Hawk Mountain

Hawk Mountain

A highly suspenseful and unsettling literary thriller


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Thirty-three-year-old Todd is playing at the beach with his son, Anthony, when he catches sight of an approaching figure. Instantly, he recognizes Jack, his high school tormentor. Radiant, repentant, and overjoyed to have 'run into' Todd, Jack suggests a meal to catch up. And can he spend the night?

What follows is a fast-paced story of obsession and suspense, as Jack gaslights his way back into Todd's life, pushing his old "friend" to the brink.

Conner Habib's disturbing and emotionally riveting debut is a horror novel about partners and friends, fathers and sons, bullies and scapegoats.

'Dripping with menace...brilliantly written...compelling, shocking and beautiful' Liz Nugent

© Conner Habib 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022


  • Conner Habib writes with an hallucinatory precision, and a kind of merciless humanity, about the poisonous work of repression. His forebears-Poe, Highsmith, even classical tragedy-are clear, but his originality is clearer still. Hawk Mountain is a work of strange, glittering darkness.
    Mark O’Connell

About the author

Conner Habib

Conner Habib is host of the popular podcast Against Everyone with Conner Habib which covers topics as broad as sexuality, spirituality, punk rock, occultism, and poetry. His nonfiction has appeared in dozens of print and online publications. This is his first novel. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
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