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About T.J. Payne
T.J. Payne is the author of:
In My Father's Basement.
T.J. Payne writes primarily in the horror and thriller genres. His writing style relies on a light touch, using lean, smooth prose to build and maintain the story's intensity. Through this style, Payne weaves in deeper themes and questions about human nature, particularly the subtle line between Good and Evil. Traditional Hero and Villain archetypes are often flipped in Payne's work. His characters may not always be likable, but their faults and sins are profoundly human.
Humans are the only species on Earth with the capability to create both great beauty and unspeakable acts of cruelty. The exploration of that duality has always been central to Payne's work.
Despite his gritty, dark work, Payne lives a very happy, non-murderous life. He married his high school sweetheart and together they enjoy exploring National Parks with their dog Frank (on leash and with plenty of poop bags, of course; he’s not a sociopath).
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Joe works at a facility that performs human experimentation.
His work just followed him home.
The government wanted to unlock hidden abilities in the human mind.
They put subjects in extreme sensory deprivation.
All the test subjects went violently insane.
But the research continued.
Today it has been perfected.
From the author of In My Father's Basement comes another chilling novel that's a must-read for fans of horror. "Gruesome, gripping, and terrifyingly real!"
"A sick, fresh twist on the usual thriller/horror genre"
"Like watching a horror film"
"A page turner you won't want to put down"
"No book has ever made goosebumps run down my spine this much."
Welcome to THE VENUE
Where the super rich can get away from it all.
...and get away with anything they want.
You're invited to Caleb Hunt's wedding!
Sure, you haven't spoken since you two had a falling out in high school, but Caleb has gotten over that. He's a forgiving person. It was all a misunderstanding. He credits you with turning him into the man he is today.
He wants to repay you and everyone else from his life with an invitation to his destination wedding.
An all-expense paid trip to a luxurious resort.
High up in the Alps.
Secluded and private.
It's sure to be a killer party.
The newest gleefully violent release from the writer of INTERCEPTS and IN MY FATHER'S BASEMENT.
"TJ Payne delivers and is an author to watch." -- The Haunted Reading Room Reviews
"It's Battle Royale at a wedding. If that summary appeals to you, then you will lose your mind over TJ Payne's The Venue."
"Wow! Absolutely speechless! My heart is still racing!"
"A wild, twisted, wicked ride that I want to go on again!"
"If you enjoy books that are thrilling, interesting, unputdownable and that explore human nature ... then you HAVE GOT TO READ THIS!!"
"Deeply disturbing page turner"
Out of nowhere, a retired 60-year old handyman goes on a murder-spree, abducting healthy young people and torturing them with hand-tools.
After he's caught, a media fascination in The Handyman swells. People want to know why he snapped. They want to hear ALL the grisly details.
But he'll only tell his gruesome story to one person-- His estranged son.