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Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers

A Novel

Christopher Golden

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Stephen King called his last novel, Snowblind, “a killer.” Now, New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden is back with Dead Ringers, a chilling novel of psychological suspense that begs the question:

What happens when you can’t even trust the face in the mirror?

Tess Devlin runs into her ex-husband, Nick, on a Boston sidewalk, and is furious when he pretends not to know her. Afterwards, Tess calls his cell to have it out with him…only to discover that he’s in New Hampshire with his current girlfriend. But if Nick’s not in Boston, who was the man she encountered on the street? Then there’s Frank Lindbergh, who left his grim past behind and never looked back. But now that both of his parents are dead and he’s back in his childhood home, he’s assaulted by an intruder in his living room—a man who could be his brutal, violent twin…if it weren’t for the fact that Frank is an only child.

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.


Frank Lindbergh had managed to escape his childhood home for a handful of ambitious years before death and fate conspired to bring him back. The house on Hammersmith Street was a faded, peeling memory with a sagging front...

Praise for Dead Ringers

"Golden’s chilling tale will have you shivering the next time you glance at your reflection. Is it really always you looking back?" - Washington Post

"Deeply disturbing and studded with ghastly imagery, this beautifully written narrative will inspire shudders with every turn of the page." - Publishers Weekly

"Dead Ringers rises above the standard horror-novel clichés with style...A supernatural horror novel that seems all too plausible thanks to its fast pace, adept characterization and fine sense of place." - Shelf Awareness

"Dead Ringers is a book with the momentum of a thriller, but it’s driven by character... [Golden] excels at character development and is one of the few writers working today who plays in the same league as Stephen King." - Slush Pile Heroes

"Reminiscent of Jack Finney's The Body Snatchers (without the aliens)...[Golden] delivers enough chills to satisfy." - Library Journal

Reviews from Goodreads

Christopher Golden

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows. He co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, and the comic book series featuring the same character.

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