The Harrowing

Set in the near future about a psychic teen who is forced to use her powers to track down killers, until she discovers her boyfriend is her next target, pitched as MINORITY REPORT meets I HUNT KILLERS.

YA GRAPHIC NOVEL : Written by Kristen Kiesling, illustrated by Rye Hickman.


The Harrowing will give you death, destiny, defiance and most of all love. You will shiver in fear and delight. You will want to be held and to hold.” —Kieron Gillen, The Wicked + the Divine, Young Avengers

“An original, genre-blending graphic novel.”—Kirkus Reviews

“I read The Harrowing in one sitting — it’s that good. It kept me up long after I turned the final page, pondering big questions — namely, how far would I go to protect the ones I love.” —Max Brallier, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth

“Kiesling makes excellent use of smooth, engaging, and natural-feeling dialogue to provide…world-building, and the heavy, shadowy illustrations do much of the rest.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

The Harrowing is a story for fans of the morbidly supernatural. Kristen Kiesling’s story is brought to life by Rye Hickman’s stylish art in a world of grey and red that will feed your inner goth.” —Daniel McCloskey, creator of Cloud Town

“A wonderful mix of creepy crawly paranoia with a pinch of horror, Kiesling and Hickman have created something special that will keep you looking over your shoulder for days after reading.” —Marco Finnegan, illustrator of The Keeper

“Rowan’s struggles with her identity as she searches for her voice and purpose will resonate with teens, especially those who like psychological horror.” —Booklist

Minority Report reframed as if through the eyes of Stephen King, Kiesling and Hickman have created a real page-turner that asks tough questions of fate and morality. A complex and pulse-pounding debut that should be read widely.” —Samuel Sattin, author of Buzzing

“Slashes of color, mostly in hematic red, punctuate grayscale spreads and signal the blood-soaked climax of this visceral graphic novel, a jumping-off point for a critique of the prison industrial complex.” —Publishers Weekly