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Forsaken: Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga | J.D.Barker
J.D. Barker's Forsaken is a remarkable debut, a gripping tale of suspense in the tradition of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and John Saul. Truly the birth of a new master in the genre. Bram Stoker Award Nominee - Superior Achievement in a First Novel Barkers ambitious debut is aimed squarely at fans of classic horror. Witches, spells, miniature demons, and personal doubt give plenty to latch on to the plot moves at a brisk pace a promising start to a planned series. - Editorial Review, Publishers Weekly "A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind!" Jeffery Deaver #1 International Bestselling Author Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga Inspired by Actual Events Excerpt from the Journal of Clayton Stone 1692 She was examined today without torture at Shadow Cove township on the charge of witchcraft. She said she was wholly innocent of the crime and has never in life renounced God. I watched as they brought her out. A poor, sickly thing, worn by her time behind the walls of her prison. Her bared feet and hands bound in leather, her clothing tattered to that of ruin. Despite such condition, her head was held high, her eyes meeting those of her accusers. She still refuses to provide her name so we remain unable to search baptismal records, nor has her family stepped forward to claim her as their own. We have no reason to believe she is anything but an orphaned child. I find myself unable to look at her directly in the moments preceding her trial. She is watching me though; with eyes of the deepest blue, she is watching me. Thad McAlister, Rise of the Witch When horror author Thad McAlister began his latest novel, a tale rooted in the witch trials of centuries past, the words flowed effortlessly. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft. But was it really fiction? He inadvertently opened a door, one that would soon jeopardize the lives of his family. She wants to come back. At home, his wife struggles to keep their family alive. Secretly wondering if she caused it alla deal she made long ago. A deal with the Forsaken.
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All the YES for my boy #JDBarker ? I know this one sat forever but I'm so thrilled to have finally gotten to it.

The audiobook is definitely the way to go. It's capitvating and creepy. I loved the nod to Stephen King as well. I listened to it in a day.

"Clickety Click Click..."

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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 4mo
aperfectmjk I'm so glad you liked it! Definitely inspired by Stephen King. 4mo
Clwojick Well done! 4mo
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@FantasyChick you know I had to pick our boy J.D. Barker for you! This one is a bit different from some of his other work, I'd say this has a bit more fantasy to it, but overall it's pretty wild. Some of the others I have read and enjoyed, and others I'd like to read. I hope you enjoy!


FantasyChick Love these!! I have had Forsaken sitting for soooo long and I have no idea why I haven't picked it up yet. I always read Barker straight away 😂 Looking forward to it and all the rest! 5mo
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If you know me at all, you'll know how excited I am right now!

This is the only Barker book I haven't read to date and I got myself a signed copy 😍😍😍

The book sounds fantastic and I can't wait to read it!

#bookmail #signedbooks #favouriteauthor

Geenie Yay 🎉 3y
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Starts out well with a classic horror feel. #King #Koontz #McCammon

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