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On a beautiful summer day, five friends embarked on what was supposed to be an adventurous ten-mile hike to a hidden bridge built in the middle of a mountain that not very many people knew of.

What was supposed to be a beautiful, enjoyable and relaxing weekend, becomes more than they bargained for as they will experience horrors that until now have only been dreamt of.

Trapped in the middle of nowhere can these five friends make it back to safety or will the monsters of the mountains chase and pick them off one by one. Who will live? Who will die?

130 pages

First published January 1, 2016

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Kathy Dinisi

15 books263 followers
Kathy Dinisi is an Amazon Best seller and a Award winning author. She lives in California with her husband and two boys. When she is not writing a horror story or two she is riding her horses or hiking with her family.

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Profile Image for Nancy (The Avid Reader).
2,329 reviews102 followers
January 15, 2020
Five friends set out for a fun filled day on a ten mile hike in the mountains. Their plans were to spend time together hiking up the mountain to a bridge that only a few people knew about while having a good time. A fun filled weekend of camping and sitting around the fire probably telling each other ghost stories hoping to scare the crop out of each other just having the time of their lives until they no longer were.

They were having the time of their lives when they saw something that they didn’t think to be real that someone was probably playing a trick on them and this is when their nightmares began. Someone was chasing them and trying to kill them as they ran not hiked down that mountain as fast as they could as if they were in a movie and their lives depended on it which it did.

The fun filled weekend they had planned was turning out to be one of the worst nightmares ever. No one knew if they were going to live or die. What if tonight was going to be their last night? Were these five friends going to die on this mountain tonight? Who would make it down the mountain alive?

As with all of Kathy’s books once I picked up Road there was no way I was going to be able to lay it down until I read the whole thing and in one sitting too. Road is a fast paced read that had me glued to the pages with all the suspense of Lisa and her friends being attacked.

OH and there was so much blood and gore. Oh and have I mentioned how much I love books and movies with lots of blood and gore, oh yeah totally awesome. Well that is if it is not real. If it was real, well let’s not even go there.

I highly recommend Road as well as all of Kathy’s books to everyone. If you are looking for a short read and especially a good book just pick up one of Kathy’s and the horror and adventure will begin.
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190 reviews27 followers
December 23, 2018
On a beautiful summer day, five friends embark on what was suppose to be an adventurous 10 mile hike to a bridge built in the middle of a mountain. A relaxing day turns into a fight for survival as the friends try to escape the terror hunting them in the mountain.
Right away when I began this book, I started getting some 'Wrong Turn' feels. Which gave me a sense of unoriginality. This story is pretty much a cross between the films 'The Hills Have Eyes', 'Wrong Turn', and 'Deliverance'. But as I continued, I felt my pulse began to race and Dinisi surprisingly managed to pull off this gorefest. I enjoyed how the story is told in flashbacks by one of its main characters to the police. Dinisi did a fantastic job at creating her characters, all of which were fairly detailed. They were engaging and made the story fun. I took off one star due to poor grammar and lack of sentence structure.
Kathy Dinisi' 'Road' is a quick, short, fun read. Have we watched or read this premise before, sure. But Dinisi creates a reimagined version of those tales that any horror lover would enjoy.
1,296 reviews15 followers
October 26, 2017
Road is a very interesting 4 star read by (new to me author) Kathy Dinisi.
I've come away with two things after reading this book 1) I've found myself a new author to read and 2) I'm NEVER going hiking in the mountains EVER.
This story gripped me from the start and I couldn't put my kindle down until I had read it all.
I grew up watching horror films and this book had an essence of Wrong Turn to it which I absolutely loved.
It was a real page turner and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
5 friends go hiking in the mountains and life changes for them all.
What should be a fun couple of days camping and hiking turns into their worst nightmares.
It's just what I needed to read to wet my appetite for the blood curdling horror fest I have planned for Halloween.
Go one click this book asap but don't read it if you are out camping as you don't know who's lurking in the shadows.
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340 reviews10 followers
April 11, 2017
If you love a good mystery with thriller, suspense, and horror, then this is your book. I fell in love with Kathy writing shortly after reading her hell bound series snd have been hooked since. Her stories are not too long and not too short. They are gripping and will leave you wanting more. I don't think I want to go hiking anytime soon after reading this. I once again stayed up all night reading a scary story that only gave me goosebumps, but wow, what a great read.
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199 reviews55 followers
December 24, 2017
Great story! It keeps you turning the pages and needing to know what's coming. I love the creepy feel and moments of tension. I gave this book four stars for these reasons, otherwise, I would have given it three stars due to the editing this book needs. If you enjoy creepy horror stories, I would still recommend this book and author.
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Author 2 books13 followers
July 4, 2017
Do you like hiking? If you do you might think twice about going hiking again after reading this. Good, quick and scary read that really makes you wonder what is following you through the woods as you walk.
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Author 12 books74 followers
September 13, 2017
This would've been five stars but the book needed an editor. The run on sentences and bad formatting of some chapters with my kindle version were distracting. The premise was awesome and truly terrifying. I'm scared of the woods. I could see the book as a horror movie.
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292 reviews19 followers
September 21, 2017
A great thriller ride!

Lisa and her friends decide to go on a hike in the mountains to just get away. What they find is not what they expected. Kathy Dinisi is one of my favorite thriller/horror authors. Get ready for a helluva ride!
369 reviews2 followers
June 18, 2018
hiking trip goes horribly wrong more like a nightmare for this group of friend's. makes you never won't to pass closed gate and no trespassing or road closed sign ever!!! Happy some of them made it out and to safely.
February 25, 2017
3.5 stars. I finished this book practically in two sittings. Very fast paced, quick read. Kept me hooked until the end. I've never read this author before, but will look into other books now.
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Author 8 books126 followers
July 11, 2016

I received an ARC for an honest review

5 friends on a trip in the mountains turns out to be more than they bargained for. A hike to a bridge, a night of revelations, and a sinister feeling turns out to be something from a horror film. As these 5 friends try and make it back to safety, monsters of the mountains chase and kill them one by one. Who will live? Who will die?

I absolutely loved this horror story. It's something of a Stephen King novel. Horror, death, and mystery. The group of friends capture your attention while the details of each horrendous act keep you riveted to the pages. I wasn't sure who would live or die and by the end is was speechless. If you love horror, guts and gore this is the book for you

5 stars

109 reviews11 followers
June 23, 2016
I did a beta read for this book and I went in very much looking forward to it because I had read other books by Kathy Dinisi and loved them. This book is the epitome of the thriller genre I absolutely couldn't put it down!! I have a routine with thriller/suspense novels I wait until nightfall and read it in the dark I look for the fear factor and I want to be creeped out. This book definitely gives me the creeps and its fast paced and adventurous and definitely creepy!!! I love it and I will be recommending it to all my friends!!
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4 reviews1 follower
June 22, 2016
I sat down to read a little bit, just a few pages. Nope not going to happen. I read the whole thing.
Kathy is an amazing up and coming author. Her books reel you in, her chase tears are real and could lie next door.
I am not a hiker, but I do love the outdoors, I love nature.
At the beginning I wanted to go climb the hill at the end of the street, at the end I wanted to put a lock on the gate and hunker down.
Read it you won't be sorry!
Author 14 books203 followers
June 17, 2016
Road is a great thriller, it sucks you in and you have to find out what's going to happen to these five friends. If you like the creep factor you will definitely enjoy, Road. The bridge, the mountain side, the quiet is all disturbed by murder, mayhem and weird people. Yep grab it if you like to be creeped out.
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28 reviews2 followers
June 21, 2016
I very much enjoyed this book. I was given an advance copy to beta read for the author Kathy Dinisi. It was fast paced, it was exciting, creepy and kept me turning the pages. The characters were engaging and fun. The "bad guys" were creepy and disgusting, the story was gory in the right places and it was a complete thrill ride. Another fast paced hit by Kathy!! Loved it :)
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Author 9 books19 followers
July 7, 2016
This is a different book than one I have come to expect from this author. Her writing style continues to grow. As for the story, she has excellent character development and a very good story line. When i read her books, I get the feeling that I am there witnessing the story and interacting with the characters. Very well done and well worth the read.
Profile Image for Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse.
478 reviews15 followers
September 29, 2016

The ultimate in creep factor. This is my first book from Kathy Dinisi and I was so glad I got the opportunity to read this.

I am a huge fan of thrillers and this one is no exception, fast paced and adventurous I could not put it down!! The thrill factor is there from the beginning to the end and anyone who likes a good thriller this one is for you!!!

Profile Image for Laura  Hernandez.
789 reviews82 followers
October 28, 2016
This author has the talent to write all sorts of genres and this latest read is no exception. This well written story line kept me glued to the edge of my seat from beginning to end as I felt that I was the one fighting to survive this horrendous ordeal and the characters come to life right in front of you. Don't pass up reading this book!!
June 16, 2016
Oh my gosh I am amazed at how awesome this book is. Kathy knows how to pull a reader into her books. There was so many great parts they all flowed together great. Highly recommend any of Kathy's books.
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26 reviews2 followers
June 25, 2016
Great book from Kathy Dinisi again. This book is a good thriller, the characters was well described with the "good guys & bad guys". This story flowed really nicely Couldn't put this book down I just had to finish it!
Seriously I'm in love with this book. Kathy did it again
Profile Image for Thai Holman.
504 reviews3 followers
June 22, 2016
Wow what started out as a fun road trip, became a nightmare. Great book, it's scary suspenseful, edge of your seat joy road. This would be a great movie. I enjoyed this more that Kathy's other books. Never a dull moment that's for sure. Amazing horror book.
Profile Image for Alicia Huxtable.
1,686 reviews56 followers
October 30, 2016
Definitely a jumpy story

Right from the start Road had my pulse racing. I just knew it was going to get ugly.....just didn't know how ugly. By the end not only was my pulse racing but so was my heart. Not for squeemish readers
Profile Image for Paula Genereau.
2,922 reviews27 followers
June 20, 2016
Kathy has done it again. I loved this book. It kept me in suspense. What one never thinks would happen on a trip with friends. Well it turns so dangerous.

Loved loved this book
2,617 reviews22 followers
September 14, 2016
omg this book was awesome! it was hard to figure out at first what was going on! talk about living a nightmare highly recommend this book to everyone!
Profile Image for Barb.
131 reviews9 followers
May 2, 2017
You might Hate hiking

You Might wanna second guess that hiking trip with your friends after reading this. Could you survive this weird trip?
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