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SL Grey Returns with Hospital-themed Horror The Ward

The WardFollowing the success of The Mall, Penguin releases The Ward by SL Grey this month:

Lisa is a plastic surgery addict with severe self-esteem issues. The only hospital that will let her go under the knife is New Hope: a grimy, grey-walled facility dubbed ‘No Hope’ by its patients.

Farrell is a celebrity photographer. His last memory is a fight with his fashion-model girlfriend and now he’s woken up in No Hope, alone. Needle marks criss-cross his arms. A sinister nurse keeps tampering with his drip. And he’s woken up blind…

Panicked and disorientated, Farrell persuades Lisa to help him escape, but the hospital’s dimly lit corridors only take them deeper underground – into a twisted mirror world staffed by dead-eyed nurses and doped-up orderlies. Down here, in the Modification Ward, Lisa can finally have the face she wants…but at a price that will haunt them both forever.

About the author

SL Grey is a collaboration between Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg.

Based in Cape Town, Lotz is a novelist and screenwriter and die-hard zombie fanatic. She writes crime novels under her own name, and as Lily Herne she and her daughter Savannah Lotz write the Deadlands series of zombie novels for young adults.

Greenberg is a Johannesburg-based fiction writer and editor who was also a bookseller for many years. He has a Master’s degree in vampire fiction and a doctorate in post-religious apocalyptic fiction. Sarah and Louis discovered a mutual interest in horror while bunking a crime seminar in a pub, rejected their initial plans for a vampire-vs-zombie faceoff, and SL Grey was born.

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