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Goodbye Nothing

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A New Adult Horror Novel

Since the night of the accident, Cain Emmerick has felt different. Empty. What was important to him—family, friends, his job—doesn't matter anymore. His new life revolves around that Nothing inside of him and the extraordinary highs he gets from committing random acts of violence.

Seventeen-year-old Joey Morgan is blind, but that doesn't stop her fr
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ebook, 400 pages
Expected publication: January 1st 2020
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Melki
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Some people are better off dead.

Cain Emmerick is one of those people.

He was dead and headed toward the light when the doctors managed to bring him back...only...he's not the same guy he used to be.

He is Full of Empty.

Things that used to make him happy no longer satisfy; only indulging in a whole new world of nasty impulses can put a smile on his face now.

Here is the classic struggle of good and evil wearing a whole new face...a face that hides a horror within...a face with peeling skin. This we
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Lade Tawak
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Cain is fascinating and amusing. His story is heartbreaking because he was loveable before "The Nothing".
Joey is endearing. Her greatest quality is her perseverance. You can't help but root for her and her.

Cain thought he probably took away more of the car dealer than was left in the office. He wondered if he should have confiscated the head. Used it as an HOV lane passenger, as company at the breakfast table, as compost for tomato plants, as a ventriloquist dummy, as
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Shambhawi P.
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There are two things about Beck Sherman's writing that I appreciate the most:
He is not afraid to be graphically gory.
He is not afraid to take bizarre plot twists.

This book has plenty of both.

This book is not for the faint hearted. This book is not for those who get offended easily, cannot digest gory scenes and mind graphic descriptions - whether that be of sex or dead bodies.

For the rest of us, this book is unapologetically disturbing and I love it for that.

The book starts with our protagon
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Gertie
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: dean koontz fans, horror fans
Shelves: thriller
4.5 stars.

So good! I read it as a beta reader — knowing nothing about the story except that it was in the horror genre, I wasn't sure what to expect. It turned out to be right up my alley - scary, funny, lovable, with more than a few shivers. I'm not sure if this comparison would bother or please the author, but this book reminds me of some of Dean Koontz's better books - that sense of sweetness and humor, all wrapped up in darkness.

Some parts of this book are downright gross, but in that awesom
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Liz at Fictional Candy
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, favorites
I’d read Beck Sherman before, and I thought there was something special there. Now I know for sure. Are you a horror fan? I am. And Goodbye Nothing is a spectacular and horrifying treat. Seriously, Stephen King better look out – it’s that good.



Goodbye Nothing is about Cain. Cain is a good guy with a good family and a good job. Cain has a good life, by all counts. You get a small glimpse of that - just enough to foreshadow the positively evil that’s about to take over. Cain gets into an accident
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Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤
Imagine having a completely normal life with your completely normal family, and then suddenly one day it all goes to utter shit. Well, if you can imagine that, you've basically got the gist of Goodbye Nothing.
Cain woke up one morning, kissed his wife and kids goodbye, went to work and got into a horrific car accident on the way home. He has a near death moment and wakes up a completely different person. When I say completely, I mean he goes from "Joe Normal" to psycho killer. I can't tell you hi
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Laura Thomas
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Sherry Fundin
Goodbye Nothing by Beck Sherman has an awesome cover. Even in it's simplicity, it holds tremendous menace, but doesn't even begin to portray the darkness that is to come. If you like Stephen King and Dean Koontz, you are going to love Beck Sherman. So, folks, grab hold tight because this is going to be a very bumpy ride.

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Things couldn't get better for Cain, until......"Too bad. So sad."

Uh oh. I see it coming. I think this is gonna be bad for someone.

Lacey, his five year old daughter t
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Kylee
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Attracted by the cover and intrigued by the description, I tore through Goodbye Nothing in two days. Beck Sherman’s second book is heavily reminiscent of Chuck Palahniuk on a pop culture binger. Keying into the millennials generation by referencing the MTV Movie Awards and “Hey Ya” by Outkast (among other hilariously absurd references peppered throughout), it lends believable credence to the young antagonists of the book.

Cain Emmerick is a family man, with a loving wife, a five year old daughter
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Mish
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
Cain Emmerick’s life could not have been any better. He had a daughter he adored, and another child on the way, a devoted and loving wife. He was happy man, content, a good father and husband. Everything changed for Cain when he woke up in hospital from serious injury, caused by a car accident. He felt empty and lifeless. Whatever that was good in Cain, left his body that day, and was replaced by an evil entity, called Nothing. This entity would give him a rush into preforming violent acts, and ...more
Clary
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Scary good!
I have to admit, I started this book expecting something completly different. I found it shelved under "New Adult" and was therefore not prepared for the protagonist being a middle aged man.
But whatever, as if I'd really care with such an amazing book! The story is a bit complicated: Cain, a great and loving husband to his wife and family, dies in a car accident, caused by some maniac who was possessed by the "Big Nothing". Despite being dead and seeing himself floating around the ho
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Sheri
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Goodbye Nothing tells the story of Cain. He had the seemingly perfect life, everything anyone could ever want; he was a man who was going places. But he learned that everything can be lost in the blink of an eye. After a car accident, Cain is no longer himself. In just a few seconds, he lost who he was and became something…different. On a quest to fill the emptiness inside of him, Cain will stop at Nothing to bring back his soul and his life.

I have been reading horror ever since I can remember –
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SueAnn Crawford
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My heart is still pounding. I'm not a big horror fan, but this is in the Stephen King style; gory in a way that excites your imagination, but is not so graphic that your psyche is ruined forever. If you like mind numbing suspense along with your mayhem, this book is for you!
Nancy
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Horror at its finest!
Daisy Row
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Thoughts

This was one of those books that prove blog posts work. I honestly can’t remember what I was actually looking at the day I discovered Goodbye Nothing but I was researching a different book entirely when I came across a reviewer that had featured this novel as well as the one I was investigating.

The cover is simple, nothing exceptional, though it’s use of solid green blocking is rare. The image was dominated by a large font and the title is split into syllables not words. I guess when
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Daniel O'Donnell
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who like The Shining and original stories
Wow.

This book is a rollercoaster of emotions. I feel like I went through my own cathartic cleansing of all my emotions of lust, revenge, love, murder, good, evil and laughter. Most importantly laughter.

I was most surprised by the characters. Sherman again shows their talent of being able to write character dominated plots, that drive their own stories. The most surprising part was that at times I was wanting the good guys to win, and at other times the bad guys. Everyone is so engaging that you
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Judy
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Review: Ready for goose bumps and maybe a few nightmares. This book will deliver. Mr. Sherman is right up there with Dean Koontz and King at delivering a chilling tale. Cain all around good guy and devoted family man turns into something not quite human after a near fatal car accident. Brought back to life, by medical intervention, only after most of his soul is delivered to a newborn girl so she can take her first breath. He has lost his humanity. He delights in all forms of violence and deb ...more
Original Doll (Lea Martinuš)
I won this book on giveaway and had honour to be first reader! I'm very glad that happened.
Beck Sherman sure doesn't lack of imagination.
There are two parallel stories in this book. One about sweet, blind teenager Josephine (called Joey) and other about soulless (literally) Cain, a cold, sick, creepy murderer and sadist.
The book really gave me chills down the spine, and I think it's really great balance between two stories that at the end merge together. Horror and crime on one side and beautif
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Wendy
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Adam
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am extremely grateful to have received this book for free from the Goodreads Free Book Giveaway contest. For those considering reading this, stop. Quit thinking about it and just do it. This depraved, sick and twisted, darkly humorous, insane book is fantastic! Make sure you leave yourself some time because once you begin you will not want to stop. This book grabs a hold of you and refuses to let go. The story was fast-paced, inviting, and completely crazy! Cain (what a name) has, what some mi ...more
Cindy Rawlings
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author.

This was a very interesting book. I loved that this was a new concept.

It started out capturing your attention straight away...accidents, deaths, etc. I must say, I didn't that coming! Really drew me in!

My only con, once the initial events happened, things seemed to slow down...a lot.

And then, the end of the book seemed to go almost too fast. :)

I really enjoyed the book and the concept. Wish the middle part was a bit more f
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Mark
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
From beginning to end I enjoyed Goodbye Nothing. It's two main characters Cain despite what he does throughout this book, and Joey were interesting to read about. An entertaining, suspense filled story with a great ending.
nrgitha
My first Adult Horror Novel. My first Beck Sherman's novel.
Well, not my favorite genre, but i love the story.
Katie
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! deliciously scary!
April (The Steadfast Reader)
Two words: Violent and gory.

This book is was purely middle of the road for me. It felt like a cross between Silence of the Lambs and The Mayfair Witches with less writing talent. If you enjoy horror and suspense with a dash of the supernatural then this might be an enjoyable read for you. Sherman is skilled in his attention to detail but the plot and the ending are a bit stilted and forced.

The title is unfortunate as well, it conjures up thoughts of Goodnight, Moon. Perhaps that's an intention
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Jackie
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fascinating horror novel. What do you do when you lose your soul? When a man who has everything looses his soul, he quickly looses everything else by his own hand. When he realizes what he must do to regain his soul, and he finds out where it`s gone, things get even darker and more disturbing. This was a really great book. I can`t wait to see what is next from Beck Sherman. ...more
Kirsty Vizard
I think I'm leaving this book unfinished, not because it isn't well written, but because I have no desire to keep reading. This book is a horror, it is a frightening world; made more so by the descriptions of events which Beck Sherman creates for her reader. I hope this is a book I can return to.
Dani
Oct 06, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I need this book right now!
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