Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Afraid" by Jack Kilborn

Synopsis – (from

Welcome to Safe Haven, Wisconsin. Miles from everything, with one road in and out, this peaceful town has never needed a full-time police force. Until now...

A helicopter has crashed near Safe Haven and unleashed something horrifying. Now this merciless force is about to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate. As residents begin dying in a storm of gory violence, Safe Haven’s only chance for survival will rest with an aging county sheriff, a firefighter, and a single mom. And each will have this harrowing thought: Maybe death hasn’t come to their town by accident...


Rating: 0 out of 5

Genre: Horror

I must admit immediately that I did not finish this book. I started it at the end of July of 2011!

This book was so awful that I would rather peel my nails from my fingers with pliers rather than consider opening it back up to try and complete it. It was like riding in a station wagon with the windows up and a stinky dog breathing his dog-breath in your face for ten hours. Yes, that is correct. I hated this book with every ounce of my being.

The story started out with promise. There was a cool mystery about the "merciless force" that had appeared in this cozy town. The bad part of that is that the author kept running in circles. I felt like I was reading the same thing over and over again. I was wanting a change-up somewhere along the line, but was sorely disappointed.

I was able, with struggles, to get to the middle of the book. At that point, I simply had to stop reading it. I was so incredibly bored that I wanted to slam my Nook Color into the street so I wouldn't have to subject myself to anymore torture.

I have read some other books by Kilborn (JA Konrath) and those were up to my standards. This book was so below those standards I feel I was raped with an elbow macaroni. Wrap your head around that one!

I cannot in good conscience recommend this book to anyone other than to those who like repetitive situations. It saddens me that I wasted my money on this book and more time.

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