The Stonefly


Be careful what you wish for.


He’s a murderer, a mental patient, and a friend. And Jacob Duke doesn’t want to grant your wish—but the trouble is, he must.


Armed with zero special powers, Jacob has six days to grant any wish he hears or it’s curtains for the wisher. That’s dead, you know—deceased, expired, pushing up petunias.


Jacob has returned to his childhood home—the Dover Psychiatric Hospital for the Criminally Insane—where he discovers that the psych ward isn’t quite through with him yet. Motown, Jacob’s friend from his years at Dover, carries a secret that pits one life against another—with Jacob stuck in the middle.


The Stonefly is a gritty, real-world thriller with a single drop of magic in the recipe. It explores the true commitment of friendship, an alternative logic for why people die, and the dark corners found within all of our souls.

★★★★★ "...deserves more than 5 stars..."


★★★★★ "Fresh, bold and engaging."


★★★★★ "An amazingly powerful and emotionally impacting novel..."


★★★★★ "...one of the best books I've read this year."


★★★★★ "I thought Mr. Holliday hit a bullseye with his first novel, Normal, but Stonefly shatters the target."