Everyone had given up on the lost children. The parents have destroyed and - as well as possible, rebuilt their lives. Then the phone rings, and a father hears his daughter's voice. Everything changes. What happens when four fathers venture onto the reclusive Johnny 'Junk' Curtis's property in search of their missing children is far worse than their imaginations could have conceived. In a castle of booby traps and junk, they uncover secrets better left alone - and meet the truth behind the legend of 'Johnny Junk.'
©2012 Brian Knight (P)2013 David N. Wilson
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I felt this was a very creepy story. It was an child abduction story with a few twists. This could have easily been extended into a full length novel. I kind of wish it was. It is not so much scary as creepy. Without giving anything away I like the use of appliances in this.
The narrator did read fairly rapidly and I am not sure it was suppose to be or not. I gave him five stars, but would like to hear it again with the suspense more drawn out.
"Johnny Junk" starts like many supernatural horror stories. A phone call from someone who was believed to be gone from this world. But that's close to where familiarity will end for the reader.
In a small town where children have been disappearing, most of the parents have given up. Jim had too. Until he received a phone call from his daughter. A phone call that had a caller ID. A phone call from the residence of a local hermit nicknamed Johnny Junk. Soon a vigilante group of grieving and angry parents are on Johnny Junk's property. That's the start of an ever-building pile of secrets, traps, and strange that is this story.
The story pulls you in and gets you interested. Some of the characters are laid out in a no-nonsense list partway through, but this is a short novelette. Brian Knight wants to tell his story and keep his audience moving as fast as he can write.
The narrator does a great job of keeping this story moving at the ultra-speed it is meant to be read.
I recommend reading this or listening to it -- whichever with you feel more comfortable -- in one sitting.
The ending was mixed for me but still original. I love the duality of the title that will become apparent to the reader after they are done enjoying this tale.
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