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Where Serpents Lie

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

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    Extremely Disturbing

    The first time I read this book, I was absolutely terrified. Being a single parent with a small daughter and a having a fear of snakes made this the scariest book that I ever read. Recently, I read this book again and still found it scary and the subject matter disturbing but it was definitely well written. The book moved along nicely and it had lots of suspense and twists and turns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2002


    One hell of a story...from a great story teller.Strongly recommend...the best book i've read this year!May be brutal for some,then again murder is never joyous...The writer takes you on a rollercoaster ride...!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2001

    Disturbing, but good

    I thought this was one of the most disturbing books I have ever read. But the suspense also was great. If you don't have a squeamish stomach, I really recommend this thriller ... once you start, it's almost impossible to put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2001

    What a disappointment

    The book just dragged on and on. Couldn't wait to finish ---- boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2000


    I loved this book. It keeps your attention from beginning to end. The plot is well-done and unpredictable. Both my husband (who usually reads westerns) and I read this and both enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2000


    WHERE SERPENTS LIE deals with Sergeant Terry Naughton, head of the Crimes Against Youth Division of the Orange County Sheriff Department in Southern California, and his hunt for a man who preys on young children. Two years before, Terry suffered the lost of his five-year-old son, Matt, in a swimming accident. He still feels the immense pain of the tragedy and now pours all of his energy into trying to save as many children as possible from the human monsters in our society. There is one man out there who calls himself the Horridus. His pleasure comes in the form of kidnapping children right out of their very homes, then using them to complete his dark fantasies before feeding them to his thirty-foot long python. Terry¿s one goal is to put this predator down, hopefully before he kills again. As our hero gets closer to this creature of malice, he's suddenly sidetracked when members of his department discover pictures of him having sex with a minor. Terry knows that they are doctored pictures, but few others seem to believe him. The question is who is setting him up? Is it one of the members of his department, or could it be the Horridus? Who has the most to gain? It isn¿t long before Terry finds himself on suspension while an investigation is started into the incriminating pictures. He refuses, however, to just sit and wait, especially while the Horridus is still killing children. With or without the help of his department, Terry is determined to catch this guy. He simply has to do it before he finds himself in jail. WHERE SERPENTS LIE will surprise you from beginning to finish. Just when you think you know where the story is leading, there will be a turn that takes you in a completely different direction. You may at times feel nausea as the author looks into the depraved side of human nature, but at no point will you stop rooting for our hero to put a stake through the heart of this truly evil being. The writing literally crackles with suspense, and you won¿t be able to turn the pages fast enough in your rush to get to the end. Mr. Parker has definitely created a character in the form of Terry Naughton whose tormented soul will cause your heart to almost break when, at the end of the novel, he is forced to take a hard, cold look at himself and the people closest to him, realizing that monsters wear many different masks. Read this book, then be sure to pick up Mr. Parker¿s other novel, THE BLUE HOUR. You won't be disappointed.

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