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#861  ZodWallop 11-17-2019, 12:08 PM
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Will Haunt You by Brian Kirk
Amazon US $0.99


Rumors of a deadly book have been floating around the dark corners of the deep web.
The book sounds pretty good. Except for "the dark corners of the deep web." When I read stuff like that I'm just like "oh boy." I picked the book up anyway.
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#862  ZodWallop 11-17-2019, 12:11 PM
The Claiming by Ike Hamill is $0.99 at Amazon US.

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Newly arrived in a deserted neighborhood, a family tries to settle in despite the eerie feeling that something is amiss. Then little Lizzy spots cloaked figures in the yard, making their way toward the house¬Ö
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#863  ZodWallop 11-19-2019, 11:32 AM
Afterlife by Douglas Clegg is $0.99 at Amazon US.

There isn't a quick synopsis on Amazon, so here's the Publisher's Weekly review instead:

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Starred Review. Stoker-winner Clegg (The Hour Before Dark) has an uncanny ability to frighten readers by chronicling everyday characters' perilous descents into their own private hells. Julie Hutchinson mentally unravels after the brutal and mysterious murder of her husband, Jeff, in this stand-alone tale full of subtle suspense, inventive twists and credible characters. Julie has erotic nightmares and hideous hallucinations while slowly trying to piece together the decades-old puzzle involving her husband's past work with Project Daylight, a now-defunct privately funded school that conducted experiments on young children with ESP. Eventually, with the assistance of her mother, daughter and stepson, as well as Jeff's ex-wife and Michael Diamond, a popular TV psychic, Julie unearths bizarre secrets about her family that lead her to an underground society of scientific misfits. The book's final sentence is guaranteed to unnerve readers and leave them wanting more. A concise writer, Clegg manages to weave into his plot such grand ideas as reincarnation and psychic phenomena in a mere 272 pages. Many other writers would have taken twice as long to tell a tale half as captivating.
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#864  ZodWallop 11-21-2019, 12:31 PM
The Influence by Ramsey Campbell is $0.99 at Amazon US.

Ramsey Campbell is a master of horror. I remember Stephen King praising him back in Danse Macabre.

I've only read one of his books, Midnight Sun. I liked it. Campbell specializes in 'quiet horror' which is more about a sinister mood and creepy stuff than monsters chasing people or gore. They all have their place. Just be aware before trying him. You'll likely be three steps ahead of the characters, because you read a lot of horror and are aware that they are living in a horror story.

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Queenie is the ageing matriarch of the Faraday family, and even death can’t break her hold over her eleven-year-old granddaughter Rowan. She’s buried with a locket that contains a lock of Rowan’s hair, and soon afterwards Rowan is befriended by a mysterious uncannily intelligent girl of her own age. Only her aunt Hermione suspects how sinister this is, but will retrieving the locket save her niece? By the time anyone sees what effect the ghostly influence on Rowan is having, it may be too late for her. if the child who takes her place in the family isn’t Rowan, Rowan may be somewhere else not quite like our world…
The Influence was adapted as a movie by Netflix. I guess that's why the book is on sale.
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#865  radbaddude 11-21-2019, 12:51 PM
Quote ZodWallop
The Influence by Ramsey Campbell is $0.99 at Amazon US.

Ramsey Campbell is a master of horror. I remember Stephen King praising him back in Danse Macabre.

I've only read one of his books, Midnight Sun. I liked it. Campbell specializes in 'quiet horror' which is more about a sinister mood and creepy stuff than monsters chasing people or gore. They all have their place. Just be aware before trying him. You'll likely be three steps ahead of the characters, because you read a lot of horror and are aware that they are living in a horror story.



The Influence was adapted as a movie by Netflix. I guess that's why the book is on sale.
Thanks! I have been seeing newer works by this author but have yet to read anything by him. Grabbing.
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#866  ZodWallop 11-21-2019, 04:06 PM
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Thanks! I have been seeing newer works by this author but have yet to read anything by him. Grabbing.
If it matters, The Influence isn't new. It was published in 1988. Here's the cheesy cover of the paper copy I have.

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#867  radbaddude 11-21-2019, 07:27 PM
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If it matters, The Influence isn't new. It was published in 1988. Here's the cheesy cover of the paper copy I have.

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It doesn't matter to me what year it was published. : )
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#868  radbaddude 11-21-2019, 07:28 PM
Not sure how long I've been tracking this one and $2.99 is the max for me.


Hell Chose Me by Angel Luis Colon
Amazon US $2.99 240p

Bryan Walsh is a killer for hire. He is haunted by those who have fallen by his hand. He will stop at nothing to avenge his brother’s death.

When a lifetime of bad karma finally lands on Bryan’s doorstep and leaves his brother dead, he must survive long enough to find the killers and get his revenge, but as the path only grows bloodier, Bryan may not be able to handle the steps he’ll need to take against his enemies.

As he becomes more unstable and his past crashes into his present, Bryan must decide if vengeance is worth becoming the monster he always denied or if he could find a another path; one that could lead to something like redemption.
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#869  ZodWallop 11-23-2019, 10:03 PM
The Sleep Experiment by Jeremy Bates is $0.99 at Amazon US.

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In 1954, at the start of the Cold War, the Soviet military offered four political prisoners their freedom if they participated in an experiment requiring them to remain awake for fourteen days while under the influence of a powerful stimulant gas. The prisoners ultimately reverted to murder, self-mutilation, and madness.

None survived.

In 2018, Dr. Roy Wallis, an esteemed psychology professor at UC Berkeley, is attempting to recreate the same experiment during the summer break in a soon-to-be demolished building on campus. He and two student assistants share an eight-hour rotational schedule to observe their young Australian test subjects around the clock.

What begins innocently enough, however, morphs into a nightmare beyond description that no one could have imagined¬ówith, perhaps, the exception of Dr. Roy Wallis himself.
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#870  Kieran Seymour 11-24-2019, 07:49 AM
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep is a 99p Daily Deal at Amazon UK today.

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King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting DOCTOR SLEEP picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, and the very special twelve-year old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless - mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the 'steam' that children with the 'shining' produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him and a job at a nursing home where his remnant 'shining' power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes 'Doctor Sleep.'

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival . . .
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