Saturday Screams #26 ~ Afraid and Truck Stop

Posted: February 11, 2017 in horror, reviews, thriller
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Welcome to my Saturday Screams.

Got two super thrillers for you today.

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Afraid

by Jack Kilborn

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Genre: Horror

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My Review

I’m sure you’ve read the synopsis so I won’t bore you with much about that. The setting is a peaceful little town in the wilderness. One way in, one way out.  Who will survive the night?

When a helicopter crashes, horror of such magnitude is unleashed on the denizens. How can they survive what’s come calling? How do they fight back? That’s where it gets crazy.

One thing I’ve learned from reading this author, you get a diverse mix of characters. I suspect some are easy surplus to spot. But don’t thing those characters you become attached to will make it through the night. Jack isn’t above killing them off and does so frequently in his books.

And I feel I need to warn you, this is gory to the nth level. I actually cringed at a lot of the violence, but, having read the author before, I’ve come to expect it.

This isn’t for the feint of heart, but it’s good fodder for fans of violence, gore, and psychological mayhem.

  4 Stars

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Synopsis

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? YOU WILL BE . . .

Welcome to Safe Haven, Wisconsin. Miles from everything, with one road in and out, this peaceful town has never needed a full-time police force. Until now . . .

A helicopter has crashed near Safe Haven and unleashed something horrifying. Now this merciless force is about to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate. As residents begin dying in a storm of gory violence, Safe Haven’s only chance for survival will rest with an aging county sheriff, a firefighter, and a single mom. And each will have this harrowing thought: Maybe death hasn’t come to their town by accident . . .

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Truck Stop

by Jack Kilborn and J.A. Konrath

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Genre: Horror / Thriller

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My Review

My mother warned me about truck stops. Never, ever stop at one alone. Especially at night. You never know what evil stalks them.

Truck Stop will show you just what haunts them. There’s not just one serial killer biding their time, waiting for their next delicious victim. Imagine them plotting together, working together, and trying to one up each other.

In walks a woman. A homicide cop who thinks she knows all about serial killers. She’s minding her own business and stops in for a cup of java to keep her awake on the road. What happens next is a trip down the deepest, darkest rabbit hole.

So twisted on so many levels. Just the way I like em.

 4 Stars

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Synopsis

Before the events of Jack Kilborn’s epic horror novel AFRAID…

Before the events of J.A. Konrath’s critically acclaimed thrillers FUZZY NAVEL and CHERRY BOMB…

Before the events of Jack Kilborn’s and Blake Crouch’s #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller SERIAL…

Three hunters of humans meet for the ultimate showdown at the TRUCK STOP.

Taylor is a recreational killer, with dozens of grisly murders under his belt. He pulls into a busy Wisconsin truck stop at midnight, trolling for the next to die.

Chicago Homicide cop Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels is a long way from home, driving to meet her boyfriend for a well-earned vacation. She pulls into the truck stop for a quick cup of coffee and stumbles into her worst nightmare.

Jack’s no stranger to dealing with psychos, but she’s got her hands full trying to stop Taylor. Especially since he’s getting help from someone just as deadly; a portly serial maniac named Donaldson…

TRUCK STOP is a 15,000 word thriller novella that ties together Konrath’s and Kilborn’s works, with terrifying results.

A prequel to SERIAL, which has been downloaded more than 70,000 times, TRUCK STOP is an eighteen-wheeled ride straight into hell. Not for the faint of heart. Let the reader beware.

This ebook also includes an exclusive interview: JA Konrath talks with Jack Kilborn, plus excerpts from their latest books, CHERRY BOMB and AFRAID.

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Comments
  1. I love Afraid-it was a great horror book, and one of my favourites in the genre but there weren’t any Bigfoots in it! I can’t speak for the other book as I haven’t read it.

  2. I have had Afraid on my kindle for far to long I really need to try it. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I figured it was time for me to read it and write my review. It kept catching my eye on my TBR and Kindle! LOL Both of them did.

  3. They both sound equally creepy. Have to check and see if I have them. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

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