What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror

What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror Review

The Thing meets One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest in Matt Hayward's thrilling debut novel...

After waking up one too many times in puddle of his own mess, Peter Laughlin, a thirty-five year old rock musician, has decided to kill himself. However, after catching an advertisement for rehabilitation in the back of a local newspaper, coupled with the fact that his one night stand with old friend Bethany resulted in pregnancy, Peter decides to try and clean up his act. Again. Only this time, things will be different.

At Dawson Rehabilitation, things seem idealistic. Peter quickly befriends Henry Randolph, an alcoholic in his sixties, who, along with Donald Bove, Shelley Matthews, Jamie Peters and a mentally-defunct man named Walter Cartwright, make up the rest of the guests.

Something is wrong at Dawson Rehabilitation.

Peter and Henry don’t trust the center’s councilor, a man named Jerry Fisher. Jerry’s hiding a secret. One ancient and terrible.
Tucked away in the Pennsylvania backwoods, in a remodeled farmhouse once owned by Dr. Harris Dawson himself, Peter finds himself in a fight for his life against Phobos, the great God of fear. To defeat him, Peter will have to set aside his doubts and answer the all important question: What do monsters fear?


Title:What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Karl

    This hardcover edition is numbered 14 of 52 numbered copies and is signed by Matt Hayward and Edward Lee.Contents:011 - Forward015 - "What Do Monsters Fear"215 - "That's The Price You Pay"227 - "Fathe...

  • Glenn Rolfe

    Matt Hayward is an author on the rise. Checking him out online, reading interviews and such, you get the sense that he’s one of those guys writing for the love of it. I don’t sense that he’s one...

  • Tim Meyer

    More top-notch writing from Matt Hayward. In What Do Monsters Fear?, Matt digs deep into his characters, giving us a colorful cast the reader can easily identify with. The novel touches on many themes...

  • The Grim Reader (Beavisthebookhead.com)

    Great 80s style horror novel from Matt Hayward. My review is at https://beavisthebookhead.com/2017/08......

  • Curtis

    What Do Monsters Fear? is Matt Hayward's first book. I read his short story collection, Brain Dead Blues, earlier this year, which I really enjoyed. What Do Monsters Fear? is on point! I was hooked fr...

  • David Murphy

    I don't want to start a review with a description and I want to keep it short, synopsis on goodreads gives a very good idea what to expect from this story wise. It's very hard to compare Matt Hayward'...

  • Brandon

    THIS is what I am talking about.What Do Monsters Fear is Matt Hayward's first novel and I am beyond impressed. I'm going to go ahead and say this is a must read, with strong potential for it to be on...

  • John Quick

    A well-told character study that just happens to include demons and some decidedly brutal deaths. Can't wait to see what's next from Matt Hayward!...

  • Rob Errera

    What do monsters fear?Responsibility. Withdrawal symptoms. Owning up to their past mistakes.One of the recovering addicts in Matt Hayward’s creep-fest What Do Monsters Fear? sums up the plot in a f...

  • Russell Coy

    WHAT DO MONSTERS FEAR? is a gem of a debut novel. Hayward ratchets up the tension one notch at a time and creates a thick atmosphere of isolation and dread, then goes into ambush mode in the second ha...