Christopher Badcock

Those You Killed

Bestselling author, father, husband. Junkie.

Elwood Cathis gave up everything for the needle. Desperate to rebuild a relationship with his daughter and ex-wife, he's come to Lake Chance, a once-bustling vacation hot spot, now caught in the throes of a prolonged demise. Tainted and scarred by past events, it's a place that echoes his own existence.


Something echoes. It calls out, like a forgotten broadcast stuck on repeat. Something in the forest. Something infernal that only he and others like him can hear; the lost, the weak, the tormented.

Suffering with intense withdrawal and plagued by nightmarish visions, Elwood will confront the lake's dark past, and in doing so, uncover parts of himself he lost at the tip of a needle, and so much more.

Those You Killed is the debut horror novel from UK author Christopher Badcock. A feverish and thoughtful exploration of addiction, grief and horror, this grim, suspenseful novel bristles with darkness. You can find the author on Facebook and Instagram (@carpe.noctem.86). His next book, Iniquities, will be released in December 2021.
340 printed pages
Original publication



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