I found Peter Straub for the first time through his collaboration with Stephen King at “The Talisman” and since then I had a few more encounters with his works. It is true that I haven’t read anything by Peter Straub in a while, but after seeing this book trailer and reading the blurb of the novel I think that “A Dark Matter” looks like a good reason for a new exploration of Peter Straub’s novels. The book trailer is short, but intriguing, and it reminds me of “The Blair Witch Project”. “A Dark Matter” looks like an interesting novel so I would certainly read it when I get the chance.
Forty years ago, Spenser Mallon led a group of young students to witness a brutal, ritual murder. The survivors never recovered. Now it seems he's back...
The charismatic and cunning Spenser Mallon is a campus guru in the 1960s, attracting the devotion and demanding sexual favors of his young acolytes. After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body-and the shattered souls of all who were present.
Years later, one man attempts to understand what happened to his wife and to his friends by writing a book about this horrible night, and it's through this process that they begin to examine the unspeakable events that have bound them in ways they cannot fathom, but that have haunted every one of them through their lives. As each of the old friends tries to come to grips with the darkness of the past, they find themselves face-to-face with the evil triggered so many years earlier. Unfolding through the individual stories of the fated group's members, A Dark Matter is an electric, chilling, and unpredictable novel that will satisfy Peter Straub's many ardent fans, and win him legions more.