Born of the Night

Born of the Night

by Matt Wanicur

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Overview

Born of the Night by Matt Wanicur

Ethan Lewis is a precocious, blissful boy. He has wonderful parents who love him dearly. He looks forward to what they all expect to be a promising future. Then, on one fateful day, his life is turned upside down as tragedy strikes.

Twenty-two years later, Ethan is a fragment of the man his parents, or even he thought he would be. He lives in a run down apartment building. He spends his days doing little else but simply passing time in his dreary life.

Then, a string of savage murders take place around his apartment building, wreaking havoc in the neighborhood. Yet, for Ethan, something about this evil is all too familiar.

Given no other choice, Ethan has to look to the past and conquer his darkest fears to find the truth behind these brutal deaths, and try to save any semblance of the man he was meant to become.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781533093028
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/05/2016
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Matt Wanicur was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 31, 1978 to his awe-inspiring parents Eileen and Jules. He started writing short stories at the age of eight. His first short story was an award winner titled "A Dog's Kiss". After that he spent years reading and honing his writing technique.

He has hundreds of favorite novels, and to name some of the most influential is difficult, but here it goes..."The Stars My Destination" by Alfred Bester, "Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clarke, "At the Mountains of Madness" by H.P Lovecraft, "The Silence of the Lambs" by Thomas Harris, and "Demon Seed" by Dean Koontz.

After two years at Penn State University, he left to sharpen his skills at the New York Film Academy. There he learned the craft of screenwriting and directing.

Matt highly enjoys writing. He enjoys creating characters (mostly tortured ones) with problems that seem never-ending and insurmountable. Then getting lost in those worlds as he navigates them through all of the obstacles he sets in front of them.

He also enjoys his fur children he shares with his best friend Crystal. Midnight, Walter, Molly, Kiki, Boo, Oliver, and Elwin, just to name a few. They enjoy taking Walter and for Molly walks around the lake. He also enjoys jogging, often using that time to create new stories or work out where the current one is going in his head.

He is the author of the Born of the Night & Blood Harbor Book Series.

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Mike Doller More than 1 year ago
A thriller that kept me on the edge of my recliner throughout!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Born of the Night was a pleasant surprise! I found the characters to be extremely well thought out and very realistic. The story was fast-paced and had a distinct tone and flow to it. I read on the author's bio that he started out as a screenwriter and that shows through his writing with an emphasis on action and dialogue, and it works extremely well (similar to James Patterson and Mark Frost in that way). I am extremely excited about reading Book 2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A superb psychological thriller that is full of twists and turns! I look forward to the next volume!
KtLBLy More than 1 year ago
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review* Ethan’s childhood was pretty typical. He had two loving parents, he’s extremely intelligent, and he lived in a nice suburban neighborhood where nothing bad happens. He has a huge phobia of clowns though ever since he was watching a parade with his parents and a clown gave him a creepy look. Since then he can’t stand them and freaks out anytime he sees one. One night, he and his mom are at a carnival having a great time. He stops to use the restroom and in there he runs into a clown that starts to terrorize him. He freaks out and starts screaming, but before anyone can really help, the clown runs away before anyone else sees him, so no one believes what actually happened. A few weeks later tragedy strikes his family when someone wearing an all-black outfit with a clown mask breaks in and terrorizes his family, which leaves Ethan a shell of his former self. 22 years later and Ethan lives in a rundown apartment complex, working two days a week at a nursing home, not going out, not doing anything, not wanting to do anything. Tragedy strikes Ethan’s life again when people who live in his apartment complex are starting to get murdered by someone who wears an all-black outfit and a creepy clown mask. I thought I had figured out the twist pretty early on so I was kind of disappointed. While the twist was good I kept thinking “is that it? That was pretty easy to figure out.” However, the last 1/3 of the book brings so many shocking twists that I did not see coming. My jaw was on the floor the whole time I was reading because there were so many surprises one right after another. The twists and turns were so well executed and done in such a smart way. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who wants to read a creepy horror novel. It’s a perfect time to read this during the fall/Halloween era. ***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official. For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.ng***
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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Born of the Night is Volume 1 of a murder mystery series by Matt Wanicur. Ethan Lewis is well-loved by his parents and everyone expects him to have a great and promising future. Tragedy turns his life around and sends him off in a direction he never expected. Twenty-two years on, Ethan is a fraction of the man everyone thought he was going to be. His home is a shabby apartment building and he does little to live his dreary sad life. Suddenly, the neighborhood is shaken by a series of savage, senseless murders but, for Ethan, it seems like something is familiar. Ethan has no choice. To find out the truth, he has to go back to the past and face his deepest and darkest fears, to try to save something of the man he should have been. Born of the Night (Volume 1) by Matt Wanicur is a gripping read. It is a complex story that twists and turns and is full of surprises, one after the other. The plot is incredible, clearly very well thought out, and it throws up lots of questions as you move through the story. The fact that it is written in present tense makes it even more disturbing and brings a sense of reality to it. I loved the character development; it was as complex as the plot yet it brought the characters firmly to life and made them easier to identify with, especially the main protagonist. The ending was a real surprise, a cliffhanger than makes me want to read the next one now. I'm dearly looking forward to it.
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An exceptional horror/thriller/mystery. I was extremely impressed by the flow of the story and how the characters grew and developed. CANNOT wait for the sequel!
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Troy776 More than 1 year ago
This was a complete surprise. Written in the present tense, it is a sublime, masterful and disturbing piece of work. I found it troubling at times, which at a time when there are an abundance of very average stories in this genre, I was gratified with twists and uncomfortable turns that result in a most worrying conclusion. Set in the city of Philadelphia, there is a 'film-noir' feel that doubles up as a homage to the city. There is a nod to many reputable authors of this genre, and there is an obvious echo of Stephen King within these pages. Matt is a fresh, exciting and talented author with an abundance to offer. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone with a passion for this genre.
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