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Hitchhiker---A Suspense Thriller [Kindle Edition]

Tim Kizer
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When a serial killer hitches a ride one sunny day in a beautiful California valley, he does not suspect that he may have met his match, who is dead set to take another life. The battle of wits begins and only the most devious mind will survive.

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Bonus: "Intoxication" by Tim Kizer.

Are you paranoid if you end up dead?

Leslie has a suspicion: someone at work is trying to poison her. Can she prove it? No, and she doesn't care that she can't as she takes the law into her hands.

How about those who dismiss her fears and believe she is paranoid? Well, they certainly deserve to be punished.

What does she do when she starts questioning her own suspicions--and sanity? Hmm. That's complicated.

In this disturbing tale of derangement, a young psychopathic woman is slipping into madness as she fights an enemy that may exist only in her imagination. She has to resort to desperate measures when she realizes that a gun, security cameras in her apartment, and constant vigilance will not be enough to survive. It is hard to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if the cat is not there, but Leslie, with her resolve fueled by paranoia, is hell-bent on finding and slaughtering it.

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Plus a preview of Tim Kizer's paranormal horror novel "Days of Vengeance."

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Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Tim Kizer's new suspense novel "Mania" is available now on Amazon.com 
at amazon.com/dp/B00H7ZC3JW.

From the Inside Flap

Also by Tim Kizer:
Spellbound
Mania
Days of Vengeance
The Mindbender
Deception
Sixtus
Dark Luck
The Dreamer

Product Details

  • File Size: 284 KB
  • Print Length: 98 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004R9QIEW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #396,081 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Sure What Others Saw In This Book September 29, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm baffled by the reviews for this. It's two very short stories at best. And they're not very good, in my opinion. Complete waste of money and time. Glad it only cost 99cents. Not very suspenseful. Not very thrilling. Just...horrible.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Unique, and Compelling read!!! May 17, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Hitchhiker is a suspenseful, compelling read that really keeps the reader grasped on every word. It's simply written, but very fast-paced. I felt myself unable to put it down as I got further into the story. The plot itself had me hooked, like a serial killer against another serial killer? The concept is just really entertaining, and I couldn't wait to read more.I really enjoyed this quick, but satisfying story, but the only thing I disliked was that I wish it was longer because I really enjoyed it, and I wished there was a sequel.

The bonus story was awesome as well, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new author has a hit! May 14, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I was looking for a horror book by an author that I haven't read before. Tim Kizer is a new name and "Hitchhiker" must be his first offering on Amazon kindle. I am glad I bought this book.

I thought "Hitchhiker" was disturbing and very entertaining. It was a fast paced, gripping, easy read. Even though I am usually able to predict twists in horror/suspense books, "Hitchhiker" caught me off guard. The author knows how to pull the rug from under his readers' feet. I especially liked the trick with state quarters that Tim Kizer used to reveal who the second serial killer was.

My only complaint is that there is no sequel yet, which would tell us what happens to these serial killers afterwards. The book has three serial killers: a loner and a team of two twisted psychos, who battle each other. There is a lot that can happen between them after the events depicted in this book! I'm hoping the author will write a sequel. I'm a fan!

Also, there is a very interesting bonus story "Intoxication", which is more subtle, but riveting nonetheless.

I can't wait to read new books by this author, which will hopefully include a sequel to "Hitchhiker."
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down May 15, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
"Hitchhiker" is very suspenseful and doesn't rely on the body count to scare the reader. The writing is breezy and engaging. It hooks you from the start and doesn't let go. The book is worth every second you will spend reading it. I liked the way the author revealed the identity of the second killer. It was a nice twist, I must admit. And the way the killers figured out each other was quite inventive.

At first glance, "Hitchhiker" may seem similar to Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch's "Serial," since it tells about two serial killers who meet on the road. However, there are a few major differences in the plot and presentation of characters that make "Hitchhiker" a very enjoyable book even if you read "Serial." If you liked "Serial", you will like "Hitchhiker." And if you DIDN'T like "Serial", you WILL like "Hitchhiker!"

The bonus material is also very entertaining and intense.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For suspense thriller / horror fans October 21, 2012
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This is a book that contains two short horror stories and several sample chapters from a horror novel. I am only mentioning this because it's not really clear from the preview of the book.

A hitchhiking killer flags a car and catches a ride with, well, another killer. No really a spoiler anymore - I saw something about it in the reviews so, I suspected this would happen. Still, the original twist aside, this is just like Tarantino's earlier works - it's not really about the premise, it's about the tension as the story unfolds. Multiple points of view, switching timelines, pretty much everything is there.

The second story is more subtle and that's, perhaps, why not so many reviewers talk about it. However, I found it more involving than the first one. Leslie's character is better developed than the characters in the "Hitchhiker" and her doubts about her sanity keep propping the story forward. An attentive reader will notice the influence of the genre classics in this story as well; however, it doesn't really make it predictable.

The book would benefit from a real table of contents and a more detailed upfront explanation of what's included. However, that's an easy thing to fix.

Both stories make for a good reading. Even though they are somewhat mismatched in their premise, the execution with multiple twists and revelations does demonstrate this promising author's style rather effectively. Good read for suspense thriller / horror fans.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars WHAT!?!? June 6, 2012
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Like one other reviewer I read most of the first part of the first story. I just couldn't get into the story. For me it was too unbelievable.
The dialogue between the two main characters had this same problem. They spoke to each other like they were friends or trying to explain themselves for simple things even after they both realized they were both killers and one asking the other to turn over his girlfriend to save himself.
Maybe I will go back later and give this one another chance or read something else by the author but at this time I cannot recommend this title.
I gave it two stars because I got it for free.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably bad April 21, 2012
By KadyH
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The worst thing I've read on my Kindle so far. Both stories started out with intriguing ideas, but tanked in the execution. The events were highly improbable, and even editing to fix the misused words and awkward sentences wouldn't have helped that much. It just would've been that much more boring. The preview to the novel was the very worst waste of my time. Unfortunately, it was impossible to stop until the end. I was just that curious to see how much worse it would get. I truly believe a 6th grader could've done better.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Made me laugh because it was so clever.
I think it is a story about something I'd never thought about and I LOVE thrillers/mysteries. It is an easy read.
Published 8 months ago by S. Dial
5.0 out of 5 stars Tim Kizer can write !!!!!!!
I love a good thriller and this was right up there. Thank you. Can't wait to read INTOXICATION. Tim Kizer is on my radar.
Published 8 months ago by Barbara Butler
3.0 out of 5 stars Alright story
Good story- line- could have been written a little better, but it was good enough to make me purchase his other book days of vengeance. worth the read if your in need.
Published 11 months ago by Kid at Heart
2.0 out of 5 stars meh
I was expecting more, but it fell flat. I was hoping for more about the killers, not this weird cat and mouse at the beginning. I had no time to embrace the characters.
Published 14 months ago by Khloe rose
1.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately bad
The premise of the main story in the book, two killers meeting, one a hitchhiker and the other giving him a ride, was not new. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Michele
4.0 out of 5 stars Peaked my interest
I really liked these samples. They peaked my interest enough to get the entire book. The more books I read from this author, the more I like him and his books.
Published 17 months ago by Jenel Still
2.0 out of 5 stars Hitchhiker Tim Kizer
Sorry could not get into this book. It was not up to what I like .Hitchhiker was not my cup of tea.
Published 20 months ago by Esther
4.0 out of 5 stars Hitchhiker
It was an interesting book. It had more than one story but they linked together making it very good reading
Published 23 months ago by LOIS
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I think the twist in a few of these is astonishing! You definately need to read this book and not put it down!
Published 23 months ago by Devan Woodard
2.0 out of 5 stars Hitchhiker/Tim Kizer
One good thing, the style is good, so the story is easy to read, the anti-hero however is not believable. Read more
Published 23 months ago by minkata
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More About the Author

Tim Kizer is an author of several novels and numerous short stories in the suspense/horror and action thriller genres. He loves to travel and lived abroad for several years.

He resides in Southern California. He is currently working on his new suspense novel.

Visit his website at http://www.horror-suspense.com

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