The Reach

The Reach

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by Nate Kenyon
     
 

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Young Sarah is no ordinary girl. She’s been diagnosed as schizophrenic and locked away in a children’s psychiatric ward. But that’s not what makes her special. She also has a very strange—and powerful—gift. Scientists have been studying Sarah’s remarkable psychic power for years, enhancing it, manipulating it…twisting it into

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Young Sarah is no ordinary girl. She’s been diagnosed as schizophrenic and locked away in a children’s psychiatric ward. But that’s not what makes her special. She also has a very strange—and powerful—gift. Scientists have been studying Sarah’s remarkable psychic power for years, enhancing it, manipulating it…twisting it into something evil. But their plans have gone horribly wrong. How much longer can they control Sarah? And what will happen if her powers are unleashed?

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Publishers Weekly

Kenyon (Bloodstone) shifts smoothly between '80s-style supernatural horror and modern-day science thriller in this superb sophomore effort. Sarah Voorsanger's birth was so explosive that the hospital burned down. Her grandparents attempted to raise her, but after several episodes of psychokinesis, they decided she was the Antichrist and turned her over to the state. Now 10 years old, Sarah is virtually imprisoned in a Boston institution, where agents of Helix Pharmaceuticals experiment on her with drugs designed to activate psychic abilities. When psychology grad student Jess Chambers bonds with Sarah, first outraged by her condition and then shocked by her extraordinary paranormal talents, she knows she must rescue the child from Helix before the company awakens her most deadly powers. Readers, left breathless, will hope Kenyon makes good on hints of a sequel. (Dec.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477808184
Publisher:
47North
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Nate Kenyon grew up in a small town in Maine with dark nights and long winters to feed his interest in writing. His stories have appeared in various magazines and in the horror anthology Terminal Frights. Kenyon lives in a recently restored 1840s Greek Revival home in the New England area with his wife, Nicole, their three children, and their ferocious dog, Bailey. Bloodstone, his first novel, was a Bram Stoker Award finalist and a P&E Horror Novel of the Year award winner. Visit Nate Kenyon online at www.natekenyon.com.

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Reach 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Leesh2010 More than 1 year ago
The Reach starts of slow, the language is to iffy and it was kinda of hard to get in to. However, twenty pages in, i was trapped.

This wanderful novel was about a ten year old girl named Sarah, who was locked away not long after she turned one, and han never since seen the light of day; literally.

Jess, a student in college to become a phyciatrist, is pulled aside by her professor and asked to do a special task; pull Sarah out from within herself.

After being locked away for so long, probbed, tested, and been told how bad she was, she had simply withdrawn into herself, where no one could reach her.

When Jes arrived at the institution, she was in a straightjacket, and hadn't talked or even made a noise for over three months.

It's in that one moment that Jess see's the girl, that she knows something is wrong - she has to save her.

As the plot unfolds, Jes learns that she'd been set up, they had known all along she could pull the girl out of herself, and would fall in love with this helpless girl.

And then, it's a race against time.

Sarah doesn't have much time before she either explodes, and refuses to take the horrible things they do to her anymore, or they finally succeed in killing her.

Either way, Jes is going to have to make a choice, and when people aren't who they've said they are, who do you ask for help?
zealousreader More than 1 year ago
i love the plot of the book and the relationship between the two characters , not bad for a new author .
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cujoCJ More than 1 year ago
great new writer, I hope all his books are this good!!!!!!!!!!!!
JJ16 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book--but thought it was a out of the ordinary--probably not something I would normally read.
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She was born with an out of control psychokinetic skill of a fire bringer who burned down the hospital when she left the womb. Her grandparents raised Sarah Voorsanger until their fear of her ability following a few haunting incidents made them dump her on the state. They believe she is the Antichrist. -------------- In Boston the state has locked away the ten years old Sarah so she can harm no one. Helix Pharmaceuticals conduct experiments on her using drugs that stimulate psychic skills. Psychology graduate student Jess Chambers is shocked by the treatment the preadolescent child receives. She vows to somehow rescue Sarah, especially when she realizes the lack of restraint the child has in keeping her talent in check while Helix is trying to amplify what is already dangerous.--------------- This nod to King¿s Firestarter, THE REACH is a superb thriller as the ¿evil¿ private sector gigantic pharmaceutical wants to use the girl (instead of the government). The story line is simple and kept that way throughout, which just enhances the tension of a twenty something heroine all alone battling a Goliath in order to save a child that in the belief of the would be rescuer subsequently many more people too if Sarah is pushed beyond what her mind can accept as rational.-------------- Harriet Klausner