Chasing the Dead

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Ballantine Books, 2007 - Fiction - 256 pages
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“You have a very lovely little girl,” breathed the voice on the phone. And just like that, Susan Young is drawn into a living nightmare.

A stranger has kidnapped Sue’s daughter, Veda. But he doesn’t want her money, only her suffering–and he will kill Veda if Sue doesn’t follow his every command. With detailed instructions, the faceless abductor leads Sue into a blinding snowstorm on the longest night of the year, to a place she has not traveled to since childhood. The voice on the other end of the line somehow knows Sue’s deepest, most chilling secret–an ominous incident from her past, buried long ago...

Across the loneliest back roads of Massachusetts, in the black expanse of a New England winter, Sue is forced to confront her most awful fears as she is met at each step by ever increasing horrors created by a monster who is surely something less than human. In the hope of saving her daughter from a kidnapper whose origin seems darker than anything she could ever have imagined, Sue will discover just how much trauma and fright the human body is capable of absorbing.

Set over the course of a single night, Chasing the Dead is a fast-paced, ferociously tense supernatural thriller. With the skill of masters like Dean Koontz and David Morrell, Joe Schreiber has created a tableau of shock and horror, death and destruction, that will draw you in and never let you go.


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Chasing the dead: a novel

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From 6:18 p.m. on December 21 to 8:29 a.m. on December 22, single mother Sue Young is forced by an unknown caller to travel through stormy weather and follow specific orders if she wants to get her ... Read full review

A breath taking novel

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Pros: There was only one conflict going on which is to get Veda back This book is a fast read. Once you pick it up you are going to keep ready to find out what happens next. The end gets kinda wierd but overall its a good book. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
7
Section 3
11
Section 4
18
Section 5
22
Section 6
23
Section 7
30
Section 8
36
Section 24
118
Section 25
121
Section 26
125
Section 27
132
Section 28
140
Section 29
145
Section 30
148
Section 31
152

Section 9
43
Section 10
52
Section 11
59
Section 12
62
Section 13
66
Section 14
75
Section 15
80
Section 16
87
Section 17
94
Section 18
95
Section 19
97
Section 20
101
Section 21
104
Section 22
108
Section 23
111
Section 32
158
Section 33
164
Section 34
166
Section 35
175
Section 36
183
Section 37
200
Section 38
204
Section 39
205
Section 40
217
Section 41
222
Section 42
229
Section 43
240
Section 44
249
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About the author (2007)

Joe Schreiber was born in Michigan but spent his formative years in Alaska, Wyoming, and northern California. Until recently, he had never lived at the same address for longer than a year. Becoming a parent forced him to consider a career with more reliable income, and he got a job as an MRI tech in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife and their two children.


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