Her name is Jack Harper. She just escaped the clutches of a cult that had held her in thrall since she was a little girl.

Now she’s on a quest for justice.

She discovers that her cult was just one cell in a global network known as Infinitum. Armed with an array of burgeoning supernatural powers, Jack sets out to smash Infinitum’s leadership, all while uncovering an ancient mystery that may hold the key to stopping Armageddon.

Thrilling and terrifying, Perish is the sequel to L.C. Barlow’s Pivot, which Publishers Weekly called a “vivid debut.”


“Beyond good and evil, Pivot juggles archetypes until you’re not sure which ball is airborne and which is still in the author’s hand. A story about cracking free of your intended role in life, as plot and depth travel at the same exceptional speed.” ―Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box

“Suspenseful and delightfully disturbing (…) This is a promising beginning to the Jack Harper trilogy.” ―Booklist

“Impressive and arresting prose drives this vivid debut. (…) Barlow’s gorgeous writing will easily propel readers through the rest of the series.” ―Publishers Weekly


“In Perish, Barlow sings the siren song of anger and revenge, expanding the universe of the terrible, and introducing us to even greater threats as she builds a world of the awful.”

—Weston Ochse, Bram Stoker Award Winning Author of Bone Chase and Burning Sky

Author: L.C. Barlow

L.C. Barlow is a writer and professor working primarily in the field of speculative fiction. She has an MA in English and MFA in Creative Writing. Her work has been published in various journals, and her fiction has reached over sixty-five thousand readers and garnered multiple awards and praise. Barlow lives in Dallas, TX with her two cats, Smaug and Dusty.

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