Horns is about a young man named Ig who wakes up one morning with small "devil" horns protruding from his head. The novel has a heavy background story of Merrin, the girlfriend of Ig who had been brutally raped and killed. Ig has been the number one suspect throughout time, but with the help of his "devil horns," he soon realizes he is capable of seeing the ugly past of people when he touches them. Ig assembles all the pieces of the tragic puzzle, and starts to carry out his plan to prove his innocence. Clearly Joe Hill has learned a thing or two from his father Stephen King.— Mike, Albuquerque
“When Ignatius Perrish wakes up with horns and discovers that everyone he meets will tell him their darkest desires, he finally begins to piece together the events behind the brutal murder of his girlfriend. But when everyone in town thinks you are the murderer, it's quite possible you don't want to hear what they're really thinking. Joe Hill's new novel is a brilliant mix of horror and mystery.”
— Whitney Spotts, Schuler Books & Music, Lansing, MI
Joe Hill's critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning debut chiller, Heart-Shaped Box, heralded the arrival of new royalty onto the dark fantasy scene. With Horns, he polishes his well-deserved crown. A twisted, terrifying new novel of psychological and supernatural suspense, Horns is a devilishly original triumph for the Ray Bradbury Fellowship recipient whose story collection, 20th Century Ghosts, was also honored with a Bram Stoker Award and whose emotionally powerful and macabre work has been praised by the New York Times as, "wild, mesmerizing, perversely witty a Valentine from hell.