STRANGER THINGS: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN: UK launch, 23rd May 2019, Forbidden Planet London

It’s just – gasp! – two weeks and a day until my Stranger Things novel, Darkness on the Edge of Town, hits the shelves! But UK readers, you’ve got a change to get the book a full five (!!) days before the official publication date.

Forbidden Planet will be hosting the official UK launch of the book on Thursday, 23rd May 2019 at their London megastore (179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London. WC2H 8JR)! The event kicks off at 6pm, and I’ll be there to sign the rather gorgeous UK hardcover edition, which looks like this:

I love that new tagline…

If you can’t make it to the launch, you can pre-order signed copies of the book directly from Forbidden Planet here, but… here’s the deal:

You can only get the book early – May 23rd – if you come to the signing. At the end of the night, any leftover stock will be locked away, and won’t be on sale until Tuesday, 28th May.

So if you want to spend that weekend reading about Jim Hopper’s bizarre New York adventure in the summer of 1977 – before anyone else! – then I’ll see you a week on Thursday…

Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things. 

Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper’s protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked “New York” out of the basement—and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins all those years ago? What does “Vietnam” mean? And why has he never talked about New York?

Although he’d rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can’t deny the truth any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York—the last big case before everything changed…

Summer, New York City, 1977. Hopper is starting over after returning home from Vietnam. A young daughter, a caring wife, and a new beat as an NYPD detective make it easy to slip back into life as a civilian. But after shadowy federal agents suddenly show and seize the files about a series of brutal, unsolved murders, Hopper takes matters into his own hands, risking everything to discover the truth.

Soon Hopper is undercover among New York’s notorious street gangs. But just as he’s about to crack the case, a blackout rolls across the boroughs, plunging Hopper into a darkness deeper than any he’s faced before.

US pre-orders:
| Barnes & Noble | Barnes & Noble Exclusive EditionBooks-a-Million | Hudson Booksellers | IndieBound | Powell’s | Target | Walmart

UK pre-orders:
Forbidden Planet – signed hardcover | Amazon | Waterstones | Hive