Ebook - Grand Central Publishing - Novella
Release Date: May 7, 2009
TBR Reviewer: B.H
# 1: Don't go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy.
# 2: Don't pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be raving nutcase.
So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Nutcase #2?
When two of the most twisted minds in the world of horror fiction face off, the result is SERIAL, a terrifying tale of hitchhiking gone terribly wrong. Like a deeply twisted version of an "After School Special," SERIAL is the single most persuasive public service announcement on the hazards of free car rides. Beyond a thrilling piece of horrifying suspense, SERIAL is also a groundbreaking experiment in literary collaboration. Kilborn wrote the first part. Crouch wrote the second. And they wrote the third together over email in 100-word exchanges, not aware of each other's opening section. All bets were off, and may the best psycho win.
The book jumps into action right away; we meet Donaldson, hitchhiker killer and a poor young man who asked him for a ride. The man is raped, killed and suffocated. Gory, yes, but he limits the details so it worked out rather well for reading.
Then we meet Lucy. Instantly I think she’s a victim, a future unsolved case, um, no. Lucy is a seriously twisted bad ass. She is the hitchhiker that kills those who dare to pick her up. I won’t tell you how she kills her latest victim, but it definitely kept me glued to the page.
When these two meet preparing to kill one another, the reader is thrown into a world of disturbed, well written chaos.
This is a novella and when I reached the last page, I was pissed. I wanted more! These two characters seemed to get under my skin in 32 pages and permanently plant themselves into my mind. Read this, even if it’s to remind yourself to never EVER pick up or travel as a hitchhiker.
It is currently available at Amazon for free download.