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Shining Rock [Kindle Edition]

Blake Crouch
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From the author of DESERT PLACES, ABANDON, and “Serial,” comes this short story which is an excellent and affordable introduction to the author’s work.

In “Shining Rock,” an older couple encounter a strange and menacing visitor during a camping trip in the North Carolina mountains. Friendly at first, this stranger seems to know them, seems to know their secrets, and as things escalate, they become convinced that they may never leave these mountains alive.

*Note: This story is collected with others in the eBook, FOUR LIVE ROUNDS, which also contains a Foreword by J.A. Konrath and introductions to each story by Blake Crouch.

About the Author:

BLAKE CROUCH was born near the piedmont town of Statesville, North Carolina in 1978. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 2000 with degrees in English and Creative Writing. Blake is the author of four novels and numerous short stories, including “Serial” which he co-wrote with J.A. Konrath and has been downloaded more than 250,000 times. He lives with his family in southwest Colorado, where he is at work on a new book.

Praise for Blake Crouch’s ABANDON:

ABANDON would make an excellent movie, switching back and forth between the plain-but-sturdy homes, saloon and church in 1893 and the same structures rotting to dust in 2009...a clever dual story.

ABANDON [is] two separate works of past and present seamlessly melded together into a single novel that demands to be read in one sitting, so you can better appreciate the beauty of Crouch’s storytelling…[O]ne of those books that almost instantly puts you in the mind of a classic.

Haunting, fast-paced, and thoroughly engrossing... ABANDON is one of the most original tales of ghosts, greed and gold I've come across. Crouch aligns both eras so perfectly, it's as if the characters are occupying the same breath within the space/time continuum. ABANDON will be one of the most talked-about books of the summer.

Ambitious…the palpable suspense just keeps building, and many thriller fans—especially those who like a touch of horror—will lose sleep to find out how it all ends.

ABANDON is terrific…a great storyteller hitting his stride.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 175 KB
  • Print Length: 20 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003UNLKM6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,163 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this little book December 29, 2011
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This is the second title that I have read from Mr. Crouch. I'm usually the one buying up Stephen King or Mr. Koontz books. I have to say I am happy to finally read another author I enjoy this much. I got his books for free during this big book explosion. This story was so good, kind of sad, bittersweet, facinating, and still the characters were strong, even though it was not a regular sized novel. If you haven't tried his books, go ahead, I think you might enjoy his work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Bloody Secrets"............ August 21, 2013
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I have read all of Blake Crouch's novels or short stories since I first read an interview and a short years ago from "Cemetery Dance" magazine..In fact, back then some of his books I own were not even e-books yet..I have not read one that disappointed me yet..See that bright yellow tent with blood dripping down..That's what you get when you visit and camp at "Shining Rock" mountain...It will be a very intense, fun filled, exciting vacation that Roger and Susan Cockrell are just "dying" to get away to...One minute you will be happy with the secret sights and the Sun blazing over head, but then darkness will fall with the evil Moonlight..

Who knows what awaits at midnight...."Surprise"!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites November 5, 2012
By BabyB
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This is a great little story. Such a twist in the tail. read and enjoy!! If you like to see the good guy win through in the end then this is definately for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars surprise, surprise October 6, 2012
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I like the way this author's mind works and plan to read more of his books. It's not easy to write short stories and he did a magnificent job of packing a lot of tension and shock in a few pages. I loved it even though it's a little hard to believe you could have two such warped people living together.
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More About the Author

Blake Crouch is the author of over a dozen bestselling suspense novels. His Wayward Pines series is being produced as a TV show by M. Night Shyamalan and will be airing on Fox in 2014.

His short fiction has appeared in numerous short story anthologies, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and many other publications.

Blake lives in Colorado, to learn more about what he is doing check out his website, following him on Twitter @blakecrouch1, or on Facebook at

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