The Tall Man

The Tall Man (Wildfire, 2018)

A senseless murder.

A terrifying legend.

A family haunted.

1990: In the darkest woods, three girls go looking for the Tall Man.

2000: A young mother disappears, leaving behind her husband and baby daughter.

2018: A teenage girl is charged with murder, and her trial will shock the world.

Three chilling events, connected by one shadowy figure.

He is the Tall Man. He can make you special… if you ask.

The Tall Man is my first psychological thriller for adults, and my first written as Phoebe Locke. It’s available in hardback, audio and ebook – paperback coming April 2019.


Praise for The Tall Man:

So chilling I had to put it aside for the few days I was home alone… Genuinely scary, The Tall Man carefully walks the line between psychosis and the paranormal, never quite letting the reader know its truth.



Genuinely scary contemporary novels are rare but Phoebe Locke’s debut – a taut, complex but brilliantly constructed supernatural thriller – is not one to be read alone at bedtime […] The writing is deft, the twists unpredictable, the tension unrelenting. Recommended.



If you read just one psychological suspense novel this year, make it Phoebe Locke’s The Tall Man. A creepy legend, the disappearance of a young mother and a teenage girl acquitted of murder… think that sounds like a recipe for a brilliant summer thriller? You’re right. Simmering with eerie mystery and dark tension, it’ll have you checking under the bed before you turn off the light.



This summer’s scariest thriller. If you liked Emma Cline’s cult hit The Girls, you’ll love The Tall Man – an addictive blend of psychological suspense and spine-tingling chills





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