In this pulp noir thriller for fans of Cornell Woolrich, a man’s past invades his serene family life, and it’s not going away quietly.

At 32, Chris Martin lives a conventional life. He’s married with a daughter, runs his own small business, and is working to save up money for a bigger home with his wife, Helen. He is happy and content with this staid but comfortable existence—until a late weeknight phone call turns everything upside down. Chris hasn’t always been the model family man he appears to be. And when his past catches up to him, the terror comes into his home—just where he thought he was safest. As Chris finds all that he loves under attack, he must go to heroic lengths to keep his family and his life together.

Inspired the 1970 Charles Bronson film Cold Sweat.

Praise for Richard Matheson

“The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson.”—Stephen King
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.”—Ray Bradbury

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