A chilling tale that could only come from the pen of the bestselling wizard of suspense, Whitley Strieber. Here is a story so terrifying it will leave you breathless. Whitley Strieber's newest novel about a young boy who is kidnapped by a deranged misfit is a shocking look into the dark soul of a psychopath. Whitley Strieber is also the author of such novels as Communion a...more
Although the book seems to be based on a true story, it is fiction. Its beginning is chilling as you get into the mind of the abductor, Barton Royal, while he is s ...more
I have to say this up front: I could not give this five stars. The writing is excellent, as is the plotting and characterization. Whitley Strieber is obvio ...more
A psychopathic kidnapper by the name of Barton sets his sights on Billy. In Barton’s twisted mind, Billy is going to be his salvation, his happy family he’s always wanted. Billy is abducted from his home, his family desperate to find him, as Barton tries to convince Billy he is the only family he’ll ever need.
Wow, this book is dark. I read a lot of dark fiction, but there’s something about throwing a kid into the mix that takes it to a whole new level. This was published in ...more
Viene rapito, Billy, da un predatore di bambini. Viene rapito anche se è una vittima a basso rischio, amato dalla sua famiglia, curato, protetto, ma i suoi bravi genitori e la sua sorella tanto amica non bastano a difenderlo da Barton Royal, il mostro, l'u ...more
Ok, for the most part, this book was stupid. It's about a man that kidnaps a boy named Billy. The boy is between the ages of 9 and 12-they do give his real age, but I don't remember.
This book took me a really long time to read. The parts with the kidnapper-Barton, and the boy, Billy, were somewhat interesting but any part that had to do with the police and especially with the parents should be completely skipped. Those parts were all annoying, and boring, and just really dumb.
Ok. So, ...more
Billy Neary, a 12-year-old boy, has been living a fairly happy life with his parents and sister. But one afternoon, Billy attracts the attention of Barton Royal, a man who has been searching the area where Billy lives for a young boy to take home with him. Barton wants a son, and Billy's good looks, intelligence, and ...more
Strieber also co-authored The Coming Global Superstorm with Art Bell, which inspired t ...more