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The Folks [Kindle Edition]

Tracy L. Carbone
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Valerie and her young daughter are relieved to stumble upon Hardscrabble Farm when their car gets a flat tire in a deserted town, late at night. The farm is surrounded by an army of scarecrows but the warm safe house beckons to them. Once they arrive though, they discover that the horrible secrets kept by the farm's owner Clara Rantoul are far more sinister than they could have imagined.


Product Details

  • File Size: 166 KB
  • Print Length: 17 pages
  • Publisher: Shadowridge Press (January 9, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006Z09PQO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,172 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Excellent........New Author........... June 13, 2013
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I just finished reading the new novel "Proteus Cure", by author, Tracy L. Carbone who collaborated with F. Paul Wilson, which was excellent.. I wanted to read something written by this author herself....I was not disappointed and shocked by this short story....It was excellent with an unexpected twisted ending...A good short horror must read....

Valerie Tucker and her daughter, Molly are returning from a funeral and take a wrong turn...They wind up in a small, deserted farming town, now with a flat...So, they are stranded, lost and end up at the "Hardscrabble Farm"....The horrific events that occur at the farm with "The Folks" they meet are absolutely frightening...But what really terrifies and shocks me at the end of the story, are the "words" that come out Valerie Tucker's mouth..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read February 19, 2012
By Tamica
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This was a great book. I really enjoy the way that this author writes, very descriptive. You feel like you are in the story. Very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Liked this a lot! July 7, 2012
By ferri
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Very easy to read, hard to put down. No slow spots at all. I really didn't want this one to end. :) Anyone looking for a good short story, here's one! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely Done June 24, 2012
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I downloaded and read Tracy's short story "The Folks." I'll admit when I first started reading I was thinking it was another crazy, murderous redneck family story but I soon discovered the story was leading me in another direction. I'll just say what happened from there I never saw coming. Well done.
I have a few more of her shorts that I am eager to read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahhh...Maternal Instinct January 18, 2012
By mel
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Two mothers, two children, one common goal: protect my child.
They say there is nothing more powerful than maternal instinct -- a mother's love for her child...her willingness to go to extremes to protect that child....
Stranded at night in rural God-knows-where with a broken-down car, one loving mother seeks solace from another, only to find that love can sometimes be very monstrous, and cruelty can be kindness.
In her short story "The Folks," Tracy L. Carbone reveals an unspeakable side of motherly love and the penenace it demands...and the peace it brings. Come on in, meet "The Folks," and enjoy a tale of mother's love as twisted and dark as a country road on a moonless night.
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More About the Author

Tracy L. Carbone spent most of her life residing in small, cozy New England towns but has recently moved to Southern California where the sunshine is plentiful and her dogs can go outside without sweaters.

Her horror and literary short stories have appeared in dozens of anthologies and magazines in the U.S. and Canada.

She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association, and former Co-chair of the New England Horror Writers. She edited their Bram Stoker Award nominated anthology, Epitaphs, a creepy collection of horror stories and poems by the group's authors including a handful of NY Times bestsellers.

To date, she has published five novels and a collection of her dark short stories.

Restitution, a novel of suspense from Shadowridge Press, was released October 2012.

The Collection and Other Dark Tales, which includes eighteen stories of the sinister side of humans, alive and on "the other side" debuted March 2013.

The Proteus Cure, a medical thriller written with F. Paul Wilson debuted May 1st 2013. In medical ethics, the line between right and wrong is often blurred. Who is to decide what is for the good of humanity? Changing the world. One person at a time... That is the mission statement of Tethys Hospital, run by Dr. Bill Gilchrist and his deformed sister, Abra. VG723, their revolutionary stem-cell-based therapy, appears to be capable of doing just that for the cancer patients who come to Tethys. VG723 is often their last hope. But if they match the protocol, they're virtually guaranteed a cure. Dr. Sheila Takamura, a young, dedicated oncologist, is proud to be involved in the clinical trials. Once the FDA approves it for widespread use, VG723 will revolutionize cancer therapy. That is why she's alarmed when former patients return with bizarre syndromes. Yes, they're cancer free, but they're experiencing dramatic changes in their hair and skin and general appearance. When she investigates a possible link to the protocol, those patients start dying. As the body count grows, Sheila finds her own life in danger. She comes to suspect there might be a literal meaning behind the Tethys motto - but can she learn the truth in time to save herself and millions of others?

July 2013 brought Hope House, a mystery and medical thriller. Suffering a miscarriage is a devastating experience for a woman, but what if right before the doctor removed the lifeless fetus, you felt it kick? And what if no one believed you? In Hope House, a riveting thriller, Gloria Hanes is a young beautiful woman who has taken great pains to move beyond the grief of losing her baby. When years later she receives a call that her bone marrow matches a child in need, she jumps at the chance to help. It turns out the little girl is the same age as Gloria's would have been, and she's adopted. Could it be her child? Or is this the same obsessive thinking that landed her in a mental hospital? When she approaches the adoption agency to ask, the danger begins, fueling her belief that her child is still alive. Enlisting the aid of a private investigator with a dark and mysterious past, she forges ahead on a quest around the globe, to the adoptive parents of several children whose birth mothers' stories do not add up, to a baby farm in Haiti, and ultimately to a showdown where she learns the horrific truth about what science can and will create in the name of profit.

July 2014 produced, My Name Is Marnie, a ghostly mystery, which includes two bonus short stories in the end. After the brutal, senseless murder of her husband, Marnie Clifford tries to pull the threads of her out-of-control life back together. She flees from her painful past and looks to start a new life in a small, ramshackle but affordable cottage in a remote idyllic New England town, in hopes of finishing out her pregnancy in peace. But something isn't quite right with her new home- not with the cottage itself and its vague familiarity; not with her new neighbor, a disheveled wild-eyed man with a limp and questionable motives; and certainly not with her unsettling visitor...a silent, restless, and very dead little girl. As the spectre's visits become more and more frequent, Marnie begins to unearth the horrible secret of the cottage. A secret better left buried deep...






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