Gregg Hurwitz Makes YA Debut

By Carl Slaughter: If you write your first YA horror novel, you can’t get a better endorsement than Jonathan Maberry.

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The Rains

The first YA page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz

In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek’s Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding. Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen–and Patrick’s birthday is only a few days away. Determined to save Patrick’s life and the lives of the remaining kids, the brothers embark on a mission to uncover the truth about the parasites–and what they find is horrifying. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity’s only hope for salvation.


“Gregg Hurwitz is a writer’s writer, fast on his feet, quick with the perfect turn of phrase. The Rains is one of those all-too-creepy-and-believable stories that leaves you looking in your backyard for the next strange weed to poke through the ground. Chilling!”–Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Kingdom Keepers

The Rains is a brilliant, terrifying, rule-breaking reimagining of the zombie novel. Hurwitz pulls no punches and takes no prisoners in this gripping teen novel. Highly recommended!”–Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin


Gregg Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz


GREGG HURWITZ is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen thrillers, most recently Orphan X. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into twenty-seven languages. He is also a New York Times bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel and DC. Additionally, he’s written screenplays for many major studios and written, developed, and produced television for various networks.