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Mr. Gray (aka The Meridians) [Kindle Edition]

Michaelbrent Collings
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Praise for Mr. Gray (aka THE MERIDIANS):

"Wow! What an outstanding read... I was glued to this book until I finished it. The characters were so well defined, their emotions right out there, in your face, that it was impossible not to become involved with their lives.... This story is layered with mystery, questions from every corner and no answers fully coming forth until the final conclusion. Just what is the secret of The Meridians? What a ride. Let me say it certainly took a great writer to write this story. This is one you will not be able to put down and one you will remember for a long time to come. Very highly recommended." (Midwest Book Review)

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A killer has come for Amy's autistic son. Known only as Mr. Gray, he can appear anywhere, anytime, apparently unbound by physics or distance or even time itself. He has no mercy, no remorse. And he lives only for death.

Aided by an ex-cop who lost his family to the same dark killer, Amy and her son are on the run, trying to stay alive long enough to figure out a way to beat Mr. Gray, and maybe to regain their lives.

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FROM THE AUTHOR: As with so many of my books, there are twists and turns throughout Mr. Gray. So please remember: reviews are great, but please don't spoil the book for others by revealing the secrets!

Also, if you enjoy the book, pleaserecommend it to a friend! The only way to keep your favorite authors working you YOUR favorite books is not only to buy the book, but to encourage others to do so as well. Happy reading....


Editorial Reviews

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"... an outstanding read.... This story is layered with mystery, questions from every corner and no answers fully coming forth until the final conclusion.... What a ride.... This is one you will not be able to put down and one you will remember for a long time to come. Very highly recommended." (Midwest Book Review)

From the Author

FROM THE AUTHOR: As with so many of my books, there are twists and turns throughout THE MERIDIANS. So please remember: reviews are great, but please don't spoil the book for others by revealing the secrets!

Also, if you enjoy the book, pleaserecommend it to a friend! The only way to keep your favorite authors working to bring you YOUR favorite books is not only to buy the book, but to encourage others to do so as well. Happy reading....

Product Details

  • File Size: 1492 KB
  • Print Length: 351 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1460990625
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MPRAK2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,760 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling page-turner!!! March 8, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
My two favorite authors are Koontz & King, and until very recently, they were the only authors on my Kindle (nevermind that I just got my Kindle for Christmas!). So, when Amazon suggested that I read a Michaelbrent Collings book, I was pretty skeptical, but decided to download it anyway. I'm glad I did, because I loved The Meridians and could not put it down! The Meridians is non-stop suspense from beginning to end, with wonderful character development & an outstanding plot. The plot centers around the connection between the murder of a LAPD detective's family, a John Doe, and an autistic boy. It would be extremely difficult to write more about the book without giving away too many details, so just buy it now and read it for yourself!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Dean Koontz? Try Michaelbrent Collings March 6, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Okay, so I should mention up front that I've met the author and that I think he's a pretty cool guy. We don't hang together and he doesn't know where I live, but we do email.

Which was helpful when I started reading and immediately spotted sylistic similarities to another, much more famous author: I got to ask him about it. Michaelbrent tells me that I'm not the first to compare him to Dean Koontz. I'm sure I won't be the last.

Both excel at presenting lovable, vulnerable characters with steel cores wrapped in battered souls. Both enjoy torturing these characters until you want to throw yourself in front of them to prevent further abuse. Both keep you guessing--and keep the tension and losses coming--until the last page. Both present their horror stories with a wit and humor that makes you laugh while you scream.

In THE MERIDIANS, Michaelbrent tells a sweet story of a very special autistic child surrounded by love and devotion. Also that of an equally important ex-cop who loses his will and his way and must rediscover both. He drops them into the boiling oil of a horror story, pits them against a seemingly invicible professional killer who has had decades to hate them, and sprinkles the whole with a world-view so mind-boggling it will alter the way you look at autistics forever.

Well done, Michaelbrent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Mind-boggling Conclusion =) March 4, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The Meridians wastes no time dropping you in the middle of the action. The book opens with a hitman, a double murder, and an unexplained corpse. The novel was filled with so much page-turning suspense that I worried the author might not be able to maintain the hurtling pace he started with and bring it to a satisfying conclusion. As I neared the end of the book I wondered how in the world the story could be wrapped up in the pages I had left. Even though I am an avid reader, the intricate twists in this novel were unpredictable enough to keep me guessing until the mind-boggling conclusion. The awesome thing about this book is that after you finish it and put it down, you're still trying to wrap your mind around it. I found myself thinking back through the whole thing (kind of like I did at the end of the movie The Sixth Sense) trying to see if everything actually fits together--and it does.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly captivating April 11, 2011
Format:Paperback
The emotional highs and lows in this book are positioned perfectly to create a wholly satisfying experience by the end. The author does a masterful job at creating and maintaining tension.

I cared very much about each of the main characters--both in how I rooted for the protagonist(s) and in how I loathed the villain. When I like the characters well enough in a story, the plot doesn't need to be overly imaginative to carry my interest. In the case of the Meridians, however, both characters and plot were equally fascinating, creating a truly exceptional read.

Bravo.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars repeat plot April 12, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I first read "Run" by Michaelbrent Collings and enjoyed it enough to buy this one. I was very disappointed. The plot is the same one as "Run" with just a different setting. And the characters were a lot less appealing. This would have been good if a high school kid wrote and handed it in for a final grade in English lit. But this was written by someone who wanted us to pay for it. Not worth it; not even if it were free.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whatever You Do, Don't Miss This One May 7, 2012
Format:Paperback
Warning: there are a couple of clues in this review that may be considered spoilers.

Michaelbrent Collings has a tendency to write about bereavement and healing in this books, and these two themes come out clearer in this book than in any of the others that I've read.

A policeman's life is shattered when his family is murdered by an assassin. He carries his grief for several years until he meets a lovely widow and her autistic son. But the killer has been after her and her child as well. Now the killer can appear anywhere and at any time out thin air, fantatical and more dangerous than ever. No one can stop him and it will only be a matter of time until he catches them.

This novel is a successful blend of science fiction and a dark thriller. Collings takes us through the grief, pain, and frustration of his protagonists; we feel what they feel and that makes this story all the more powerful. These characters are understandable, and so you become invested in reading about them. You will even wish the best for them and hope that they find the healing that their damaged lives deserve. The sci-fi twist (String Theory and inter-dimensional travel) helps in making the novel unpredictable and so you'll keep guessing the ending until you reach it. Be sure to set some time aside for this one because you won't want to stop until you finish the last page.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your seat thrill ride
I fist found this author's new series "The Colony" and was hooked on him. Outstanding writer.. I see other's compare him to Stephen King.. Don't! Read more
Published 10 months ago by MaryAnn Breedlove
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Speculative Fiction in regards to Autism
Once again Mr. Collings nails it again in this PAGE TURNER! Worth the read. I didn't like how he used autistic instead of child with autism. Read more
Published 15 months ago by I'm a Runner.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Enjoyed this book & would definitely recommend it to anyone who reads & enjoys Stephen King, Dean Koontz, etc. MBC will find himself included in that group some day!
Published 15 months ago by Kimberly Morris
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting...
Yet another page turner, a bit complex, but nonetheless entertaining. It's quite different from the rest of his books in the sense that the complexity is taken to a whole new... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Melissa
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
There was a little mystery up front so I was expecting this to be really good. It took an aweful long drawn out confusing turn though. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Cristine Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars From "The Horror Fiction Review"
This book is very much the kind of thing Dean Koontz could have written, back in the days of Lightning and From the Corner of his Eye, when he was on his stride and at the top of... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Christine
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional!
Scott Cowley is a Detective and a good one at that. He has a wife and a beautiful daughter that he loves dearly. Read more
Published on April 28, 2012 by Shirley Priscilla Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Shirley Watson, Author of Locket of Deceit
Having read many books by Michaelbrent Collings, The Meridians is one of my favorites. Many plot twists and character are solid as well as scary at times. Read more
Published on July 19, 2011 by lovetoread
5.0 out of 5 stars The Meridians by Michaelbrent Collings - an amazing read!
I am a transactional attorney and basically read for a living. In short, I do not consider reading to be something I necessarily want to do with my spare time. Read more
Published on July 12, 2011 by Daniel Christensen
4.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling!
This book has it all! Action, excitement, suspense, and even a little romance. I really enjoyed this book and will highly recommend it. Read more
Published on June 7, 2011 by Natalooch
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More About the Author

Michaelbrent Collings is a #1 bestselling novelist and screenwriter, and one of Amazon's Most Popular Horror Writers.

His bestsellers include The Colony Saga, Strangers, Darkbound, Apparition, The Haunted, The Loon, and the YA fantasy series The Billy Saga.

He hopes someday to develop superpowers, and maybe get a cool robot arm.

Michaelbrent has a wife and several kids, all of whom are much better looking than he is (though he admits that's a low bar to set), and much MUCH cooler than he is (also a low bar).

He also has a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MichaelbrentCollings and can be followed on Twitter through his username @mbcollings.

Sign up at http://eepurl.com/VHuvX for advance notice of MbC's new releases, sales, and freebies. You will also be kept safe when the Glorious Revolution begins! MWA-hahahahaha!

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