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Suicide Forest: A psychological horror thriller (World's Scariest Places Book 1) by [Jeremy Bates]
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"Jeremy Bates writes like a deviant angel I'm glad doesn't live on my shoulder" ‒ Christian Galacar, author of GILCHRIST

"The perfect antidote to a restful night's sleep, The Sleep Experiment is a fast-paced thriller that will keep the pages turning late into the night" ‒ Steven Sayers, author of THE SOUL DWELLER

"Jeremy Bates is a skilled weaver of nightmares" ‒ Ambrose Ibsen, author of THEHAUNTING OF BEACON HILL 

"Jeremy Bates knows scary. You're going to have a good time with whatever he writes" ‒ Jeff Menapace, author of BAD GAMES 

"A compelling and provocative read. One cannot help but wonder how important sleep really is" ‒ Booklist 

"[Bates] is the real deal. He is a bit of a mix of Stephen King and Richard Laymon. You won't regret your purchase" ‒ Amazon Top Contributor

"I keep hearing this author being compared to the likes of Stephen King or Dean Koontz. I think [he] should be known for his OWN style of writing" ‒ Amazon Reviewer

"Will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like"  ‒ Kirkus Reviews

"Voracious readers of horror will delightfully consume the contents of Bates's World's Scariest Places books" ‒ BookLife Prize

"Creatively creepy and sure to scare"‒ The Japan Times

"Thriller fans and readers of Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art will find much to love" ‒ Midwest Book Review

"An ice-cold thriller full of mystery, suspense, fear" ‒ David Moody, author of HATER and AUTUMN

"I have long been a fan of Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and Frank Peretti and I feel confident that I can now add Jeremy Bates to that list" ‒ Jennifer Wilson, Reader Views

"Reads like a combination of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Clive Barker" ‒ Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

"A page-turner in the true sense of the word" ‒ HorrorAddicts

"Will make your skin crawl" ‒ Scream Magazine

"Shocking" ‒ Booklist

"Told with an authoritative voice full of heart and insight" ‒ Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker nominated author

"Grabs and doesn't let go until the end" ‒ Writer's Digest

"A horror writer to watch" ‒ True Review

"Bates offers a truly chilling tale that reminds readers that humans can be the worst type of monster to fear, after all" ‒ BookLife Prize

"Would make a great screenplay!"‒ Suspense Magazine

"Bates doesn't miss a trick" ‒ Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author

"Bates knows how to creep into his reader's mind and toy around" ‒ Horror Palace

"Something to give you chills before you go to bed" ‒ San Francisco Book Review

"Excellent!" ‒ Andrew Peterson, international bestselling author of FIRST TO KILL

"Spellbinding" ‒ Bestsellersworld

"Will delight horror fans who want their novels steeped in psychological suspense as well as action" ‒ Midwest Book Review

"Invites you to read it in one sitting" ‒ Hellnotes

From the Author

Winner, "Reader Views Literary Awards" Horror Novel Award, 2018-2019, for "Mountain of the Dead."
Finalist, "Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction" Horror Novella Award, 2017,for "The Mailman."
Finalist, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2017, for "The Mailman."
Winner, "Foreword INDIES" Horror Book of the Year Award Gold Medal, 2016, for "Island of the Dolls."
Finalist, "Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Horror Novel Award, 2017, for "Island of the Dolls."
Finalist, "The Skoutz Award" German Horror Award, 2017, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist,"Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction" Horror Novella Award, 2016, for "Box of Bones."
Finalist, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2016, for "Box of Bones."
Winner, "Crime Writers of Canada" Arthur Ellis Award/The Lou Allen Memorial Award, 2016,for "Black Canyon."
Winner, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2015, for "The Catacombs."
Winner, "IPPY(Independent Publisher Book Awards)" Bronze Medal/Horror, 2016, for "The Catacombs."
Finalist, "Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Horror Novella Award, 2016, for "Black Canyon."
Winner, "Reader Views Literary Award" Global Award, 2014-2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Honorable Mention, "Reader Views Literary Award" Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror Award,2014-2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Goodreads Choice Awards" 2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist," Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2014, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Foreword INDIES" Horror Book of the Year Award, 2014, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Foreword INDIES" Thriller & Suspense Book of the Year Award,2012, for "White Lies."

The World's Scariest Places Series:
  • Suicide Forest - The bad news is they're lost. There is no good news.
  • The Catacombs - As close to hell as you're likely ever going to get.
  • Helltown - The luckiest die first and fast. The others, well...
  • Island of the Dolls - Come and see the dolls, but don't expect to leave alive.
  • Mountain of the Dead - Freezing to death is the least of their worries.
  • Hotel Chelsea - The most haunted hotel in America.
The World's ScariestLegends Series:
  • Mosquito Man - Are you afraid of the dark? You should be.
  • The Sleep Experiment - You'll never think about sleep the same way again.
  • The Man from Taured - Where did he come from? Where will he go?
  • Merfolk - Deep below the blue surface a terrifying world awaits.
The New AmericaSeries: *
  • New America: Utopia Calling - A brave new world.
Stand-alone Novels:
  • White Lies - You never know where a lie may lead...
  • The Taste of Fear - In the jungle, no one can hear you scream.
Short Novels:
  • Black Canyon - The new face of evil.
  • Run - You can run but you can't hide.
  • Rewind - Nothing is what it seems.
  • Neighbors - You never know what kind of psycho may be living next door.
  • Six Bullets - When there's no reason left to live, what would you do with your last six bullets?
  • Box of Bones - Time is running out.
  • The Mailman - Be careful what you wish for.
  • Re-Roll - Life can be a bitch.
Collections:
  • Dark Hearts - Four critically acclaimed short novels.
  • Bad People - Four critically acclaimed short novels.
  • The Midnight Book Club - An eight-book collection of critically acclaimed and award-winning short novels.
Box Sets:
  • World's Scariest Places: Volume One - This omnibus edition includes books one and two in the bestselling World's Scariest Places series.
  • World's Scariest Places: Volume Two - This omnibus edition includes books three and four in the bestselling World's Scariest Places series.
  • World's Scariest Places: Volume Three - This omnibus edition includes books five and six in the bestselling World's Scariest Places series.
  • World's Scariest Legends: Volume One - This omnibus edition includes books one and two in the bestselling World's Scariest Legends series.
  • World's Scariest Legends: Volume Two - This omnibus edition includes books three and four in the bestselling World's Scariest Legends series.
*The New America Series is comprised of short episodes intended for Kindle Unlimited customers who can read the episodes for free.

Product details

  • ASIN : B00POSPGYS
  • Publisher : Ghillinnein Books; 1st edition (December 14, 2014)
  • Publication date : December 14, 2014
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1673 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 371 pages
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 1,751 ratings

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Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good solid read! Well worth the money.
By John M. ONeal on August 14, 2018
Having been a Story Analyst at Warner Brothers for years, I am not an easy reader to please, which is why I usually find myself reading mostly non-fiction books these days; however, I was attracted to the appealing setting of this story, and I was curious to see how the writer, Jeremy Bates, was going to make use of the famed Suicide Forest in Japan as the story's spine-tingling backdrop. I am happy to report that Mr. Bates made the most of the creepy atmosphere, and he did extremely well when it comes to activating all five senses while reading this well crafted effort.

That said, there were times when I found myself becoming irritated with the lead, Ethan Childs, who, developmentally, comes off a little bit too much like a child. Still, the very qualities that make him irritating are also some of the very qualities that will serve him well as the story advances. Bates does a nice job of creating characters that are actually fully dimensional and convincing, and which leads to some satisfying sexual tensions, realistic interpersonal conflicts, and even leaves one hoping for the best concerning the various members of the group here.

One of the biggest problems with horror stories like this (and without giving any of the mystery away) is that too many writers either paint themselves into a corner via the use of flimsy red herrings or they provide a conclusion which is disappointing to say the least. I am happy to say that Mr. Bates actually avoids those traps. One of the keys to see if a mystery holds up is to read the story backwards to make sure that everything fits neatly into place, and Mr. Bates did quite well. In other words, the ending does not disappoint.

Hats off to you, Mr. Bates, and to the rest of your potential readers: what are you waiting for? Buy the book and enjoy.
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Stephen Clynes
4.0 out of 5 stars Suicide Forest is an adult book that fully explores the issue of suicide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it's set in real place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST HORROR BOOK EVER!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love love this Author. I just came across this author a little over a week ago and have already read two of his books!
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