Devolution – Published 2020

“As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now.

But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town’s bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing–and too earth-shattering in its implications–to be forgotten.

In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate’s extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the legendary beasts behind it.

Kate’s is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity’s defiance in the face of a terrible predator’s gaze, and inevitably, of savagery and death.

Yet it is also far more than that.

Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us–and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity.

Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it–and like none you’ve ever read before.” – Goodreads


Holy cannoli. This is one of my favorite reads of the year, 100 percent. I’ve seen Meagan and Molly rave about it, and finally gave in. My husband and I listened to it on our anniversary vacation on the drives and we were so hooked we ended up listening to it at night in our rental, too.

Bigfoot is absolutely real, and I’m more convinced than ever. This work of fiction reads like a nonfiction book, and it’ll keep you invested the entire time. Definitely recommend the audio, as the narration was wonderful, and it made for an eerie ride!

I am still shook. Read this immediately.


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