Bait

Bait

A Novel

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142180259
  • 288  Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

No one is coming to your aid. We have ensured this.
 
Six strangers wake up on a remote island in the Florida Keys with no memory of their arrival. They soon discover their common bond: all of them are heroin addicts. As the first excruciating pangs of withdrawal make themselves felt, the six notice a yacht anchored across open water. On it lurk four shadowy figures, protected by the hungry sharks that patrol the waves. So begins a dangerous game. The six must undertake the impossible—swim to the next island where a cache of heroin awaits, or die trying. When alliances form, betrayal is inevitable. As the fight to survive intensifies, the stakes reach terrifying heights—and their captors’ motives finally begin to emerge.
Bait

Bait

J. Kent Messum

Video

Praise

Praise for Bait:

“Reading J. Kent Messum’s Bait is like taking a high dive into black water. What you find in its murky depths is disturbing, pulse-pounding and utterly surprising. An exhilarating debut.” –Megan Abbott, Edgar-Award-winning author of Dare Me  
 
“The stakes could be no higher in this crisply written, fast-paced novel that examines the shifting line between right and wrong, good and evil.  Bait will keep readers turning pages late into the night.”
Lori Roy, Edgar-Award-winning author of Bent Road and Until She Comes Home 
 
Jaws meets Lord of the Flies meets Drugstore Cowboy! A powerhouse debut. The horror dawns on the reader as it dawns on the characters, making for a mesmerizing, one-sitting read.” – Steve Ulfelder, Edgar-Award finalist author of Purgatory Chasm and The Whole Lie
 
Penguin Hotline
Brightly
promo_EditorsDesk
promo_StaffPicks
promo_FirsttoRead_Small