Trapped - A Novel of Terror (The Konrath/Kilborn Collective)
J.A. Konrath, Jack Kilborn
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Then Martin told a campfire story about the island's history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. They even laughed when Martin pretended to be dragged off into the woods.
But Martin didn't come back. And neither did Sara when she went in search of him.
Then the laughter stopped.
The group soon began to realize that this deserted island wasn't so deserted after all. And perhaps Martin's ridiculous story had more truth to it than anyone thought.
What's the most horrifying thing you can imagine?
This is a hundred times worse...
TRAPPED by Jack Kilborn
It starts where other horror ends
A Word of Warning:
This is the long-awaited follow-up to AFRAID, one of the most horrifying books ever written.
Originally scheduled to be released in paperback in 2010, the publisher read the first version of the manuscript and refused to release it. The author made extensive changes, rewriting much of the story. The publisher still refused.
This is a disturbing, terrifying book. You may think you're brave enough to handle it. But you're probably not...
Contains bonus excerpts from ENDURANCE by Jack Kilborn, and AFRAID by Jack Kilborn, as well as DESERT PLACES by Blake Crouch.
But that's not all...
Taking advantage of ebook format and technology, the author is also proud to offer as a bonus; the entire original first draft of TRAPPED.
This ebook package contains two versions of the same book, dramatically different in parts. See what was cut. See what was changed. Read new characters, new scenes, and a different ending. Decide for yourself which version you prefer.
This is the very first time an ebook has been made available in two different versions, for one low price.
This is specially formatted for Kindle, with an active table of contents. With both versions, this ebook is over 180,000 words.
ABOUT THE KONRATH/KILBORN COLLECTIVE
The Konrath/Kilborn Collective is not a series. It's an ongoing collection of horror and technothriller novels that can each be read as a standalone. Some feature characters who appear in more than one story.
If you are a more sensitive (or adventurous) reader, the Konrath/Kilborn scale rates specific categories from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) to give you some idea if this is your kind of book.
TRAPPED by Jack Kilborn
Scary - 9
Violent - 10
Funny - 2
Sexy - 2
Crossover - Characters from TRAPPED appear in AFRAID, HAUNTED HOUSE, and SERIAL KILLERS UNCUT
with concern. Laneesha came up from behind with the Maglite, shining it onto Martin’s shoulders, then around to his face. “Oh, shit.” Laneesha dropped the light, and Sara wasn’t sure what she’d seen. She picked it up off the dead leaves and knelt next to Martin, focusing the weak beam on his face. Jammed into her husband’s mouth and protruding from his lips was a ball of nails. They jutted out of his cheeks like cat whiskers, dark with dirt and blood. “Oh, jesus, oh baby…” Sara’s first
Tyrone didn’t get it. “Those cannibals move damn fast for bein’ over a hundred years old.” Sara shook her head. “Those people, the ones after us, they aren’t from the prison. They’re something else.” “What are they?” “Martin called this Plincer’s Island, and the name has been nagging at me.” Sara paused, then said, “But I think I finally remembered who he is.” Laneesha tried to think about Brianna, tried to cling to sanity by picturing her daughter’s sweet little face, but she couldn’t
extreme, it was impossible to stop violent impulses.” “Was he right?” Tyrone asked. “Tough to say. Morality, free will, personality, impulse and action, even consciousness itself, still aren’t completely understood. The brain holds a lot of secrets science hasn’t figured out yet. But Plincer bragged he knew the exact parts of the brain that made people evil. He even said he could prove it, that he could make a person evil with drugs and surgery.” “Could he?” Sara closed her eyes. She couldn’t
are either products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living, dead, or undead, is entirely coincidental. All rights reserved. No part of this publication can be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from Joe Konrath. May 2010 The formatting and interior design of this ebook was done by Rob Siders at http://www.52Novels.com. The cover art was done by
of the cell room, up a barely lit stone staircase. Unlike the first floor, which was all open space except for the bars, there were walls up here. Lester took her down a hallway, passing several closed doors. “This is where the prisoners were punished. Beaten. Whipped. Branded. This is where Lester’s playroom is.” They stopped before an ancient wooden door. “Is Georgia girl ready to meet Lester’s pet?” Georgia nodded. He opened the door and they went inside. The smell hit her first. Like a