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Length: 306 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 607 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 11, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082KLJO6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #789,631 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David McGowan is from Liverpool in the United Kingdom.

He is a huge Stephen King fan. Other authors he can't get enough of include Dean Koontz, Peter Straub, and Michael Connelly. Then there's the classics: Ray Bradbury, H.G. Wells. He likes modern science fiction, like The Martian by Andy Weir. Books that make you think and don't just follow the age-old stereotypes and end up with the same conclusions.

He is always looking for recommendations, and can be contacted through twitter @dmcgowanauthor. Please, don't be shy! You can also become a friend or a follower on Goodreads, or check out www.facebook.com/davidmcgowanauthor for updates.

His 5 favorite novels are:

1. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
2. The Green Mile by Stephen King
3. Desperation by Stephen King
4. 11.22.63 by Stephen King
5. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

A huge Stephen King fan indeed! But why Catch 22? David studied English Language & Literature at The University of Liverpool, and it was Catch 22 that most resonated with him. He is a big fan of strong characterization in works of fiction, and strives to make his own characters into real people, not just words on a page.

His works to date include:

The Hunter Inside - a psychological suspense thriller mixed with horror and a monster so original it will induce nightmares in readers.

From The Sky - a three-part series including ARRIVAL, JOURNEY and NEVADA - an epic tale of aliens invading northern California.

In the works is the AI series. Sign up to the mailing list at http://www.davidmcgowanauthor.com for news and previews of new releases and some great offers!

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By TrueJDK on June 19, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Brief synopsis: Paul Wayans, Bill Arnold, and Sandy Carson are being tormented by a creature which thrives on their fear. Sam O'Neill is the detective trying to solve a spate of grisly murders, linked to a series from 10 years past. The four find themselves thrown together, as they fight to save their own lives, and the future of the world.

McGowan has acheived an absolute rarity in this age. He has created a new monster, the Shimasou. With a nice little mythology behind it, a credible raison d'etre, posing a viable immediate and major threat, and with a perfectly balanced counterpart, the Shimasou is a nice new addition to the monster's pantheon.

He's also introduced three pleasant leads in Carson, Wayans, and Arnold. For a monster-type story, they are well written and defined, each unique and easy to identify with.

However, there are a number of issues with the story itself, which unfortunately detract from McGowan's intent. I could very easily see this as developing into a good-great Dean R Koontz-type tale. Sadly, there are too many problems taking away from this. From the unbelievable character of O'Neill (who was crying out to be written as a Morgan Freeman in Se7en-type), through to the structure of chapters, inconsistences, switches in perspective, jarring phrases ("...such was..." deserves to be stricken from the book totally), poor dialogue, and every single action, thought, emotion, etc, being told rather than shown.

With a degree of polish, this could be a far better book. McGowan, in terms of the story he tells, has balls. He has created a great monster, some great characters, and is not afraid to give an emotional kick here or there. He also gives (depending on your point of view) a great ending. I liked it, anyway.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ignite on May 17, 2012
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This book crosses the genres in a really good way. It's part thriller, part mystery, definitely deeply into the supernatural and it does them all well. Three people are being stalked and threatened with death. The killer had previously killed members of their families and they find themselves targeted in the same way. It's very tense and an exciting read. I got into the book quickly and enjoyed reading it.

I found the writing good and engaging, the dialogue well observed and believable. The only down side for me was that I could see why one person was the target of this killer but I couldn't see the connection with the other two families. It seemed a bit arbitrary and I would have liked to see them connected in some way to the 'import from China' (trying not to give away plot!) The writing was well crafted, effective and the ending was exciting and bitter-sweet. A very good read!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Abbas on August 28, 2012
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The premise behind the book is a great one and has the potential to be a great story. However the novel does not live up to its potential. There are lots of contradictions in setting and tone as well as POV. First the characters are supposedly in USA but yet they use kilometers to measure their speed when driving and use distinctly British phrases. Then the attitude of the law enforcement to just beat up a witness in a crime without a lawyer present makes the story become too unbelievable for me. Also it is written like reading a grocery list. "..walked across the room. It took six steps. Sat down at the table. The table wobbled. The left leg was slightly two inches shorter.." The entire book is written in this tone which makes it very hard to get through. I wanted to like the story and if it had a bit of polishing to it, then it has the potential to be a great story, but in its current state, it falls way short for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bryanne Ineson on August 27, 2012
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This book took off right from the git go and never let up till the final page. The characters for the most part were believeable. I will definitely read more of this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cinta Garcia de la Rosa on June 28, 2012
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I was provided a free copy of this book so I could provide a review, and I am really glad I came to read this amazing psychological thriller.

This thriller with supernatural and horror twists by David McGowan has been quite a discovery. It has been a very interesting read. The different characters lead the reader into separate journeys, in which we can see their thoughts and their development. The plot is very original and it is quite surprising. When I started reading the book, I didn't expect what was going to start happening quite soon.

When police discovers that a man has been brutally murdered, Special Agent Sam O'Neill cannot imagine that he is going to be involved in a very complicated case, in which he will have to deal with a mysterious stalker, who seems to be terrorizing, menacing, and haunting three other possible victims. Even when that is bad enough, he will soon discover that this stalker can be a bigger danger to what everybody could have expected. This stalker has bigger plans that only a few know. The reader follow this man's journey, as well as the victims', to try to find and solve this case, preventing the murder of more people.

It is really well-written, because you can almost feel, touch, smell, what the characters are feeling, touching, smelling. By the use of a very evocative language, the reader gets involved in the story. You just have to read and read. You cannot put the book down. The characters evolve along the story, and you go with them in that symbolic process of changing, in the process of learning about what is threatening them.

Highly recommended. A great read for every occasion. However, I gave it 4 stars because there are some parts of the novel that I found repetitive. Notwithstanding, apart from that, it is a 5-star novel.
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