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Three of us went in.
Three of us came out.
None even a shadow of who they once were.
When their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and
Luke’s brother, Mike, seek help in the nearby town of Purity Springs. But as they
walk the vacant streets, the teens make some disturbing discoveries. The seemingly
deserted homes each contain a sinister book with violent instructions on
disciplining children. The graveyard is full of unmarked crosses. Worst of all, there’s
no way to contact the outside world.
When Purity Springs’ inhabitants suddenly appear, Dee, Luke, and Mike find
themselves at the mercy of Elijah Hawkins, the town’s charismatic leader who has
his own plans for the three of them. Their only hope for survival is Elijah’s enigmatic
son, Joseph. And his game may be just as deadly as his father’s . . .
Release date: November 8, 2014
Genre: Young Adult psychological horror
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Advance Praise for CREED
“Debut authors Leaver and Currie make an auspicious foray into YA horror…creating
a believably desperate and terrifying situation for their characters, and Dee’s history
of physical and sexual abuse adds another layer of terror to this suspenseful and
sporadically gory thriller.” ~Publishers Weekly
Welcome to a town that makes “Children of the Corn” look like child’s play. There’s
no shortage of scary shenanigans happening in “Creed” … We’d rather take a year-
long gig teaching botany to the “Children of the Corn” than take a gas-and-bathroom
break on a sunny day in Purity Springs. ~Kat Rosenfield author of Amelia Anne is
Dead and Gone/ MTV News
“This is: a straight-ahead, cover-your-ears tale of terror that grows more nihilistic
and grueling by the page…. Leaver and Currie do the best thing horror authors can
do, presenting protagonists who make smart choices, over and over, but to no avail.
Now that’s scary” ~ Daniel Kraus/ Booklist
Trisha Leaver: Trisha Leaver graduated from the University of Vermont with a
degree in Social Work. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three kids and one
rather irreverent black lab. She is a member of the SCBWI, the Horror Writers
Association, and the YA Scream Queens
About Lindsay Currie: Lindsay Currie graduated from Knox College in Galesburg,
IL with an English Literature degree. She is a member of the SCBWI, the Horror
Writers Association and a contributor to the YA Scream Queens.