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When fourteen-year-old Daniel Robinson is abducted during a game of hide-and-seek, his focus switches from enjoying his summer vacation to simply staying alive. He must find the courage and strength to escape his captors and get home, no matter what it takes. Will he survive? Or is this a nightmare that's too real to escape?

As Daniel finds himself at the mercy of his capto
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Published July 4th 2018 by BookBaby
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Review: THE FIELD by Ian Dawson

I found this novel both heartwarming and tremendously disturbing. I recommend very sensitive readers pass; the novel includes a deadly monster-in-human-form, abuse of children, and torture. It details an outstanding friendship, and another friendship that is not friendship at all but a murderous psychopath's control over another. Think an adolescent Bundy, or the two British boys who abducted and murdered a toddler. It boggles the mind.

On the positive side, this de
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Shelly
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having two teen boys of my own around the ages of Daniel and Kyle, I immediately fell into this book. It didn’t take long for me to laugh and nod my head as I recognized the strain that puberty takes on a boys’ life as he transitions into a young man. While there are laughable moments, the story quickly turns the focus to Daniel trying to simply stay alive. The chapters are short but extremely strong. Knowing that the story is based on a real-life event of the author, I felt a tightness in my ch ...more
Jayasree B
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
An exciting read. Imagine being kidnapped, tortured and then trying to escape the horrors. This book is a wonderful example of friendships, good and bad. And survival!

A very thrilling read it will keep you turning pages.

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Michele(mluker) Luker
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
INTENSE read from the first to the last page. A toe-curling read that will shock your mind, break your emotions, and compel you to open your eyes.

Daniel and Kyle are your typical young teenage boys, going on adventures together, expanding their imaginations, along with their typical guy talk and learning about puberty.

Until one adventure goes wrong, Daniel is kidnapped by an insane bully, and he learns more about himself in one night than he ever will for the rest of his life. Survival instincts
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Ruth Turner
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I literally could not put this books down and read well into the wee small hours. I literally had chills. This books captures the awkwardness that comes whilst navigating the teenage years perfectly, and also explores friendships, both toxic and non-toxic, and the impact this can have on lives, as well as just how easy it is for things to spiral out of control.

I physically had chills when reading this book as I knew it was written from the personal experiences of the author. He has turned a trau
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Quirkybookworm
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WARNING: This is not for the weak heart. It's a major roller coaster ride reading this book. Enter at your own risk.
This has gotten to be one of the most intense thriller/horror I've read in a long time. This is a story of two true friendship and this is a story of two toxic so called friendship. This is the story of right and wrong. This is the story of evil and good. This is the story of mentially stable and unstable. This is the field of battle of those combined and who will overcome this nig
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Ian Dawson has been writing his entire life. He started when he was a kid writing puppet shows to perform for his friends and family, then started writing and drawing comic strips as well. Ian has always enjoyed writing stories that are entertaining and fun, which led him to get his BA in Dramatic Art at UC Davis where he wrote and directed a popular comedy play and a variety of short films. Ian a ...more
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