Punishment and Sacrifice [NOOK Book]

Overview

The children we abuse today could become the monsters of tomorrow. This is the story of child abuse and the nightmare it can create both in the present and the future. It parallels and distorts what is madness and what is sanity until the line becomes blurred beyond recognition. Dr. Jack Barker: Respected Psychologist, loving father, responsible neighbor, serial killer Under his mask of sanity he is driven to commit his monstrous acts in a game of cat and mouse and justifies it all by the wrongs that are done to ...
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Punishment and Sacrifice

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Overview

The children we abuse today could become the monsters of tomorrow. This is the story of child abuse and the nightmare it can create both in the present and the future. It parallels and distorts what is madness and what is sanity until the line becomes blurred beyond recognition. Dr. Jack Barker: Respected Psychologist, loving father, responsible neighbor, serial killer Under his mask of sanity he is driven to commit his monstrous acts in a game of cat and mouse and justifies it all by the wrongs that are done to him in the present and were perpetrated on him in his childhood. MIke Swanson: Broken recovering alcoholic police detective who has seen too many atrocities human beings can do to each other.Will he be able to stop the monster in this case or be consumed by his own demons from his past. When these two worlds collide in a cataclysmic explosion, the battle will not only be over who will survive but how to live with the nightmarish truth that ties each together in the bondage of the past.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781257174713
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 5/5/2011
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 402,303
  • File size: 924 KB

Meet the Author

John Reid lives in the mountains above Bakersfield California with his wife where he works as an accountant. He has been writing crime novels since he was a teenager and this is his first published work. He has done extensive research through readings, psychology classes, and life's experiences. Mr. Reid is currently working on the sequel to Punishment and Sacrifice with a working title of Family Values.
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  • Posted April 25, 2014

    Poor

    One of the worst reads in a long time. Read like it was written by a teenager.The editing make it tough to get in the flow.In one sentence it would have contractions, also the lack of mixed in. As you can tell I'm not a writer, but well written books just have a flow to them and you can fly through pages. Not this one.The whole thing had a amateurish feel to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Unfortunate!

    I was unable get through the first 100 pages because of all of gramatical errors and sentence structure problems. The story seemed gripping and intense but I simply could not follow because of all the errors.

    In all fairness to the author, this ebook needs to be proofread and re-released!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Verry Good Storytelling

    I will be reading more from this author. Great story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book was such a thrill ride reading it. I started it after dinner and couldn't put it down till I finished early the next morning. Plus the moral of the story about child abuse and the monsters it can create just added to the impact of the novel. Even though it is fiction, it mirrors the real life consequences of how we treat our children. Can't wait for the sequal!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2007

    A definite pageturner

    I thought Punishment and sacrifice was a intense pageturner. It just goes to show what the consequences of childabuse can be and it is written in a raw and honest way. A outstanding crime thriller that keeps you guessing till the very end.

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    Posted October 8, 2012

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