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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry comes a standalone supernatural thriller, Ink, about a memory thief who feeds on the most precious of dreams.

Tattoo artist Patty Cakes has her dead daughter’s face tattooed on the back of her hand. Day by day, it begins to fade, taking with it all of Patty’s memories of her daughter. All she’s left with is the certain knowledge she has forgotten her lost child. The awareness of that loss is tearing her apart. 

Monk Addison is a private investigator whose skin is covered with the tattooed faces of murder victims. He is a predator who hunts for killers, and the ghosts of all of those dead people haunt his life. Some of those faces have begun to fade, too, destroying the very souls of the dead. 

All through the town of Pine Deep, people are having their most precious memories stolen. The monster seems to target the lonely, the disenfranchised, the people who need memories to anchor them to this world.

Something is out there. Something cruel and evil is feeding on the memories, erasing them from the hearts and minds of people like Patty and Monk and others.

Ink is the story of a few lonely, damaged people hunting for a memory thief. When all you have are memories, there is no greater horror than forgetting.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin

©2020 Jonathan Maberry (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Monk Addison's new fan

I am a Joe Ledger fanatic, so I wasn't sure about letting another man from Mayberry' universe into my life, but mix some Monk with Pine Deep and you have me riveted. Another fantastic story I didn't want to put down. Ray Porter's performance and Johnathan prose are the peanut butter and chocolate of the audiobook world. I can't praise this book enough. Wonderful on all accounts and makes me want more Monk.

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What a sick, twisted genius Jonathan Maberry is

I don't know how authors like Jonathan Mayberry and Steven King come up with these stories, but wow what a good one this is. I admit there are a couple hours toward the beginning where it seems long in the tooth. However, it is worth the setup for the payout at the end. Ray Porter was the perfect choice for this book. He is the master and brings it to life. Come join us on Facebook at "50 Shades of Ray"

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Incredible!

This book may be the best one I have ever experienced. I am not able to write a review that could even begin to do this book and performance justice. It is one hell of a ride!

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Amazing!

I LOVED this story and how all the backstories blended in. The characters were so REALISTIC. Mr. Porter is, as always, a Master Storyteller!

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very dark.....

I have listened to nearly ALL of Jonathon Maberry's work, and this is BY FAR the most disturbing and the darkest. Ray Porter.... hats off to you, and I hope to God you didn't have nightmares. My husband even commented, "This is not the usual stuff that you listen to...."

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Wow

Another great one from Maberry and Ray Porter is always great this duo never disappoints.

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There’s a first time for everything

This is the first time I haven’t liked something by Jonathan Maberry. I really wanted to love this especially because he includes characters from Ghost Road Blues, which I loved. This book seemed to have an agenda which I felt was out of place and not organic to this type of story. Maberry was trying so hard to pay homage to lesbianism while going over board to virtue signal the main protagonist, Monk, that I felt it detracted from the story. Add the fact that the entire story was unrelentingly morose and depressing, and I just couldn’t bring myself to like this. Also, the descriptions of the antagonist constantly masturbating and being aroused and the graphic descriptions of how an 8 year old was violated and killed was just way too much. Unfortunately, I don’t recommend this story. Maybe skip this one?

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Loved the return to Pine Deep!

I loved this book! The story was original, and Ray Porter was his usual excellent self.

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Hauntingly rich

Heart pounding action, robust characters, adult themes, and a storyline you will never forget. Great!

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Horribly Boring

Nothing happened. I made it halfway through and had to stop. I am so angry I wasted a credit on this. It was just so slow and boring and pointless and ew! This book caused more frustration than it was worth. It was absolutely horrible. I didn't care about the characters. There was no action whatsoever. The entire thing was just one long origin story and a waste of time.

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  • 11-22-20

Inky Blow Flys

I have the Pine Deep trilogy on Audio and in book form and love them. I though this future version of Pine Deep would be similar. The story was good with two of the original from the trilogy, Malcome Crow and Mike Sweeny. Everything was great, and then WHAT! it ended. I thought tere was somethig missing. Why didn't Crow, Mike (the police) with Monk follow up the address they had, battle the perp (Lord of the Flys), He would get away leading to the ending. I was so disappointed it seemed as though JM had got fed up and just wrote any ending. Even so worth a read

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  • 12-02-20

An amazing spookily twisted tale!

With a depth of atmosphere and a pace that just keeps you listening, monk's journey and investigation is a thrill ride through a dark world with even darker characters. With narration that expressed so much it was a pleasure to listen to. In Every twist and turn the story goes to some dark horrendous places building atmosphere throughout forming a full vision of pine deeps location's and settings. will always make me watch out for anyone with a fly tattoo! Awesome book and the Lord of the flies a unique horror character bringing something fresh and unique into such a repetitive genre. Jonathan Maberry gets a gold star for this one!

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  • 12-02-20

Slow to start but worth it

Tricky story to follow early but when the dots click they click hard. Great narration, great story... would make one hell of a movie!