Book Review – Afraid (ARC)

Written By: Jack Kilborn
Published By: Grand Central Publishing, 2009, First Edition, 384 pages, mass market paperback
ISBN 978-0446535939
(Available NOW!)
Top Pick

Afraid is a horrifying nightmare come true; if you dream of winning the lottery, all I can to say is BE CAREFUL what you wish for…”

Product Description –
“Welcome to Safe Haven, Wisconsin. Miles from everything, with one road in and out, this peaceful town has never needed a full-time police force. Until now . . .
A helicopter has crashed near Safe Haven and unleashed something horrifying. Now this merciless force is about to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate. As residents begin dying in a storm of gory violence, Safe Haven’s only chance for survival will rest with an aging county sheriff, a firefighter, and a single mom. And each will have this harrowing thought: Maybe death hasn’t come to their town by accident . . .”

Afraid is a fantastic book; I just couldn’t put it down! The fast-paced plot and emotion-driven story is very convincing; it’s so fiendishly nauseating that it makes your skin crawl! The suspense is palpable and the atmosphere is rife with tension and fear; just what you would expect from a book with a title as simple, yet powerful, as Afraid. When the action starts it just keeps on coming. With an eerie sense of dread, the reader will be drawn into this skilfully woven story and gripped by the horrifying events that take place in the quiet little town of Safe Haven, Wisconsin. This novel is jam-packed with high-tension that escalates with murder, torture, cannibalism and more! The evil that infests this town is written with such intensity and zeal that you can’t help but loathe them; they are the reason we should be afraid of the dark. I sure double checked my door and window locks last night; not that it would have helped me…or anyone in Safe Haven. Will the ever spreading malevolence consume the whole town; or can the people of safe haven fight back and win the day?
I very highly recommend this book!!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (10 out of 10 Diamonds) – Absolutely LOVED it!!

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A special thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me a copy to review.

Copyright ©  Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy


8 thoughts on “Book Review – Afraid (ARC)

  1. Hi Kathy,

    I think it is written very well and I enjoyed it as much as possible around all the gruesomeness.
    I hear you…it actually made me very nauseous at several points in the book. It’s scary as hell!

  2. I got ‘Jack’s’ newsletter yesterday and I can’t wait to read this book. I’m really into horror, suspense, and paranormal right now.

  3. Hi Mel,

    I think that you’ll just LOVE this book then! It sounds like it’s right up your alley. :-) I was amazed at how vivid it all was; I was really disgusted, several times throughout reading it, but that was just part of the fun.

  4. Hi April,

    Isn’t that a wonderful response! :) Thanks so much; I’m so very glad that you enjoyed the review and I’m thrilled to hear that you are going to buy a copy!! :)
    You are most welcome.

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