Conditions may apply. You must be 18+ to enter this preorder campaign. US only. Promotion ends 1/23/24. For full Official Rules, see bottom of page.
*This preorder campaign is now closed! Please note that it may take a few weeks for your preorder items to ship.*
This Wretched Valley by Jenny Kiefer goes on sale January 16, 2024! Preorder your copy to receive a signed bookplate, a sticker (to be revealed!), and a carabiner.
Signed bookplate, sticker, and carabiner available while quantities last.
How do I enter?
Send Quirk Books a photo of your This Wretched Valley receipt using the Google form linked below, whether you have preordered the book or requested it from your local library. (Note: please make sure your full name, book title, and the date are visible on your receipt.)*
If you have trouble uploading your receipt to the Google form, please send an email to [email protected] with the requested information and include [THIS WRETCHED VALLEY PREORDER] in the subject line.
We will send you the sticker, signed bookplate, and carabiner once the campaign is closed after January 23, 2024.
All receipts must be dated January 15, 2024 or earlier and submitted by 11:59pm EST on 1/23/24.
*If you prefer, preorder directly from Butcher Cabin Books to receive an exclusive item + the Quirk Books preorder items (while quantities last). Note: if you order through Butcher Cabin Books, you do not need to submit your receipt to Quirk Books.
About the Book
“If you love wilderness horror, This Wretched Valley is a must-read. But be forewarned: after reading this chilling debut, you may never want to set foot in the great outdoors again.”—Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger and The Fervor
“With nimble pacing, scream-worthy scares, and an ever-present sense of dread, a trip to This Wretched Valley is one you’ll never forget.”—Rachel Harrison, national best-selling author of Cackle and Such Sharp Teeth
Take only pictures. Leave only bones.
This trip is going to be Dylan’s big break. Her geologist friend Clay has discovered an untouched cliff face in the Kentucky wilderness, and she is going to be the first person to climb it. Together with Clay, his research assistant Sylvia, and Dylan’s boyfriend Luke, Dylan is going to document her achievement on Instagram and finally cement her place as the next rising star in rock climbing.
Seven months later, three bodies are discovered in the trees just off the highway. All are in various states of decay: one a stark, white skeleton; the second emptied of its organs; and the third a mutilated corpse with the tongue, eyes, ears, and fingers removed.
But Dylan is still missing—and no trace of her, dead or alive, has been discovered.
Were the climbers murdered? Did they succumb to cannibalism? Or are their impossible bodies the work of an even more sinister force?
This dread-inducing debut builds to a bloodcurdling climax, and will leave you shocked by the final twist.