Blood Sugar by Daniel Kraus
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Blood Sugar by Daniel Kraus

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From the co-author of the New York Times-bestselling novelization of The Shape of Water comes the blood-curdling story of a Halloween night where trick-or-treat becomes life-or-death

In a ruined house at the end of Yellow Street, an angry outcast hatches a scheme to take revenge for all the wrongs he has suffered. With the help of three alienated kids, he plans to hide razor blades, poison, and broken glass in Halloween candy, maiming or killing dozens of innocent children. But as the clock ticks closer to sundown, will one of his helpers--an innocent himself, in his own streetwise way--carry out or defeat the plan?

Told from the child's point of view, in a voice as unforgettable as A Clockwork Orange, Kraus' novel is at once frightening and emotional, thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny. It'll make you rethink your concepts of family, loyalty, and justice--and will leave you double-checking the wrappers on your Halloween candy for the rest of your days.

"A Stephen King tale told by a pidgin Artful Dodger, it's a twisted little miracle with a sneaking, beating heart." --Megan Abbott, New York Times-bestselling author of Give Me Your Hand