The Only Child (2017)


Title: The Only Child

Advanced Readers Copy: YES

English Publication History:

May 23rd, 2017 by Simon & Schuster (ISBN: 9781476755212)

May 23rd, 2017 by Simon & Schuster (ASIN: B01M2BRJ6G)

August 1st, 2017 by Sterling Mystery Series (ISBN: 9781683244738)

January 1st, 2018 by Orion (ISBN: 9781409149217)

May 29th, 2018 by Simon & Schuster (ISBN: 9781476755236)

Audio Publication History:

May 23rd, 2017 by HighBridge Audio (ISBN: 9781681686530)

October 1st, 2017 by Oakhill Publishing (ISBN: 9781787064065)

Portuguese Publication History:

A Criatura

January 28th, 2020 by DarkSide Books (ISBN: 9788594541055)

Serbian Publication History:


August 15th, 2017 by Evro book, Beograd (ISBN: 9788650528686)

Persian Publication History:


June 23rd, 2018 by علمی (ISBN: 9789644043543)


The #1 internationally bestselling author of The Demonologist radically reimagines the origins of gothic literature’s founding masterpieces—FrankensteinThe Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Dracula—in a contemporary novel driven by relentless suspense and surprising emotion. This is the story of a man who may be the world’s one real-life monster, and the only woman who has a chance of finding him.

As a forensic psychiatrist at New York’s leading institution of its kind, Dr. Lily Dominick has evaluated the mental states of some of the country’s most dangerous psychotics. But the strangely compelling client she interviewed today—a man with no name, accused of the most twisted crime—struck her as somehow different from the others, despite the two impossible claims he made.

First, that he is more than two hundred years old and personally inspired Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Bram Stoker in creating the three novels of the nineteenth century that define the monstrous in the modern imagination. Second, that he’s Lily’s father. To discover the truth—behind her client, her mother’s death, herself—Dr. Dominick must embark on a journey that will threaten her career, her sanity, and ultimately her life.

Fusing the page-turning tension of a first-rate thriller with a provocative take on where thrillers come from, The Only Child will keep you up until its last unforgettable revelation.

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