Down, my novel about a rock band that survives a plane crash only to face something much worse, is now available from Amazon.Â I’m not kidding when I say this is probably the best work I’ve written to date.Â There’s a balance between mood and scares that I don’t think I’ve managed to pull off before.Â All wrapped up in a tight package, Down is a weird, slightly cosmic kind of story.Â I hope it catches you by surprise.
“A sleek and nasty tale, Southard continues to carve a name for himself with Down.” – Laird Barron, author of Occultation and The Croning.
Injured and stranded in a seemingly endless forest, The Frequency Brothers now find themselves fighting for survival. Everywhere they look, they see signs that they are not alone, that something waits in the darkness. They can hear it, and it sounds angry. Thereâ€™s something else out there, though. Something much worse.Â
And it wants to drag them Down.Â