From USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Jeremy Bates comes a tale of mystery and horror set in Japan's ancient Suicide Forest, a place that is easy to enter but, for some, impossible to leave. Goodreads Choice Awards finalist for horror. For fans of Stephen King.Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan...and also the most infamous spot to commit suicide in the world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming, haunting deep in the ancient woods.When bad weather prevents a group of friends from climbing neighboring Mt. Fuji, they decide to spend the night camping in Aokigahara. But they get more than they bargained for when one of them is found hanged in the morning—and they realize there might be some truth to the legends after all.Praise for Jeremy Bates:"A master storyteller!" "Best book I've read to date" "Old-school horror story reminiscent of Stephen King" "Perfect for Laymon fans!" "Definitely recommend to all fans of modern horror" "Any Stephen King or Dean Koontz fan will love it" "I sort of fell into Jeremy Bates by accident, and I'm so glad I did. He's one of my new favorite writers, and I urge everyone to check him out" "The most chilling book I’ve ever read!" "Definitely gave me chills reading this late at night which hasn't happened since I was a 13-year-old teenager reading Stephen King's It for the first time" "Absolutely loved this book" "Non-stop adrenaline rush from beginning to end" "I was hooked from the first page!" "Binge-worthy!" "I had to stop reading at certain points because he was freaking me out. That only happens to me with one other writer - Stephen King" "This is one of the best books I have ever read!" "A very juicy, scary ride" "Suicide Forest is up there with Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box" "Scariest book I've ever read" "Huge fan of Mr Bates! You won't be disappointed" "Edge-of-my-seat experience! I felt I was indeed living the horror" "Page-turner with a twist! I was hanging on to every word!" "I found it rivaling some of Stephen King's and Dean Koontz's early works - high praise indeed" "One of the greatest suspense-filled books I have ever read" "If you enjoy Richard Laymon , you'll love reading Jeremy Bates" "A true edge-of-your-seat thriller...I couldn't put it down!" "Startlingly Spooky!" "A non-stop page-turner!" "Early Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Jeremy Bates is a must read!" "As usual Jeremy Bates has done it again... Give him a try, you'll not regret it"