Overview

On the advice of his wife, Paul Rice is making plans to attend his 10th year High School reunion. Returning to his boyhood home of Harmony, Indiana, he finds that he is still haunted by memories of that time-memories of Deidra, his first love, and memories of the Wide Game. It was ten years ago that Paul and his friends watched their day of fun become a race for their lives, a fight for their very souls.

Now, as he meets the survivors of that ...
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The Wide Game

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Overview

On the advice of his wife, Paul Rice is making plans to attend his 10th year High School reunion. Returning to his boyhood home of Harmony, Indiana, he finds that he is still haunted by memories of that time-memories of Deidra, his first love, and memories of the Wide Game. It was ten years ago that Paul and his friends watched their day of fun become a race for their lives, a fight for their very souls.

Now, as he meets the survivors of that day once more, Paul makes a chilling discovery: the incomprehensible forces that toyed with them have yet to finish playing their own game.

The Wide Game is one of the Harmony, Indiana horror novels from Michael West, which also include Cinema of Shadows and The Wide Game.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148771043
  • Publisher: Seventh Star Press
  • Publication date: 7/24/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 379,691
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael West is a member of the Horror Writers Association and Indiana Horror Writers, where he serves as President. A graduate of Indiana University, West earned a degree in Telecommunications and Film Theory, and since that time, he has written a multitude of short stories, articles, and reviews for various on-line and print publications. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home.

West's short story "Goodnight," originally published in WICKED KARNIVAL #6, was named "Best Horror Short Story of 2005" in the P&E Readers Poll.
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  • Posted July 31, 2014

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    There┬┐s something seriously scary about the Wide Game, and nearl

    There’s something seriously scary about the Wide Game, and nearly everyone who’s played will carry the scars. But they won’t talk about it. And now Paul’s back in Harmony, Indiana, for a school reunion where he just might have to face up to what was. Meanwhile the reader follows his memories of that Wide Game played before graduation, and wonders at the cost.

    The Wide Game is classic horror, with teenagers separating in the dark when you know they ought to stay together, with something scary in the cornfield, and with romantic leads just desperate to survive. But survival isn’t everything, and there are gaps in the gruesome details where nobody knows just who or what is setting the rules for the game. And then there’s death. And then there’s the school reunion.

    The Wide Game is told in separate parts which tie past and present together and lead inexorably, but secretly, to final scary conclusions where a church, once scorned, just might play its own part in healing... because some things just can’t be earned after all. I enjoyed the whole story, but I truly loved the ending; that touch of thought-provoking mystery that raises a tale above its genre and makes it something special.

    Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy during the author’s blog tour. I’m just sorry it took me so long to get around to reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Such a great read!

    Nothing can compare to this surprisingly quick and entertaining read. Highly recommend

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

    Great book- a MUST read

    This scary page turner has kept me out of the nearby cornfields ever since I read it! The story drew me in immediately, and never let go. It left me with many haunting images and a roller-coaster of emotions.

    I can't wait to read more from Michael West!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2006

    new master of horror and suspense

    You may not have heard the name Michael West yet, but it really is just a matter of time before he joins the ranks of King, Barker, Koontz, and any other horror writer you can name. The Wide Game is a fascinating, frightening, jolt inspiring page turner that will grab you from the first sentence. If you love horror novels, or if you just want to be able to say you were there at the beginning, check out the Wide Game.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    A well-written tale of terror!

    Don't open the cover unless you want to be sucked into a tornado of horror. Once you start on this novel you won't be able to pull away. A believeable, dark, nasty piece. Leisure Horror or another top publisher should have published The Wide Game. Just remember the name Michael West because he has a future in the horror genre. I give it my wicked stamp of approval. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2004

    Very scary!

    This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I need to thank her! Wow! The story moves at a break-neck pace and the characters and settings are so vivid. There were nights when I had to sleep with the light on after reading this. I really cared about the people Michael West wrote about and, when it was over, I could not help but want more. If you are a fan of horror, thrillers, or just great writing, you must read The Wide Game. In my opinion, no collection can be complete without it!

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    Posted August 13, 2013

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