Murder Run Kindle Edition
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"Olivia. She's a brilliant character, broken, but trying to survive on her terms." -Ginger Nuts of Horror
"The female lead, Olivia, is a great character. She reminded me of Jamie Lee Curtis." -Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews
"It is certainly shocking and gruesome, but John Hunt manages it quite impressively." -The Novel Pursuit
"I was engaged from the very first to the very end." -Strong Book Reviews
"Doll House is a deeply felt and admirably realized tale of an unending real-life nightmare." -Mallory Heart Reviews
"My head is spinning... I was clenching my hands and biting my nails the WHOLE time." -After the Pages
"I absolutely loved this book." -Bolton Library
"If you want a 'scare your pants off' type horror thriller, then look no further." -Clues and Reviews
"Doll House was one heck of a psychological thrill ride!" -Butterfly's Booknerdia Blog
"...the author has created a masterpiece thriller." -Gothic Moms
"Superb book in a gruesome way." -Love Books 'n' Family
"A book of the year!" -Buried in a Book
"John Hunt is the author to watch in the horror and suspense genre." -The Novel Pursuit
"...another one of John Hunt's amazing terror stories." -The Savvy Traveller
"A dark thriller that draws the reader in." -Morning Bulletin
"It is pure horror." -Kat Loves Books Blog
"I never want to hear mention of bolt-cutters, a live rat and a bucket in the same sentence again. EVER." -Ginger Nuts of Horror
"...a fast-paced, gruesome tale." -Thoughts from Irene
"Plenty of action and horror." -Diane Capri Crew
"A good story that kept me guessing." -Red Lace Reviews
--This text refers to the paperback edition.Off the Grid"5 Stars for Off the Grid by John Hunt!" - Oak City Books
- ASIN : B08HM7L31V
- Publisher : Dexter Publishing (October 2, 2020)
- Publication date : October 2, 2020
- Language: : English
- File size : 1189 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 224 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #89,558 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The only thing Kyle can think of is to flee the scene and try to make it back to his brother. And therein begins a story which incorporates a lot of killing including a female police officer and friends of the woman whose head he chopped off. It also utilizes the services of a genuine monster who contributes to the number of bodies stacking up. Many of the murders are described in a lurid highly descriptive manner which might bring on a feeling of repulsiveness on the part of the reader. These killings and the manner some are handled are certainly a part of the miasma hanging over the story.
Horror stories are certainly a part of the literary experience and have been so for many years. For example, the books by Edgar Allan Poe are enjoyed today with some of these incorporating horror. Mr. Hunt does them well and I can't see not reading them along with books with other themes to make for a more complete reading experience.
This book will have you biting your nails till the very end. A young man is out at a bar and he meets a young woman - should be a nice evening - until the young man, Kyle, wakes up in his truck with a dead body. Kyle doesn't quite remember what happened, and he is on the run from the police.
Kyle's reign of terror continues in the Canadian wilderness where there are many people looking for him - the cops, the dead girl's dad, and some bikers seeking revenge.
When Kyle stumbles upon an isolated house, all he wants is some food and water. But the owners of this home are quite different - they don't have a driveway, there isn't easy access to this property, and there are rumors about this house and the owners. Stories that go way back - stories about monsters, missing people, and murder. Looks like Kyle will get more than refreshments here and there may be worse fates than police and bikers..
This book is just scary good - unexpected twists and turns - and well written with humor and lets say lots of gorey details. Spooky fun - 5 stars!
There's lots of guts and gore through out and it's not just just the blood spilled by Kyle everywhere he goes. I raced through this book excited to find out who if anyone would survive.
I received a complimentary copy for review.
On Halloween, I was excited to win a Kindle copy of John Hunt's "Murder Run" from Goodreads. It was a perfect novel to read on Halloween. The novel's first half reminded me very much of Quentin Tarantino's film, "From Dusk till Dawn," in which a gang of murderous thieves patronizes a Mexican bar operated by vampires. However, instead of vampires, Kyle, our antihero, meets a large, furry beast--a type of Big Foot with razor-sharp fangs and talons. The novel's second half reminded me of Rob Zombie's splatter fest film, "House of 1000 Corpses," in which the insane Firefly family abducts and tortures a group of teenagers on Halloween.
"Murder Run" made me reminisce fondly about the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s. It reminded me of such classics as "Hell Night," "The Funhouse," "The House on Sorority Row," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Monstrous," "Grotesque," "Ghost Keeper" and, one of my personal favorites, "The Beast Within." Some of these films involved teenagers spending the night in a supposedly empty mansion and later discovering, too late, that something huge, hideous, and very dangerous is roaming its hallways, cellars, and attics. Some of these films have strange families with homicidal mutants kept locked away inside secret rooms.
While reading "Murder Run," I wondered if the author is a fan of classic horror slashers. For example, Chief Craig Evans compares Kyle to Jason Voorhees, the serial killer who wore a hockey mask in the "Friday the 13th" series. Also, readers learn that Kyle is originally from Haddonfield. Another notorious masked serial killer is from Haddonfield--Michael Myers of "Halloween" fame. There are probably other references, which I didn't catch. This novel is very fast paced because most of the plot transpires in one day, which adds to the suspense and tension. "Murder Run" is also very bloody and gory (there are dangling eyeballs and limbs torn from their sockets) and it has a high body count, which I love. Because it also has an open ending, there is the possibility for a sequel.
As I stated earlier, Kyle is an antihero, much like Barnabas Collins, the vampire, of the gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows." I was rooting for Kyle to survive his encounter with the monster. Some readers may view the monster as an antihero, hoping it will mete out the justice that the inept police force can't. Chief Evans is the tortured soul who is torn between capturing Kyle alive and shooting him down like a rabid dog. There is also Hank Deboers, the drug-dealing trailer trash who is the angry father of the decapitated Grace. Hank and his biker friends go on a vigilante hunt for Kyle in the woods and end up at the Grayson homestead with devastating consequences. Perhaps this speaks volumes about vigilante justice.
John Hunt's "Murder Run" is a fun thrill ride of murder and mayhem. Don't take it seriously. Don't analyze it to death. It is pure R-rated escapism that is not intended for the faint of heart. Thankfully, I was able to escape back to the '70s and '80s when horror films (not insane politicians) terrorized America. My only issue with "Murder Run" is the poor editing. There were too many grammatical errors. Their frequency annoyed me and hindered my suspension of disbelief. Nevertheless, I highly recommend "Murder Run" to anyone who loves a good horror mystery or wishes to reminisce about classic horror films. Reading "Murder Run" made me want to run out and purchase Hunt's other novels. If I had a few more hours in the day, I would. Until then, I will patiently wait until the release of his next literary creation.