The Edge of Sleep: A Novel

The Edge of Sleep: A Novel

The Edge of Sleep: A Novel

The Edge of Sleep: A Novel


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An original survival-horror novel set in the world of the hit podcast The Edge of Sleep (which stars markiplier; 34million followers on YouTube) where everyone who falls asleep dies.

What if the whole world fell asleep...and didn’t wake up again?

Dave Torres, a night watchman in a placid coastal town, knows all about sleep troubles. Since childhood, he’s battled terrors and nightmares. Sometimes those battles leak into his waking life, with disastrous consequences for those he loves. Now Dave lives alone and self-medicates to neutralize his dreams. It’s not much of a life, he knows.

The morning after Independence Day, Santa Mira, California, is so quiet Dave can hear the ocean from miles away. Traffic signals blink from red to green over empty intersections. Storefronts remain locked up tight. Every radio station whispers static.

And all over town, there are bodies, lying right where their owners left them. Dead right where they slept.

Dave—along with his ex-girlfriend, Katie, his best friend, Matteo, and Linda, a nurse he’s just met—struggle to unravel the mystery before sleep overtakes them all.

Except the answer to the mystery might lie in the one place that frightens Dave most: His twisted, unnerving dreams. Now Dave and his friends must straddle the liminal boundary between life and death as they fight to save everyone they’ve ever loved—and to keep their eyes open.

Because if any of them falls asleep now, it will be the last thing they ever do.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250284938
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/20/2023
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 41,042
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Willie Block and Jake Emanuel grew up in the forests of New England where they spent their childhoods avoiding Lyme disease. They met and started writing together at Emerson College in Boston. In 2019, Block and Emanuel wrote and directed the podcast, The Edge of Sleep. Since then, they adapted The Edge Of Sleep as a live-action TV Series, created the horror anthology podcast Bad Vibes, and wrote and co-produced the murder-mystery comedy, Reunion. They both enjoy scaring and making people laugh.

Jason Gurley is the author of Eleanor and Awake in the World, among other novels. His short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed and the anthologies Loosed Upon the World and Help Fund My Robot Army!!! He lives and writes in Scappoose, Oregon.

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