by David Berardelli
Alone in a deserted farmhouse, Bobbie Marsh is forced to hide from psychopaths.
When her flirtatious boss takes her for a drive to the Southeastern Ohio woodlands on a Friday afternoon to look at a real estate investment, raven-haired Bobbie Marsh realizes that this is just another attempt on his part to get her alone. Little does either of them know that this half-hour drive will quickly turn into a nightmare. After Bobbie rejects his subtle advances, Craig leaves the farmhouse and is attacked and knocked unconscious. Bobbie, watching from a window, immediately searches frantically for somewhere to hide.
For the next twelve tense hours, she eludes the two vicious home invaders as they systematically check every square inch of the farmhouse. Her only means of escape is through the front door, and even if she manages to make it outside, her only chance of survival is through miles of heavily wooded, unfamiliar land.
Bobbie soon faces the grim realization that she might have to become the predator if she wants to survive.
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Suspense Terror Thriller Psycho Killers Horror Survival Southeastern Ohio
Influenced by the works of Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Harlan Ellison, and Theodore Sturgeon, he began writing in his early teens. He's also a James Bond fanatic and has read every Ian Fleming novel. As a boy, he was inspired by "The Twilight Zone," and focused on horror and sci-fi as well as suspense. He also loves humor, frequently including it in his stories, as evidenced in his DEMON CHASER series of five novels. His novels, WAGON DRIVER, AND DARKNESS FELL, and AFTER DARKNESS FELL, all focus on futuristic dystopian societies. APPRENTICE and STEPPING OUT OF MY GRAVE deal with death, and are both spiced with humor. His FUNNY DETECTIVE series is another example of his humorous take on death. His novel, IN ANOTHER REALM, deals with a world only our subconscious could be aware of. A RIPPLE IN TIME, AWAKENED, and YESTERDAY'S JOURNEY are tales dealing with illusion and the imagination. COLORS, FATAL INNOCENCE, ESCAPE CLAUSE, BEYOND RECOGNITION, BEYOND GUILT, and REDEMPTION are all suspense stories. Many of his stories take place in Orlando, Florida, where he lived and worked for more than twenty years.