J.A. Konrath wants to know. I can tell you (him) right now that for me it’s PET SEMATARY. I know exactly where I was when reading it, and exactly how creeped out I was getting to the end. Under the name Jack Kilborn, J.A. has written a horror novel AFRAID, and is offering up copies to three readers who answer his question.
What’s the scariest book you’ve ever read?
The US government spends billions of dollars training soldiers to kill. Now they’re attempting an alternative approach. Instead of turning soldiers into killers, the military has trained five psychopathic murderers to be part of a classified Special Forces unit.
They are the most fearsome weapon ever created, meant to be dropped behind enemy lines. Their goals: Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate. Five Hannibal Lectors with Rambo training. But something horrible has happened…
Welcome to Safe Haven, Population 907
A tiny community of families, retirees, and artists, nestled between Big Lake and Little Lake MacDonald in the northwoods. One road in, one road out, thirty miles away from everything. A town so small and peaceful they don’t even have a full time police force.
Hell has come to Safe Haven
On their way to a mission, the Red Ops helicopter has crashed just outside of town. The team is now roaming free in the wilderness, heading for the nearest lights. Heading there to do what they do best.
Soon the phone lines are cut, the cell phones jammed, and the road blocked. Safe Haven’s only chance for survival rests on the shoulders of an aging county Sheriff. And as the body count rises, he’s quickly realizing something terrifying—maybe the Red Ops haven’t come to his small town by accident…
Safe Haven, Wisconsin. Population 907. . . 906. . . 905. . .
Are you afraid of the dark? You should be. You will be.
I remember when Joe was talking on his blog about his concept for this book and I pre-ordered it from Amazon.UK as soon as it was available. It’s now available in the US. To read the first section for free, visit www.JackKilborn.com. If this sounds like something you’d like to read, comment here with your answer to Joe’s question by Tuesday, March 31, 2008, 8:00 p.m. CDT.