'A splendidly eerie haunted house story, and a superb evocation of small town life. The Guardians gripped me from its opening line and never let go.' -- John Connolly 'Andrew Pyper's The Guardians is everything you could ask for in a thriller. It's psychologically unnerving, moves like a bullet, and is fraught with so much tension you might crack a tooth reading it. Outstanding in every way.' -- Dennis Lehane 'It is a perfect haunted-house story, a crisp, eerie October night of a book that had me in its clutches from page 1. It still has.' -- Joanne Harris 'The Guardians is a chilling, screw-tightening ghost story for grownups-it vibrates with menace while delving into the deep, dark matters of loyalty, lust and our own natural, nasty inclinations. A thriller with brains, heart, and no small amount of goosebumps.' -- Gillian Flynn 'Like any good haunting, The Guardians is at first just a whisper in your ear. Then page by page, Andrew Pyper ratchets up the tension, the suspense, the fear until you find yourself white-knuckled and breathless. Pyper is the rare writer who has it all; he's a poet, a magician, and a seer into the frail human heart. Moving, utterly gripping, and gorgeously written. Don't miss it.' -- Lisa Unger 'The Guardians is so much more than a thriller. Truly great writing, haunting, intelligent, human, terrifying. Pyper is a genius.' -- Deon Meyer A wonderfully atmospheric chiller from Pyper who excels at combining crime and horror...A nail-biting read, deliciously tense and well written. The relationships of the small town, and particularly those between the quartet of friends, are skilfully drawn and Trevor is an appealing, flawed and vulnerable protagonist. TANGLED WEB Ambitious...With a well-executed dual narrative, both past and present, strong characterisations and some truly arresting images, The Guardians is a compelling and genuinely creepy read. THE GUARDIAN It draws you in...The Guardians' themes include the influence of past crimes and the treacherous uncertainty of memory. THE SPECTATOR a thrilling horror story that keeps you turning page after page in an urgent need to find out what happens next. You won't be disappointed either, thanks to a satisfying pay-off and action-filled conclusion that contains just the right amount of shocks. SFX Pyper is the most striking Canadian crime writer to emerge in recent years and this is a characteristically intelligent move into Stephen King territory -- John Williams MAIL ON SUNDAY This is a dark, brooding, compelling story about the loss if innocence and the ubiquity of evil, with a finale as bittersweet as your 50th birthday party. -- Peter Millar THE TIMES
Andrew Pyper was born in Stratford, Ontario, in 1968. He received a BA and an MA in English Literature from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a law degree from the University of Toronto. He is the author of four bestselling novels, including LOST GIRLS, bestselling winner of the Arthur Ellis Award.