The Woods Are Always Watching (Hardcover)

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New from bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, and the perfect companion to her New York Times bestseller There's Someone Inside Your House, coming to Netflix October 6!

“The scares here are authentic, and the details meticulous, driven by a smart, distinct narrative voice. Hand this to fans of the film Midsommar who will delight in the eerie world building, the disintegration and rebuilding of interpersonal relationships, and the unseen forces of evil that threaten to break two friends apart.” –Booklist

Bears aren’t the only predators in these woods.
Best friends Neena and Josie spent high school as outsiders, but at least they had each other. Now, with college and a two-thousand-mile separation looming on the horizon, they have one last chance to be together—a three-day hike deep into the woods of the Pisgah National Forest.

Simmering tensions lead to a detour off the trail and straight into a waking nightmare … and then into something far worse. Something that will test them in horrifying ways. 
Stephanie Perkins, the bestselling author of There’s Someone Inside Your House, returns with a heart-stopping, gut-wrenching novel about friendship, survival, and navigating unmarked paths even as evil watches from the shadows.

About the Author

STEPHANIE PERKINS is the New York Times bestselling author and anthology editor of multiple books, including There's Someone Inside Your House, Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After. She has always worked with books--first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. Stephanie lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband. Every room of their house is painted a different color of the rainbow.

Praise For…


A thrilling survival story about two teens just trying to make it to daybreak with their friendship—and their lives, too, as a horror beyond their wildest dreams lurks in the forest…. Hand this to fans of the film Midsommar, who will delight in the eerie world building, the disintegration and rebuilding of interpersonal relationships, and the unseen forces of evil that threaten to break two friends apart.” —Booklist
“Perkins crafts a lushly immersive natural setting, highlighting the tranquility of the Blue Ridge Mountains as her characters proceed through an escalating series of dire situations. Violence is quite present, but Perkins doesn’t linger on gratuitous gore, focusing instead on establishing tension and emotion in this rapidly paced dark thriller.” —Publishers Weekly

Praise for New York Times bestseller THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE, coming October 6 as a Netflix feature film!

Equal parts heart-stopping horror and steamy romance. It’s tons of bloody fun.” –HelloGiggles

“A chilling, fast-paced, horror-inducing story that will have you quickly flipping through the pages to find out what happens.” –BuzzFeed 

Romance and grisly murders crawl into the back seat of the car for a make-out session, producing a read that is as eerie as it is delightful.” –Associated Press

Addictive.”  –Bustle
Truly terrifying.” –Hypable
Absolutely thrilling.”  –Paste
“Mixes the wit of modern slasher films like Scream with the grounded characters and emotions of contemporary YA.” –Mashable
Readers will be sleeping with one eye open.” –Booklist


“Stephanie Perkins’s characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.” -Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Magical. Anna and the French Kiss really captures the feeling of being in love.” –Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices trilogy

“Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book.” –Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Truly Devious series and 13 Little Blue Envelopes

Product Details
ISBN: 9780525426028
ISBN-10: 0525426027
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 31st, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English


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