A new novel by the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY. On a scorching hot summer day in Elkwood, Alabama, Claire Lambert staggers naked, wounded, and half-blind away from the scene of an atrocity. She is the sole survivor of a nightmare that claimed her friends, and even as she... show more
A new novel by the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY. On a scorching hot summer day in Elkwood, Alabama, Claire Lambert staggers naked, wounded, and half-blind away from the scene of an atrocity. She is the sole survivor of a nightmare that claimed her friends, and even as she prays for rescue, the killers -- a family of cannibalistic lunatics -- are closing in. A soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder returns from Iraq to the news that his brother is among the murdered in Elkwood. In snowbound Detroit, a waitress trapped in an abusive relationship gets an unexpected visit that will lead to bloodshed and send her back on the road to a past she has spent years trying to outrun. And Claire, the only survivor of the Elkwood Massacre, haunted by her dead friends, dreams of vengeance... a dream which will be realized as grief and rage turn good people into cold-blooded murderers and force alliances among strangers. It's time to return to Elkwood. In the spirit of such iconic horror classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deliverance, Kin begins at the end and studies the possible aftermath for the survivors of such traumas upon their return to the real world -- the guilt, the grief, the thirst for revenge -- and sets them on an unthinkable journey... back into the heart of darkness.
Publish date: August 2nd 2012
Publisher: Kealan Patrick Burke
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
One of the more nuanced and tension filled novels of the modern era, Kealan Patrick Burke's Kin is only the more remarkable for the fact that it is not written by an author from the backwoods areas of the United States, but rather an Irishman who visited the U.S. to research this writing.Burke start...
A great read from an author whoose work I have enjoyed in the past. It's the story of Claire Lambert who escapes the horrors inflicted upon her at the hands of a backwoods clan whoose leader and father goes by the name of Papa-In-Gray. The story is part horror and part revenge and a great list of ch...
I've watched and read so many things dealing with the horror genre and I'm rarely surprised anymore. Don't get me wrong, I still love horror, and this book had a couple of things in it that I didn't expect. The Merrill clan is seriously screwed up. The ringleader (Papa-in-Gray) brainwashed his kids ...
what? huh? We started out all bangers then everything went soft. After the scene with the kid buried in the belly of his dead momma all cozied up with tons of maggots I was expecting much more crazy. Much more extreme. All I got was long drives down long roads, extremely long deaths with not mu...
First time buddy read with Anasylvia and Kat At this point I am speechless...that was fucking awesome!!!I expected the gore but what I got was so much more!! *grabby hands* for more from Burke!