Published on June 26th, 2018 – Pre-order available now!
Manifest Recall is a contemporary southern gothic novella with alarming supernatural undercurrents that explores the tragic life of a hitman who finds himself on the wrong side of his criminal syndicate. Baxter’s adrenaline-fueled approach to storytelling is in full force in Manifest Recall as it draws readers into Eli Carver’s downward spiral of psychosis and through the darker aspects of lost memories, human guilt and the insurmountable quest for personal redemption.
Following a psychotic break, Carver finds himself on the run, behind the wheel of a car that’s not his own, and in the company of a terrified woman he doesn’t know. As layers of ugly truth are peeled back and dark secrets are revealed, the duo find themselves in a struggle for survival when they unravel a mystery that pits them against the most dangerous forces in their lives.
PRAISE FOR MANIFEST RECALL
“Manifest Recall is an uppercut of a novella that is sure to loosen a few teeth… a jigsaw puzzle, reminiscent of the Guy Pearce movie Memento… with a backseat of supernatural baggage too. Manifest Recall is tougher than boot leather… Manifest Recall showcases everything Alan Baxter is good at: great characters, gripping action and tight plotting. Eli Carver is definitely a character I want to read more of. Count me in for book 2. 5/5 flashbacks from the Grim Reader.” – The Grim Reader. (Click the link for the full, detailed review, and much more great horror content.)
“A vicious revenge thriller told out of sequence, which pulls no punches… Manifest Recall is the literary equivalent of a vicious kick in the nether regions… an unrelenting, brutal, and vicious assault which by the time you get to the final pages has a huge body count… Manifest Recall isn’t strictly a horror novel, but as layers of ugly truth are peeled back and dark secrets are revealed, there is a lot of horror on offer… powerfully written and will knock the stuffing out of the most hardened horror freak… Will Eli Carver return for a second outing? I hope so… Manifest Recall has a very cool and satisfying ending but there is definite scope for this very likeable bad boy to bounce back and cause more mayhem. If you enjoy unrelenting, almost comic book action, with an atmospheric urban setting this novella is a top quality read.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror. (Click the link for the full, detailed review, and much more great horror content.)
“Alan Baxter’s Manifest Recall grabs you by the scruff of the neck from word one and doesn’t let go. It’s fast paced, bad people doing bad things to other bad people. I gobbled it down in two nights. You should, too. Highly recommended!” – Bram Stoker Award-nominated author John F.D. Taff.
“MANIFEST RECALL is a blood fueled bullet train roaring through the criminal underworld. A manic story of loss and revenge, MANIFEST RECALL starts at a sprint and never slows down.” – John C Foster, author of MISTER WHITE and THE ISLE.