The Devoted

Overview

It's the last day in the life of the cult.

At 6PM, The Leader will pass out the knives and everyone in the cult will Ascend to the next level of existence.

But Matthew Barrett begins to have second thoughts. He's just a brainwashed kid trying to reclaim the ability to think for himself. He's not sure he has the will to stand up to The Leader.

Can he disrupt the careful ...

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The Devoted

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Overview

It's the last day in the life of the cult.

At 6PM, The Leader will pass out the knives and everyone in the cult will Ascend to the next level of existence.

But Matthew Barrett begins to have second thoughts. He's just a brainwashed kid trying to reclaim the ability to think for himself. He's not sure he has the will to stand up to The Leader.

Can he disrupt the careful balance that The Leader has built before it's too late?

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Editorial Reviews

David T. Wilbanks
“Eric Shapiro’s The Devoted is a gateway to suspense crafted with intelligence and style, scalpel sharp, exposing raw nerve. Don’t miss it.” 
Eric S. Brown
"Shapiro seems to just get better with every book. This one is no exception. Strap yourself in and prepare for a horror-filled ride you won't soon forget!"  
Jeremy Robert Johnson
“Eric Shapiro’s The Devoted is a disturbing and frighteningly immersive portrait of life inside the last days of a collapsing cult. This fast-paced kaleidoscope of narrative styles swings swiftly from seduction to self-immolating shock to a bloody, beautiful end.”
           
Jack Ketchum
"Eric Shapiro knows that sometimes the worst horrors are the ones we make for ourselves. His book is riveting from the very first, his writing crisp, witty, and stylish. There's real wisdom here, and compassion. Mr. Shapiro? Do us a favor. Keep on drumming!"
David Dunwoody
"Shapiro's taut prose drives its knuckles into your brain and doesn't let up until long after the last page."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781618684776
  • Publisher: Permuted Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2015
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Shapiro is a filmmaker, screenwriter, author, and ghostwriter. His first feature film, RULE OF THREE (2010), was released to iTunes and Netflix after winning Best Actor at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Best Acting Performance at Shriekfest. His second feature film, LIVING THINGS, was endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and released by Cinema Libre Studio in 2014. He wrote the books LOVE & ZOMBIES (2013), THE DEVOTED (2012), STORIES FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2010), and SHORT OF A PICNIC (2002). His novella IT'S ONLY TEMPORARY (2005) was on the Preliminary Nominee Ballot for the Bram Stoker Award in Long Fiction and appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books. The two novels he edited for Evil Jester Press -- CANDY HOUSE by Kate Jonez and MALEDICTION by Lisa Morton -- were both nominated for Bram Stoker Awards in 2014. He has had short stories published in fiction anthologies alongside work by Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. Eric lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda Jordan, and their sons, Benjamin and Henry Shapiro.
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