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Dismember
     

Dismember

4.7 7
by Daniel Pyle
 
The summer he turned seven, Dave Abbott survived a gruesome mountainside car accident that left the rest of his family savaged and dead.

Now, after living twenty-three years with the twisted backwoodsman who pulled him from the wreckage, Dave is carrying out a plan to replace each of his lost loved ones with members of nearby, unsuspecting families. He has prepared,

Overview

The summer he turned seven, Dave Abbott survived a gruesome mountainside car accident that left the rest of his family savaged and dead.

Now, after living twenty-three years with the twisted backwoodsman who pulled him from the wreckage, Dave is carrying out a plan to replace each of his lost loved ones with members of nearby, unsuspecting families. He has prepared, he's stalked, and now his chance has come to get his family safely out of the mountains once and for all.

Whether they like it or not.

What they're saying about DISMEMBER:

"DISMEMBER's a fast-paced grindhouse-movie of a book with plenty of unexpected twists and turns and a fresh new crazy for a villain. The late Richard Laymon would have been grinning ear to ear."
--Jack Ketchum

"With DISMEMBER, Daniel Pyle joins the select group of authors who can provide real chills and genuine surprises. Taut, weird, and intriguing."
--Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE DRAGON FACTORY and THE WOLFMAN

"The tourniquet-tight plot and constant suspense keeps the pages flying. A solid, suspenseful thriller that enables readers to envision the movie it could become."
--Publishers Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Jack Ketchum, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and OFF SEASON
"DISMEMBER's a fast-paced grindhouse-movie of a book with plenty of unexpected twists and turns and a fresh new crazy for a villain. The late Richard Laymon would have been grinning ear to ear."
Publishers Weekly
"The tourniquet-tight plot and constant suspense keeps the pages flying. A solid, suspenseful thriller that enables readers to envision the movie it could become."
Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE DRAGON FACTORY and THE WOLFMAN
"With DISMEMBER, Daniel Pyle joins the select group of authors who can provide real chills and genuine surprises. Taut, weird, and intriguing."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982869116
Publisher:
Blood Brothers Publishing
Publication date:
10/30/2010
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
156 - 3 Months

Meet the Author

Daniel Pyle lives in Springfield, Missouri, with his wife and two daughters. For more information, visit www.danielpyle.com.

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Dismember 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
I've been wracking my brain trying to remember if I've ever read something like this before. I think I must have, but nothing comes to mind. "Dismember" was presented as suspense, and it has all the elements of a suspense novel, yet it also has a horror element I wasn't anticipating. This is similar to the way J.A. Konrath mixes a little horror into his police procedurals in the "Jack Daniels" series. I'd have guessed I wouldn't like this combination. Not the first time I've been wrong. Pyle also strayed from the stereotypical in his characterization, making the villain sympathetic. I wanted him captured before anyone (or anyone else) was hurt. There was no excuse for his actions, yet I couldn't help feeling compassion for him. Pyle's writing style is entertaining and at times amusing as I wondered, "How did he come up with that line." One of my favorites was describing a mountain road as, "curvier than a Parkinson's patient's question mark." Another time one of the characters was risking an injury to her hand, "not thinking website design might be a little tricky with only a left paw and a mangled claw." The story is action packed and never bogs down. A typical suspense novel slowly builds tension over the course of the story, peaking near the end. "Dismember" builds to a peak, then backs off and lets the tension build again as it takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotion. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**
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