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Product Details

  • Paperback: 442 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146792007X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467920070
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,956,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This started off quite stodgily. I thought I might have to give up but luckily I persevered because it opened up into the most amazing multi-layered story. The title might refer to the original drive out to the campsite or the drive to survive or even the drive to escape wherever they had found themselves with their lives. Brian's slow descent into almost madness at all that is thrown at him is tangible and my heart went out to his suffering. After the initial slowness, the book took off and I found myself devouring page after page. So much so that I read it in two sittings. This is a very cleverly written horror/suspense that gives far more than is initially obvious. It will appeal to anyone. --wistfulskimmie - Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews...

After just finishing The Drive, I must say that it kept me tense, thrilled and wondering. I have never read a book that had me feeling claustrophobic, full of awe, wondering what would happen next and joyful, all in the same book. I was impressed at how many different elements were so well blended together. And on top of it, to throw in a realistic family dynamic, a hard task to start with. S.J. Johnson does a thoroughly impressive job of weaving a spellbinding if sometimes frightening tale. A must read. --Skip410

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  • S.J. Johnson does a thoroughly impressive job of weaving a spellbinding if sometimes frightening tale. A must read.

More About the Author

An author that knows just what it takes to pull the heart strings and evoke emotions one page at a time.
S.J. Johnson is the author of the best selling Novellas such as "Gifts of Devotion" and "The Favor" both of which are included in the "PAGES" Collection. Also the full length Action/adventure - thriller/suspense novel "The Drive"

Her NEW RELEASE, novella collection "THE SAVAGE CODES" which includes,
"REIGN OF SECRETS" "FREEDOM STRATEGY" "THE RAT CAGE"

Taken from some of the latest frightening and revealing headlines. The highly controversial news topics reach into the very depths of deceits so profound, it will have you questioning your own beliefs on several levels. An unforgettable spin on reality which will breach or confirm your own understanding and fears of the age we live in, The Reign of Secrets.

Available at Amazon Kindle and in paperback soon.

Customer Reviews

Strange and disappointing ending.
Teri L. Harrs
Unfortunately, I was distracted by errors such as "heal" v. "heel" and could not become immersed in the story.
Heather Brown
I was impressed at how many different elements were so well blended together.
Skip410

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Skip410 on February 26, 2012
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After just finishing The Drive, I must say that it kept me tense, thrilled and wondering. I have never read a book that had me feeling claustrophobic, full of awe, wondering what would happen next and joyful, all in the same book. I was impressed at how many different elements were so well blended together. And on top of it, to throw in a realistic family dynamic, a hard task to start with. S.J. Johnson does a thoroughly impressive job of weaving a spellbinding if sometimes frightening tale. A must read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By les64 on January 31, 2013
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I loved the Story. I could see all the charachters so vividly in my mind. Kept me wanting more. I couldnt put it down & now months later it is still on my mind. I would love to see the MOVIE :) Cant wait to see if there's a sequel !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Danielle on June 24, 2012
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Despite a few type errors, it was a very good read. I'd downloaded it to my Kindle, but my husband was the one who started reading it first.

It kept me guessing throughout and I was left speechless at the ending.

Well worth the time to read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Love to Read on May 9, 2012
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I read the entire book in one sitting. It was an eerie book, and the author did a good job of describing the surroundings. I could really picture the thick fog and weird sandy ground. It kept my interest throughout. There were a few typos, but nothing bad. There were several curse words that I would have preferred not to see, though. Other than that, I enjoyed it. I went back and read the first of the book at the end. (You'll know who the men are in the prologue if you do). Would loved to have known what happened to the main characters...It leaves you guessing, or maybe there will be a sequel?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AmberLight on May 8, 2012
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Such an awesome story. Its thrilling and compelling and also heartwrenching. The end surprised me. I will remember this book for a long time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ladymedusa on May 5, 2012
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Like a glass of wine with a slight chill while I'm looking at the moon and wishing suddenly for company!

Well done!
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