Travelers Rest

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A FAMILY MAROONED. ONLY ONE HOTEL IN TOWN. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG.
Imagine GROUNDHOG DAY rewritten by Stephen King or David Lynch.

A young family is driving home one night but is forced off the highway by a blizzard.

They arrive in the former mining town of Good Night, Idaho and take shelter in a grand, but dilapidated old hotel.

When they become separated, they enter a nightmare in which they relive the same day over and over, each caught in their own separate time loop. But what are the mysterious images that haunt them, and can they change what is past?

(p) 2016 Hachette Audio

Reviews

Keith Lee Morris knows what fiction is made for: in Travelers Rest he creates an intriguing world, poses big questions, and gives us sentences that by themselves are worth the read. What happens, he asks, when the person who goes missing is yourself?
Charlotte Rogan, author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller THE LIFEBOAT
Echoing the fantastic work of Shirley Jackson and Stephen King, Travelers Rest is both fiercely gripping and deeply unsettling, a perfect mixture of horror and fairy tale . . . a novel that pulls you in immediately and refuses to let you go
Kevin Wilson, author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller THE FAMILY FANG
It won't take long - a page, maybe two - before you feel wondrously disquieted by Keith Lee Morris's Travelers Rest. The novel traps its characters in the town of Good Night, Idaho, and the reader in its shaken snow globe of a world. The language dazzles and the circumstances chill and put this story in the good company of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and David Lynch's Twin Peaks. This book will earn Morris the wide readership he richly deserves
Benjamin Percy, author of The Dead Lands and Red Moon
Morris handles the spooky materials deftly but his writing is what makes the story really scary: quiet and languorous, sweeping steadily and inexorably along like a curtain of drifting snow identified too late as an avalanche.
Publishers Weekly
Alice in Wonderland meets The Shining...weighty, suspenseful, and even wistful
Kirkus Reviews
There's no ghouls here, no rotting women reaching out of bathtubs - just the town, the snow and an inexplicable evil leaking up from beneath the hotels foundations. The prose is appropriately disorientating. His sentences are long and labyrinthine; they seem to reach up off the page, trying to drag the reader down into the depths...it's a stunning read - just not for reading late at night
Sci-Fi Now
A fine addition to the creepy hotel thriller genre...It says much of Morris's skill that he's able to keep us bewitched and beguiled in a topsy-turvy world with endless corridors, twisting stairs and Escher-like surroundings. The novel culminates in an almost operatic grand finale where past and present meet in a satisfying conclusion
Independent
Keith Lee Morris's prose has a hypnotic rhythm that perfectly captures the uncanny ambience
SFX
Reminiscent of King's Desperation and Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, Keith Lee Morris' latest novel - the first to be published in the UK - is an intense and gripping story that succeeds in its aim to unsettle the reader, to turn what we think we know on its head and leave us stranded with the Addison family in the strange little town of Good Night, Idaho.
Reader Dad
The characters are complex, and their relationships even more so. Morris manages to breathe new life into a dusty old tale, and capture the reader from the outset.
The Bookbag
The writing is persuasive, the characters are rich, and there are moments of great emotional resonance. Should you choose to stay a while in Good Night, Idaho, then - unlike the Addisons - you won't regret it.
The Guardian
a subtle, meticulous examination of strained relationships, the effects of isolation on the mind, and the persistent hold memory has over us...it exerts a powerful hold
The Financial Times
The children's characters are well sketched, the supernatural element is unsettling and the action has pace...he is certainly a rising star in the genre and one to watch for. So, if you like Stephen King-esque stories, don't bypass Travelers Rest!
Fantasy Book Review