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It was a summer of blood and terror...

For seven friends, graduation night was supposed to be a time to celebrate the end of their high school careers and the start of their real lives. But when an accident while partying at the local haunted house results in tragedy, they find themselves being hunted by a maniac for whom the stakes are decidedly personal. Over the rest of
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Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published April 11th 2016
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Michael Hicks
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Consequences, by John Quick, is a pretty solid debut and one that hints at good things to come as Quick’s career progresses (note: Consequences is independently published, but he’s recently signed with Sinister Grin Press, so I think it’s safe to say Quick is in this for the long haul, or at least I hope he is).

What we have here is a serial killer horror story, based on an urban legend in Quick’s real-life neck of the woods in Tennessee. Back in the 70s, Crazy Freddy killed his entire family – h
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Steve Stred
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
** Edited as review is now live on Kendall Reviews! **

Big thanks to Poltergeist Press for sending me an ebook of Consequences.

This was my first novel from Mr. Quick, and what a banger this one was.

Consequences tells the story of a group of friends who want to celebrate their high school graduation with one last big get together. Most of the group is moving away, heading to various parts of the country for school.

The key here, is that many years ago, an urban legend sprouted up. A man killed his
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Review of CONSEQUENCES by John Quick

A well-written, well-executed, well-played novel, a horror-thriller, coming-of-age, first-love-blossoming, rural redneck insanity [that is not a judgment, that's referring to several recurring characters], CONSEQUENCES is a biting, gory, thrill-a-minute roller coaster ride in which the suspense never lets up.

Author John Quick takes especial care with his young (adolescent, newly high school graduates) characters, making sure that although they are realistic "t
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Rich D.
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-novels
Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review

John Quick's Consequences is based on a real-life serial killer legend from his hometown so that coupled with the synopsis for this one had me intrigued and I jumped at the chance to read this one! Everyone has some sort of story or urban legend from when they were growing up, so it was a real treat to see an author take that inspiration and bring it to life in a novel.

John Quick's Consequences opens with a bang, detailing a horrific crime in
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Douglas Castagna
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was given to me for an honest review.

The book begins with a bang, "Thirty years ago, Crazy Freddy hung his family up with barbed wire and skinned them alive." That is from the description, and that is enough for me to fall into the fabric that was woven by John Quick in his first published novel. The story is well constructed. The violence, brutal, and the action moves along at a fast pace. The characters were well drawn, but the end of the book comes too quickly for me, or rather the reso
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Jamie
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I were to create a list of “A Reader’s Simple Pleasures”, the first two items that I’d jot down are:

1. Reading a good book—but not just any book—one that not only provides a true escape, but the reader also can’t put it down. I’m talking about the kind of book that grasps you from the beginning, and never lets go until the last few words.

2. Discovering new authors—feeling the accompanying sense of excitement and the urgency to tell other readers the great news.

Both of these statements apply
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John Lynch
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Did you miss John Quicks debut, Consequences? Fear not, the wonderful people at Poltergeist press have got you covered.

Teenage friends decide to throw a little party in a secluded cabin to celebrate graduation, one last hurrah before they go their separate ways. Things don’t go as planned, an accident happens and one of them ends up dead. Someone is out to make sure they suffer the consequences of their mistake.

The book opens fantastically. We start off with a bit of history of where the local “
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Emily Maynard
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars


Many, many thanks to the author, who provided a free copy of Consequences in exchange for an honest review. He promised a thriller, and have no doubt, he delivered!


Consequences is the story of seven friends whose graduation night party ended in not hangovers and bad decisions, but in tragedy. They thought they had found an abandoned out of the way place to hang out that night - the perfect place to play some music, drink some booze, smoke a bowl and celebrate the first night of a last
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Angela Crawford
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel.

Consequences is a perfect summer read, reminiscent of the slasher movies that were so prevalent in the 70's and 80's. While no new ground was broken, it didn't matter because this was such a great story to get lost in. The main characters are typical kids just graduating from high school who have to face off with a sociopathic killer and the cop who wants to help them survive
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Joe Snuffy
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Aly
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was great! I love horror books and I find them to be rare when they are good. I wish there were more books out there like this one! In this book you are inside the mind of the psychopath. This book remind me of my favorite movie "Freddy Kruger and the Nightmare on Elm Street movies". It was great! * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* ...more
Matt
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror-books
Take one part slasher, one part redneck horror, one part teenage drama, mix it all up with a good dose of bad decisions and you have yourself Consequences by John Quick. Some of that might be your bag and some might be the exact opposite of what you are looking for, but there's enough horror to keep anyone hooked. This novel definitely wears its influences on its sleeves so be prepared for all the standard fare that comes with my opening list. For the most part I enjoyed the ride Consequences of ...more
Somer Canon
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Friday the 13th Part 2 meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High!
This is a terrific debut for Mister John Quick! The pacing and writing are as smooth as a baby's round rosy butt, even when the content is disturbing and freaky! All in all, a wholly enjoyable read!
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If you ask his wife, John Quick is compelled to tell stories because he’s full of baloney. He prefers to think he simply has an affinity for things that are strange, disturbing, and terrifying. As proof, he will explain how he suffered Consequences, transcribed The Journal of Jeremy Todd, and regaled the tale of Mudcat. He lives in Middle Tennessee with his aforementioned long-suffering wife, two ...more

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