Friday 1 April 2016

NORMAN BATES RETURNS in the authorised sequel to PSYCHO

Ever wondered what happened to Norman Bates in the psychiatric hospital he was confined to at the end of Psycho? Well, horror author and self-confessed Psycho fan Chet Williamson has penned an official follow up to the original book by Robert Bloch entitled "Psycho Sanitarium" which answers just that.

Chet Williamson saw Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of Robert Bloch’s Psycho when he was twelve; it’s been seared in his memory ever since. The legendary Norman Bates returns as a main character for the first time in over 30 years in Psycho: Sanitarium, an intense psychological thriller of murder and deranged madness.

It’s 1960. Norman Bates is in the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane and it's up to Dr Felix Reed to bring him out of his catatonic state. Dr Reed must face both twisted patients and colleagues who think of the institution as a prison rather than a place of healing. The greatest obstacle is the building itself, once a private sanitarium, rumoured to be haunted.

A delicate peace is disturbed by the arrival of Robert Newman, Norman's twin brother taken away at birth after a doctor pronounced him brain damaged. As the brothers get to know each other, Norman senses a darkness in Robert, perhaps even deeper than that which has lurked in Norman himself...

CHET WILLIAMSON is a successful horror and suspense author, with nearly 20 books and over 100 short stories published in Esquire, The New Yorker, Playboy, and many other magazines and anthologies. His many honours include the International Horror Guild Award and nominations for the World Fantasy Award, the MWA's Edgar Award, and six times for the HWA's Stoker Award. 

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