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The Loneliest
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on November 16, 2011
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I'm not a huge psychological thriller fan. In fact, before I picked up this novel, I hadn't read a psycho thriller in roughly three or four years. However, "The Loneliest" by Stacey Cochran is sure to do what this genre does best: creep you out, thrill you, and play with your mind. And, the setting of the North Carolina mountains is perfect for such a novel: beautiful and scenic yet foggy and eerie.

Once immersed in the novel, it is difficult to discern reality from fantasy, fact from fiction. Who are the "real" cast of characters? Is it Jason and Chuck? Jonathan, Jackie, Cyrus and his daughters? The interpolation of a novel in a novel in a novel tricks the reader into thinking they are all the same characters in the same novel. This is a brilliant technique, and not easily accomplished.

Stacey Cochran intricately tells a story about a lonely, psychologically disturbed writer haunted by the memory of his wife. Jason is just trying to escape the reality of death when he walks right into death's path. Just as Jackie, Jonathan, and Cyrus haunt Jason, the novel will haunt the reader long after he/she has finished it.
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on September 9, 2013
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I did not enjoy this book at all. There wasn't much of a plot, took ages to get into the story and the ending was disappointing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2012
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This was an entertaining, easy read and I would read more by this author. It kept me engaged and I read it in several hours.
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on May 3, 2013
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This book was very strange. It made me turn the pages to see what craziness would happen next, but it was very weird.
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on February 7, 2012
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Anyone who's ever been alone in a secluded place knows the chill that runs down his or her spine when something goes bump in the night. Stacey Cochran manages to take this premise and take it one step further. This time the bump is real. Or is it? Maybe its just in the head of the slightly crazy main character, a writer trying to finish his next novel. He's rented a cabin in the deep woods and strange things are happening. Is his recently dead wife trying to contact him from beyond the grave or are the demons of his past catching up with him? Cochran does a good job making the reader feel the fear, confusion and doubt his protagonist is going through and uses this to create moments of real terror and excitement. If you like stories with twists and turns and a surprise ending then you'll love The Lonliest, like I did.
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on December 3, 2011
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This North Carolina based psychological thriller pulls the reader through a web of reality, psychoses and two-way mirror that will keep the reader guessing on which side of the looking glass you're peering into...or out of. This was a bed-time read for me and I was sure to keep the lights on as the clock ticked into the wee hours of the morning. If there is not a screenplay in the works, I would be very surprised. From one chapter to the next, I could not help but see each character and the rustic North Carolina settings that embodied this mind-bending experience. What was real and what was imagined, The Loneliest kept me guessing, page after page. It has a spooky familiar Stephen King vibe that I couldn't quite put my finger on, but like the characters in this book...you know it's there.
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on November 15, 2011
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Jason Roberts is a lonely, very lonely, writer who is seeking an avenue for his next book. Is Jason Roberts the real protagonist of his story that is just beginning? Did Jason murder his wife? Or did the protagonist? Cochran is an accomplished writer who brings the reader slowly into the story so that nothing is given away; the ending is a blockbuster.
The title is appropriate for the story of a lonely man emerging into insanity. Or is he emerging into insanity? Or is he simply looking for the next quiet place to write his next thriller? I found it hard to put down this book, but turning the pages was easy; The Loneliest is riveting, sad, interesting plot, and a great read.
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on December 29, 2011
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This story was compelling and since I usually read myself to sleep, I found some parts too scary and un-calming for me to read right before sleep. While I appreciated the complicated weaving of reality and delusion, I still had to wonder about point of view and if this cheated just a little. I'm that kind of person, but still I would recommend this to others for entertainment and thoughts about madness.
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on November 30, 2011
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I found the book "The Loneliest", by Stacey Cochran, to be an interesting story full of vivid descriptions and imagery. The story is of an author, writing a story, in a mountain cabin setting after having recently lost his wife to cancer. It weaves a tale of suspense that blurs the lines of reality, imagination, and fantasy. Interesting read. Thought provoking mental terrain.
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on November 21, 2011
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This novel will have you asking what is real and what isn't even after you've read the last page. Full of twists and turns and vivid imagery that makes you begin to wonder if you're losing your own mind, the story chronicles the life of a lonely writer who begins to believe his words can come to life. An engaging story that will keep your interest until the end.
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