Behold the Child (Novella)

Behold the Child (Novella)

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by Harry Shannon
     
 
This novella first appeared in the Cemetery Dance anthology "Brimstone Turnpike." Sam Kenzie is an LAPD cop who can't escape his obsession with a serial killer due to demons of his own. "A perfect mix of classic Noir and the supernatural. Dark and brooding." -Shroud Magazine

Overview

This novella first appeared in the Cemetery Dance anthology "Brimstone Turnpike." Sam Kenzie is an LAPD cop who can't escape his obsession with a serial killer due to demons of his own. "A perfect mix of classic Noir and the supernatural. Dark and brooding." -Shroud Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011082306
Publisher:
Harry Shannon
Publication date:
07/11/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
333,854
File size:
273 KB

Meet the Author

HARRY SHANNON


Harry Shannon has been an actor, an Emmy-nominated songwriter, a recording artist, a music publisher, VP Music at Carolco Pictures and a Music Supervisor on “Basic Instinct” and “Universal Soldier.” His novels include “Night of the Beast," “Night of the Werewolf," “Daemon," "Dead and Gone" and "The Pressure of Darkness," as well as the Mick Callahan suspense novels “Memorial Day,” “Eye of the Burning Man,” and “One of the Wicked." His new collection "A Host of Shadows" is from Dark Region Press. Shannon has won the Tombstone Award, the Black Quill, and has been nominated for the Stoker by the Horror Writer's Association. Contact him via Facebook or at harryshannon.com


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Behold the Child (Novella) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loads of police proceedural stuff, a dash of crime noir and a slowly growing horror feeling make for a creepy short novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novella was a very good read. 206 pages of suspense. A real page turner. The ending came fast, but was not what I suspected! Highly recommend. Good job author. Vallie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An original story. It kept the adrenaline pumping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because it was free, and I decided to open it and was immediately mesmerized. I finished it in two sittings and was so upset when I went to turn the page and there were no more pages. This book isnt for everyone, but I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a stupid way to end the book !!
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DanelleJohns0 More than 1 year ago
Behold the Child was a one-sitting very quick read. How could it not be, it was an 88 page fast paced adventure. This novel took off from with action from the very first paragraph. I will admit that Sam {the main character} was not a likeable fellow on any level, the way he did his job, the way he treated his wife was to me deplorable. And honestly, you would think his attitude would change considering the events that took place-it really didn't. The only problem I found myself having was that because it is a short novella, and that so much had to be told in order for the story to make sense, there were some pretty big jumps in time at the beginning. I had a difficult time realizing how much time, for example one minute severely injured in a hospital bed to sitting on a couch healing the next. Over-all the short story was well-told, had the mystery down to the last few pages, so it kept you guessing the whole way. The ending was something that I was NOT expecting, but finished the story easily. As you finish all the clues and pieces begin to fall into place, and you will think back about things from earlier in the book to realize how the story was foretold. I would recommend this to anyone that like a quick morsel of horror and mystery before bed. Be prepared for quite a bit of swearing, but this really does build the character of Sam and those he deals with.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts off good but it ends kind of strange as if there is more to tell but the author just stopped right in the middle of a thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Main character was a sleazy individual. Suspenseful story with a weird ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had promise but went nowhere???? Too bad because it could have been great!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it scary?
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I really liked this book and I totally recomend it!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yawn