Across the loneliest back roads of Massachusetts, in the black expanse of a New England winter, Sue is forced to confront her most awful fears. She is met at each step by ever-increasing horrors created by a monster who is surely something less than human. In the hope of saving her daughter from a kidnapper whose origin seems darker than anything she could ever have imagined, Sue will discover just how much trauma and fright the human body is capable of absorbing.
Set over the course of a single night, Chasing the Dead is a fast-paced, ferociously tense supernatural thriller. With skill reminiscent of masters like Dean Koontz and David Morrell, Joe Schreiber has created a tableau of shock and horror, death and destruction, that will draw you in and never let you go.
©2006 Joe Schreiber; (P)2006 Tantor Media
"With its rural New England setting, this horror-fest pays respectful, clever homage to Stephen King's backyard." (Publishers Weekly)
After reading classics and non-fiction for a few months, I was dying for a good horror story and this did not disappoint. The plot line develops very quickly, has many twists and turns along the way, and the ending is a satisfying one. My only complaint is with the reader, her voice just seemed to weak for the strong female lead character and was distracting at times.
I loved this. I bought this on a whim and do not regret it. It is fast paced and keeps you guessing. The anticipation of finding out who and why and what is almost too much. It is a great book. Do get it!
The story is good and fast paced, however the narrator was so horrible I could not finish it. Her reading style was that of someone reading a bed-time story to a child. She sounded as if she were whispering loudly and it was so irritating - like nails on a chalk board. I had to give up the audio and went out and bought the paperback.
Narrators do not usually bother me unless one is switched in the middle of a series. But this one... well... I'll avoid any audio books in the future that list her.
I had to stop listening when I just didn't care if the main character made it or not. The gory details kept repeating themselves and the general content could not hold my attention. If you like the style of Stephen King you will probably not like this listen.
The narrator apparently thought she was reading Mother Goose to children. Her soft, childlike voice never conveyed fear or drama. The novel would have been better served by another narrator.
Maybe a different reader would have made a difference. Her tone made it much less a horror story than, as another reviewer said, like she was reading a bed time story. I was very disappointed. I wish I had read it rather than listened to it.
This story has a bit of horror, action, and suspense blended in a unique line. Keeps your attention throughout the read, from start to the end.
Yes, the plot gave enough information for you to get involved with the character and watched as it all came together for the finale.
When the heroine finds out whose in the back!
Immortal zombies, a unique twist!
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
When I start a book, I commit to finish it. I rarely give up, hoping to find some redeeming quality. I found none in this ridiculous story. Don't waste your time or credit.
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