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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 8 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: June 14, 2011
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0055QAE0K
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I rated this book 5 stars because the author did an exceptional job doing what he set out to do. Created a bone chilling read with believable (though not always likable) characters. I actually kept reading for a couple of chapters after I no longer wanted to know what would happen next. Readers of horror (who can tolerate cannibals) will enjoy this fast paced, well written book.
I would definitely consider something else by this author.
As for the storyline, it started out o.k. but quickly devolved into nonsense and too much. Too many random things are thrown together. It actually got ridiculous and, not only could you not believe any of it but you couldn't even follow the concept.
Because of the violent, bloody nature of this book, while I will read Jack Kilborn again, I will more than likely not bother with this series of novels. Way too much.
Oh yeah, it was not scary. Just ridiculously bloody.
If I could give 0 stars, I would. If I thought I'd have a reasonable chance of getting my money back, I'd ask for a refund. I could see this appealing to 12-year olds, & I can see it scaring people who have never previously watched a horror movie or even read a real horror novel, but for anyone who is a veteran of the genre, this doesn't even rise to the level of "substandard."
Sara and Martin run Second Chance Center, a place for juvenile offenders instead of sending them to kiddy jail. Unfortunately, as funding has been cut, the place is about to close. As one last hurrah, Martin thinks its a FANTASTIC idea to take 6 juvenile offenders from the inner city out to a deserted island 2 hours from civilization for the weekend. Obviously, Martin's a moron. And did I mention that he and Sara also have an infant boy they bring along for the trip? Oh yea, we are working with a couple rocket scientists here.
The group lands on the island and in a blink, we are sitting at a campfire where Martin tells the disturbing story of a Confederate Prison (right on this very island!) where the conditions were so horrible and food so scarce that the prisoners resorted to cannibalism. Sara reassures the kids that it's just a scary story, although the name of the doctor is rather familiar to her...
Immediately after the story, Martin disappears and Sara thinks he's just being a jerk to enhance his story. (In addition to the center closing, they are also in the midst of a divorce.) After a long trek through the woods, they find him tied upside down to a tree with a nail-infused ball gag. And then the screaming begins.
This story has it all - "deserted" island, cannibals running around carrying utensils and salt, a crazy doctor running experiments, and a lovely twist. There were some parts that made me sigh - I mean, seriously, that had to be the world's best baby was strapped to Sara's chest nearly the entire time without making a peep - but overall, it was a totally enjoyable read. To be honest, after reading this, I think the author should give up the Jack Daniels mysteries - this was SO much better!
[Disclosure - I did not read the first draft too. Just didn't feel compelled to read (mostly) the same thing twice.]