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I lie naked on the makeshift crucifix. Along the underside of my arms, down my spine, against the back of my thighs, I can feel splinters from the rough-sawn wood prickling my tender skin. My arms and ankles are bound to the crucifix with clothesline. I try to inhale a breath of the damp air, but my lungs feel oppressed, as if a heavy weight lay on my chest. My heart pounds against my ribs. He straddles my shivering body. My captor. A monster like no other. For an instant his wide-open eyes glance at my breasts. I cringe at the thought of him touching me. Then, he studies my face, searching for something; I don't know what. Perhaps he wishes to taste my fear, sip it like fine wine. I try to convince myself that this is a nightmare, that all I know about life and death and reality will exist when I awaken. But I will not awaken. I look into his eyes and see not a man, but my executioner. I no longer sob, or ask for mercy. My plea only serves to inspire and excite him. And I will not give him that satisfaction.
So this is how I will die.
I turn my head slightly and see my daughter lying on the bed. She sleeps peacefully, unaware that she will never see me again. He promises not to harm her if I do not resist, but I find little solace in his pledge. He is holding a hammer in one hand and a shinny spike in the other. I cannot imagine the level of pain I will experience when he drives the cold steel through my wrists and feet. If God is truly merciful, maybe He will lead me to a sanctuary of unconsciousness and spare me the agony.
Why does he hesitate? His pause only serves to further torment me. But yes, this is part of his game.
I fear death of course, the unknown, but the true terror lives in my still-alert mind. No one will recall my name. Linda Cassidy will be remembered as an obscure woman who made a poor choice when her car broke down. My life, all of my accomplishments and contributions to my family will fade to oblivion. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The police were real slow to.find ways to solve the big problem. I was so far ahead of them it was frustrating at times.Published 4 days ago by L. P. Ross
This was a great suspenceful book. I have recommended it as a good read for anyone that like misteries. Can't wait to read his next book.Published 14 days ago by Rita Gattos
I really like this book. It kept me on the edge my seat. I'll be reading another one from this author.Published 29 days ago by Karen Thienel
Have not read a book by this author before, but I enjoyed it. Some of it felt a little contrived, but there were very exciting parts that made it move at a good clip. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chicago Readers
Read this one recently, but somehow do not recall the storyline. I am mosst likely not the best person to critique this book.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent characters that are realistic and the relationship between the two cops is almost as good as Simon's relationship to the outside world. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lester J.T. Bond
I hung on every word and couldn't help visualizing - that is how good this book is. If you love stories that are gruesome, and love getting scared to death then you found the right... Read morePublished 1 month ago by GEM
The book had me intrigued from the prologue.The writing was great it just flowed.I can't wait to start Resurrection. Thank youPublished 1 month ago by tyna
I couldn't put the book down before I finished it. Good writer and good story. Look forward to reading more of this writer's work.Published 1 month ago by susan