Q Island

Q Island

by Russell James


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ISBN-13: 9781619229792
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Russell James grew up on Long Island, New York and spent too much time watching Chiller, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and The Twilight Zone, despite his parents' warnings. Bookshelves full of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe didn't make things better. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Central Florida.

After a tour flying helicopters with the U.S. Army, he now spins twisted tales best read in daylight. He has written the paranormal thrillers Dark Inspiration, Sacrifice, Black Magic, Dark Vengeance, Dreamwalker and Q Island. He has four short story collections, Tales from Beyond, Outer Rim, Forever Out of Time, and Deeper into Darkness.

His wife reads what he writes, rolls her eyes, and says "There is something seriously wrong with you."

Visit his website at http://www.russellrjames.com and read some free short stories.
Follow on Twitter @RRJames14, Facebook as Russell R. James, or drop a line complaining about his writing to rrj@russellrjames.com.

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Q Island 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jen_Matlock More than 1 year ago
Russell James has written a wonderfully horrific tale filled with incredibly realistic characters and delicious violence. The most striking and relatable characters are housewife Melanie Bailey and her autistic son, Aiden. The struggles that they face in dealing with his special needs while trying to survive really draw the reader in and tug at the heart strings. For the darker horror fans, the violence committed by the infected is perfectly gruesome. Q Island is the perfect blend between gory and psychological horror. This is easily one of the best books I’ve read so far this year and one I look forward to rereading many times in the years to come!
Cat_Cavendish More than 1 year ago
A deadly virus dating back to the last ice age, has re-surfaced and is now infecting the population of Long Island. It turns its victims into murdering monsters. One bite, or even the slightest contact with the infected blood, can be all it takes to sign the death sentence of yet another innocent person. When the government steps in and quarantines the island, it gains a new name – Q Island. Melanie and her autistic soon, Aiden are trapped there. Tamara, a dedicated nurse who was stabbed in the eye by one of the infected, provides what medical help and care she can for all those who cannot leave the island. This is Russell James’s longest novel yet and I believe it’s his best. I always enjoy his brand of intelligent, scary horror but with Q Island he has surpassed his own high standards. I defy anyone not to find this story riveting. He blended just the right level of medical detail with the harrowing effects of this virus. The relationship between Melanie and her son was wonderfully laid out, and there were times when I became so involved in the characters’ story, I could feel their pain, anguish, determination and, at times, anger. The criminal, Jimmy Wade, who appears a little later in the story, is a thoroughly nasty piece of work and could so easily have been a caricature. In this author’s hands, he was anything but that. His story was brilliantly played out and the reader gets into his mind, experiencing the very different way the virus affects him. A fantastic read deserves a fantastic ending and Q Island’s was just that. This is a thoroughly absorbing and gripping read, from cover to cover, and never once lacks pace. I recommend it, not just to horror fans (although they will love it, as I did), but to fans of suspense, sci fi and thrillers as well. It has all these elements.