"If you're out after dark, you're already dead." How long would you stay in your small town if it was literally dying? That's the chilling question at the center of Lois Murphy's novel Soon, and we can exclusively reveal that Titan Books will publish the award-winning supernatural book in the US and UK for the first time on October 15th. To celebrate the announcement, we've also been provided with the exclusive cover reveal and an excerpt in which ghostly, skeletal bulls emerge from a mysterious mist to attack their owner.

The cover art for Soon—which won the Aurealis Award for Best Horror in 2017—can be viewed below, and you can also read an eerie excerpt from the book by clicking its cover. For future updates on the novel, keep an eye on Titan Books' official website.

Synopsis: "On winter solstice, the birds disappeared, and the mist arrived.

The inhabitants of Nebulah quickly learn not to venture out after dark. But it is hard to stay indoors: cabin fever sets in, and the mist can be beguiling, too.

Eventually only six remain. Like the rest of the townspeople, Pete has nowhere else to go. After he rescues a stranded psychic from a terrible fate, he's given a warning: he will be dead by solstice unless he leaves town – soon."

Click the cover art to read an excerpt:

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.