Edoardo Ballerini, narrator of J.D. Barker’s award-winning 4MK thriller series, has signed on to narrate Barker’s latest thriller, BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR. The project will be produced by Recorded Books and is set to release May 6th, 2024. Billed as 50 SHADES meets David Fincher’s THE GAME, BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR introduces readers to Sugar & Spice, the latest app craze taking the world by storm, which leads downloaders Abby and Brendan Hollander into a dangerous game of life and death. When the app assigns the pair a series of increasingly taboo tasks, they soon find themselves caught up in a twisted web of seduction and violence.
The novel has been optioned for film and is expected to be one of the biggest releases of the summer season.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK — Simon & Schuster has entered into a distribution agreement with Hampton Creek Press. Under the agreement, Simon & Schuster will handle worldwide sales and distribution for the publisher as of November 1, 2023.
Hampton Creek Press was initially created as the distribution arm for independently published titles by New York Times and international bestselling author, J.D. Barker. It has since grown to include a diverse stable of authors primarily in the thriller and horror genres.
Barker’s forthcoming novel, BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR, set to release on 2/19/24, will be the first title under this new relationship. The novel, described as 50 SHADES meets David Fincher’s THE GAME, has been optioned for film by QC Entertainment (BlacKkKlansman, Get Out) in a preemptive bid.
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THE NOISE is available everywhere! Stephen King was kind enough to call this one, “Scary!”
Signed hardcover editions are available through RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH, and select indie bookstores nationwide. Best part? They’ll ship!
From the Publisher –
A mysterious explosion kills thousands in the Pacific Northwest—and only two young girls survive. The newest in psychological suspense from the minds of James Patterson and J.D. Barker.
Two sisters have always stood together. Now, they’re the only ones left.
In the shadow of Mount Hood, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie when the girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams. From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the sound only gets worse…
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Release Date: August 16, 2021
Page Count: 432
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0316499873
eBook ASIN: B08PV5XDF5
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-0316279055
Praise for J.D. Barker
“J.D. Barker is a one-of-a-kind writer and that’s a rare and special thing. Stephen King comes to mind and Lee Child, John Sandford. All one-of-a-kinds. Don’t miss anything J.D. writes.”
—James Patterson, #1 International Bestselling Author
“A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind!”
—Jeffery Deaver, NY Times Bestselling Author
“I don’t say this lightly: J.D. Barker is a force to be reckoned with.”
—Tosca Lee, NY Times Bestselling Author
“Barker knows how to evoke chilling imagery and will have readers anxiously looking over their shoulders with each terrifying “clickity, click, click.”
— Library Journal
“Barker is a master wordsmith.”
“It is clear Barker is a name to watch.”
—The Horror Bookshelf
“Mr. Barker may have begun by following in the footsteps of such literary royalty as Stephen King, Thomas Harris, and Dean Koontz, but he has blazed a unique path all his own.”
— Fresh Fiction
Posted May 17, 2021 by J.D. Barker