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Truck Stop - A Psycho Thriller [Kindle Edition]

J.A. Konrath , Jack Kilborn
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Before the events of Jack Kilborn's epic horror novel AFRAID...

Before the events of J.A. Konrath's critically acclaimed thrillers FUZZY NAVEL and CHERRY BOMB...

Before the events of Jack Kilborn's and Blake Crouch's #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller SERIAL...

Three hunters of humans meet for the ultimate showdown at the TRUCK STOP.

Taylor is a recreational killer, with dozens of gristly murders under his belt. He pulls into a busy Wisconsin truck stop at midnight, trolling for the next to die.

Chicago Homicide cop Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is a long way from home, driving to meet her boyfriend for a well-earned vacation. She pulls into the truck stop for a quick cup of coffee and stumbles into her worst nightmare.

Jack's no stranger to dealing with psychos, but she's got her hands full trying to stop Taylor. Especially since he's getting help from someone just as deadly; a portly serial maniac named Donaldson...

TRUCK STOP is a 15,000 word thriller novella that ties together Konrath's and Kilborn's works, with terrifying results.

A prequel to SERIAL, which has been downloaded more than 200,000 times, TRUCK STOP is an eighteen-wheeled ride straight into hell. Not for the faint of heart. Let the reader beware.

*Note: TRUCK STOP is fully contained in SERIAL UNCUT. BAD GIRL + TRUCK STOP + SERIAL = SERIAL UNCUT.

This ebook also includes an exclusive interview: JA Konrath talks with Jack Kilborn, plus excerpts from their latest books, CHERRY BOMB and AFRAID.

It also includes a bonus:

An excerpt from the Jack Daniels/Alex Chapa novella FLOATERS, by J.A. Konrath and Henry Perez.


Praise for JA Konrath's thriller FUZZY NAVEL:

"FUZZY NAVEL is Konrath at his best – a hilariously heartstopping thriller." — Linda Fairstein, author of Lethal Legacy

"This gripping novel is an adrenalin rush." — Library Journal

"This book moves so fast it was like having the words fired into my head by a machine gun." — Crimespree


Praise for AFRAID by Jack Kilborn:

"AFRAID is a masterpiece of unrelenting horror. And I'm not exaggerating. Masterpiece. It's the best piece of fiction I've read in several years. It simply NEVER lets up." — James Rollins, author of The Doomsday Key

"A bloody, terrifying, hurtling assault across a landscape of non-stop mayhem. A guilty, guilty pleasure." — F. Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack

“AFRAID is a true page turner, a novel that offers a million mile a minute action and suspense. Definitely, a must have with constant thrills and chills." — Heather Graham, author of Deadly Gift

"Never have I read a novel so gruesome and simultaneously relentless. This book throbs with unmitigated, inexorable. sheer friggin’ TERROR. You’ll probably need a shrink when you’re done.” — Edward Lee, author of The Golem

"Fast and ferocious, this is a dangerous thriller that will take a bite out of you. An absolute must read for anyone who loves the adrenaline rush of a shocking story told with style, speed and savage grace." — Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero


About the Author:

J.A. Konrath is the author of seven novels in the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thriller series. The latest is SHAKEN, published by AmazonEncore. He also wrote the horror novels AFRAID, TRAPPED, ENDURANCE, and DRACULAS under the name Jack Kilborn, and the sci-fi novel TIMECASTER under the name Joe Kimball. (featuring Jack Daniels's grandson as the hero, coming out in 2011.)


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  • File Size: 313 KB
  • Print Length: 87 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002G99RRK
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Save Your Money- Buy Serial Uncut! October 21, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Since I am on a roll with Jack Kilborn books I went for Truck Stop- A Psycho Thriller.

Truck Stop is a short story (novella) of 15,000 words. It took me less than an hour to read it. The story was really good but, since it was short it left me wanting more.

***My advise is to save your money and put it towards Serial Uncut. Truck Stop is included in Serial Uncut along with more of the story. I read Serial Uncut and actually skipped over the Truck Stop section because I already read it. Serial Uncut will give you what you are looking for.***

Serial Uncut wraps the original Serial (Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn, and J.A. Konrath), Bad Girl (Blake Crouch), and Truck Stop (Jack Kilborn and J.A. Konrath) all into one.

Truck Stop has gotten me interested in the Jack Daniels series by J.A. Konrath (aka Jack Kilborn). I will be headed in that direction next. Mr Konrath/Kilborn sure knows what he is doing!
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Little Piggy Stayed Home February 6, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read "Serial" before I read "Truck Stop", as I suspect most people did since Serial was a free Kindle book. I sort of saw Serial coming as the second installment as I feverishly read Truck Stop. As I read Truck Stop I was locked onto my Kindle like Candi with an I was locked in stocks in the semi. What a terrific work of suspense blended with horror and cheese curds. Possibly the most attractive feature of Kilborne's prose is that its pictures are painted perfectly with just the right words. They are uniquely his and not a poor man's Stephen King like so many other horror writers I could name.

Instead of rehashing the whole story from beginning to end and labelling it a review, I'll say this: I greatly enjoyed the characters, the suspense and the story. Kilborne carefully plotted and planned for this. This is a terrific story and I can't wait for the third installment.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gruesome October 1, 2009
By Pamcake
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Really REALLY good novella! I absolutely loved this book but its way to short Non stop suspense with graphic descriptions. If you're squeamish, don't do it. I personally couldn't put it down!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It will run you over like an 18-wheeler July 11, 2009
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Take a deep breath before you start reading, because this baby comes at you hard and fast. J.A. Konrath's style is "lean and mean," so don't expect long, flowery descriptions.

Pull over at this TRUCK STOP for a strong cup of serial killers, hookers, and a very likeable female cop named Jack Daniels.

I read it on an airplane---which was creepy enough. Sure glad I didn't read it at a truck stop.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Squeamish? Proceed with care. August 4, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
First off I'll say this is indeed gruesome, more so than I normally read. While I lean towards hard-boiled, this falls more into the serial killer/horror category, so I may not be the best judge. I like Jack Daniels; she has her head on straight and she knows how to handle herself. The writing is vivid, though I found the dialog at points somewhat clunky, though not enough to distract. I believe, like many other reviews, it would have been enjoyable if it were longer, if my discomfort as a reader was dragged out further as I cringed. The descriptions are well done, they throw enough out there to get your imagination rolling, but not enough to put the brakes on. This leaves your mind to run wild and there were passages here that merely recalling makes my skin crawl - to that, I say "Well done!" It seemed as though the story was a bit rushed, while it was suspenseful, with more to read that suspense could have been amplified to maximum.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truck Stop July 12, 2009
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Truck Stop is an exclusive ebook on Kindle by Jack Kilborn and J.A. Konrath. You may not know this unless your an avid fan but Kilborn and Konrath are one in the same.

It brings 3 characters together from 3 different books. Donaldson (Serial), Taylor (Afraid), and Lieutenant Jack Daniels (from the Jack Daniels series). Two serial killers and a cop come face to face in a Truck Stop. Never having met before they happen upon each other while chatting it up Jack (obviously having really bad luck with serial killers) happens to walk into the same Truck Stop. Donaldson recognizes her and immediately wants her for his collection. Taylor and Donaldson fight over who actually wins before settling on coin toss.

It's all very fast paced and exciting. I really enjoyed reading all three of these characters together. I love these little short stories.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! July 11, 2010
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way creepy, makes you wonder - I have also been told to never walk between vans, I will go one step further and say don't walk any where near a big rig - can wait to read Endurance and Trapped
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Middle of the road November 2, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
The 3 short stories were mediocre at best. Yes, these stories are about individuals that should never be allowed to walk the earth, their sense of morality does not exist, but they lack the depth of character that you might find in other longer novels of the same genre. I purchased the book based upon the extreme nature presented by the publisher. I do not feel it lived up to the gruesome details that they proclaim. If you like this genre, look to some of the Jeffery Dever novels where you get a glimpse into a serial killer with a complete story line and characters that you can look forward to in the next book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
A little bizarre, dangerously daring, not for the weak of heart, but excellent because it makes you forget your own problems.
Published 5 days ago by Mary J. Janis
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting - I do recommend it.
Interesting. Didn't keep my attention like the others they have written, but I would recommend it. These writers are well worth reading anything they write.
Published 17 days ago by Cynthia Beard
1.0 out of 5 stars Truck Stop
I have read other Jackie Daniels mysteries and enjoyed them but this
was not one of them. would not recommend it.
Published 28 days ago by Suellen Snodgrass
4.0 out of 5 stars Ouch!
Another thriller from this author, and as usual, no shortage of gruesomeness. Jack finds herself at a truck stop in the middle of nowhere and is accosted by a tag-team of two... Read more
Published 1 month ago by bass player 61
4.0 out of 5 stars A wild ride (short story)
This was crazy!!!! I can't believe their are people out there like this. SPOOKY!!! You go Jack Daniels. Can't wait to read more.
Published 1 month ago by Michael K. Walsh
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK
SHORT BUT GOOD... LOOKS LIKE OUR LADY CAN'T STAY OUT OF TROUBLE ANYWHERE. SEVEN MORE WORD REQUIRED FOR THIS REVIEW..... MMMMMMMMM
Published 2 months ago by Bama guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Yet another great page turner by an awesome split personality author. I never tire of giving either personality a FIVE star review...
Published 2 months ago by JerI Lynn
4.0 out of 5 stars Truck Stop
THIS IS A SHORT BU FAST BOOK. FULL OF WICKED BAD MEN. DO NOT READ THIS IF YO ARE GOING OUT ALONE AT DARK. IT IS GRIZZLY, EVIL AND WICKED. Read more
Published 2 months ago by grannie
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange!!!!!!!!
Gets you hooked and can't put it down,,,,,,,,, I enjoy this book by this author, and keep looking for them
Published 3 months ago by Steamer
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I have enjoyed all the Jack Daniels series books, but was very disappointed in this one -- mostly because it was very short. I was just not prepared to read a short story!
Published 3 months ago by Laurie Gibbs
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Hi! Love reading your books, I especially enjoyed "The List" will we ever find out who the rest of them are? We're all waiting.......
spirky asked Sep 4, 2013
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Yes. The Nine will be out in 2014.

J. A. Konrath answered Sep 25, 2013

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