Feral

Feral

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by Brian Knight
     
 

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Shannon Pitcher was trying to forget the brutal murder of her ex-husband and the loss of her only daughter, when fate brought her to a lost, scared little girl named Charity at the gate of an abandoned and haunted place called Feral Park. Now she must save Charity from the same Bogey Man who killed her own daughter, and from the wild children of Feral

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Shannon Pitcher was trying to forget the brutal murder of her ex-husband and the loss of her only daughter, when fate brought her to a lost, scared little girl named Charity at the gate of an abandoned and haunted place called Feral Park. Now she must save Charity from the same Bogey Man who killed her own daughter, and from the wild children of Feral Park.

Gordon Chambers has searched for six years for his daughter. Even when his estranged wife is found slaughtered and his daughter, Charity, disappears, hope remains in the form of strange dreams. Gordon follows a trail that leads him to the small city of Riverside, Washington, and Shannon Pitcher.

After years of living as prisoner of the fairytale monster that killed her mother, Charity has escaped. But the Bogey Man wants her back, and he will not stop until he has her. There is only one safe place for her now, but the price of safety will be more than her innocence; it will be her soul. The key to her escape may be the very thing that makes her so special to the supernatural killer.

Feral is a tale of love, loss, and childhood fears come back to life.

“Brian Knight delivers with a "drive-in movie book.” FERAL keeps you reading. It's a page-turner.”
~ Mort Castle, author of On Writing Horror & Cursed Be The Child

"FERAL is a haunting, genuine fusion of horrific fantasy and the fearsome dreads of present-day life. FERAL bites hard and doesn’t let go."
~ Tom Piccirilli, author of Shadow Season & The Cold Spot

"Brian Knight's writing shines with a dark brilliance."
~ Douglas Clegg, author of Afterlife & Isis

"Knight is a writer to watch."
~ Ellen Datlow, Years Best Fantasy & Horror


“Say hello to horror’s next big thing.”
~ Brian Keene, author of Dead Sea & Tequila’s Sunrise

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013123236
Publisher:
Crossroad Press
Publication date:
08/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
426,351
File size:
734 KB

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Feral 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
FERAL grabs hold of you with spine-chilling terror, rips out your frayed nerves and stamps them beneath its heavy heel. It's a rare thing when an author rises from obscurity to cammand such masterful control of the powerful emotion of pure horror, leading the reader into the ferocious worlds of the imagination thought left behind in the darkened closet with childhood's nightmares. Knight's Bogey Man captures that savage gleam of fright like a tight fist around your neck and wrings it relentlessly. If you're looking for a warm story where good triumphs handily over evil, where the light shuns the darkness, this certainly isn't it... But if you want a taut, gut-wrenching, emotional beating that leaves you hesitant to turn off the TV at bedtime for fear of what might just be leering out at you from the crack in the closet door once again, then buy this book! Remember the name Brian Knight... you'll be hearing it a lot in the near future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brian Knight delivers a fun, twisty novel that is bound to give you the creeps. The book itself is impressive, with the cover art imprinted on the covers, and as beautiful as some small-press collector first editions. I had a lot of fun with this one, and you will too. Highly recommended to fans of horror and suspense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After being pestered by close friends that I really needed to read this Feral, by Brian Knight, I finally relented and I am so glad that I did. This is a true page turner. I am not an avid reader and it has been years since I was able to complete a full novel. This one, I started reading at work and actually would be disappointed to get customers coming in because I had to put my book down. The first scene in the book will really grab ahold of you and keep you breathless and turning pages til it is the last page and you are crying for more. I can't sing high enough praises on the descriptive writings of Mr.Knight. Mr. Knight truely makes the boogie man and the people who are fighting against him come to life. You will feel like you have known these people all your life, not just a cheap trick this book is definately the real deal. WOW
Guest More than 1 year ago
He comes to you when you are sleeping and if you are lucky you¿ll wake up in your own home. Sometimes he kills their parents and disappears with the children. Charity has had disturbing dreams and night tremors of the Bogey Man before one night he killed her mother and took her. He kept her alive because she was special to him.

Gordon Chambers has searched for six long years for Charity and he thinks by following the trail of dead parents and missing children he will finally find her at the end of the current dead trail in a small town in Washington. Sharon sees Charity in a spooky playground where supernatural events happen and brings her home because she was wearing her dead daughter¿s clothes given to Charity by the Bogey Man. Charity knows the only place she¿ll be safe from the Bogey man is in the Feral Park playground where the abandoned and abused children hide in a dimensional nexus. When Charity disappears into the park, Sharon and Gordon vow to get her back alive and keep her safe from the Bogey Man.

Anyone who wants a decent night sleep should not read FERAL. It is a frightening horror novel that needs broad daylight to somewhat keep the nightmares away. Brian Knight will appeal to fans of Bentley Little and those who like being scared out of their wits. This tale will accomplish that.

Harriet Klausner