Like Death

Like Death

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by Tim Waggoner
     
 

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There are no words for it. Ecstasy is laughably inadequate, as are rapture, euphoria, bliss . . . . Ugly, harsh syllables that come nowhere near capturing the merest fraction of what he feels. The experience is primal and transcendent, like birth, like death.

Scott Raymond lost his parents in a bloodbath when he was only nine years old, but despite the…  See more details below

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There are no words for it. Ecstasy is laughably inadequate, as are rapture, euphoria, bliss . . . . Ugly, harsh syllables that come nowhere near capturing the merest fraction of what he feels. The experience is primal and transcendent, like birth, like death.

Scott Raymond lost his parents in a bloodbath when he was only nine years old, but despite the occasional headaches and hallucinations, he's managed to turn that trauma into moderate success as a true crime writer. The success doesn't extend to keeping up the relationship with his estranged wife and son, however. Hoping to regain a sense of normal family life, he follows them to Ash Creek, Ohio under the pretense of writing a new book about a missing six-year-old girl.

There, he encounters a young woman who shares the missing girl's name. She leads Scott into a world of psychotropic spiders, shark-toothed teenagers and the expression of nearly every dark desire. Fear and fascination lay equal claim as the nightmare fantasies of this realm bleed into Scott’s daily life and his attempts to maintain a relationship with his son.

Soon, he will need to use this world of cruelty and pain to face his past, his future, and what his life might have become. If he fails, it is only a matter of time before the nightmare that bloodied his childhood will reach out to ensnare his own son.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013470651
Publisher:
Apex Publications
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
1,311,968
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Tim Waggoner’s novels include the Nekropolis series of urban fantasies and the Ghost Trackers series written in collaboration with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson of the Ghost Hunters television show. In total, he’s published over twenty novels and two short story collections, and his articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest and Writers’ Journal, among other publications. He teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and in Seton Hill University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program. Visit him on the web at www.timwaggoner.com.

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Like Death 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I happen to live in the same area that Tim Waggoner writes so hauntingly about--and trust me, I will never look at the park we had my daughter's 2nd birthday in the same way, especially the Wizard of Oz swingset! But seriously, this book is amazing! Mr. Waggoner has demonstrated that he is able to blend fact with fiction and tie them together to make a "tight" story that is not only close-to-home, but one that draws the reader in so closely that you can feel the webbing that separates the darkness from the light! The story unfolds at a nice even pace (no rush to ending!) and the author balances gore and naughtiness in a masterly fashion. Read this book, you will not be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! It took me 2 days to read it because it kept my attention the whole way through. This is a must read for any horror fan. Just might be one of the most disturbing horror books ever written.