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Terrified Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 2020
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The more you know, the more you fear...
Megan Keeslar died years ago--or so everyone believes. In fact, she disappeared to escape from her sadistic husband, Glenn. When dismembered body parts were found near their home, Glenn was convicted of his wife's murder. And Megan, terrified for her unborn child's safety, never came forward with the truth...
IS MORE TERRIFYING
Since then, Megan has built a new life in Seattle for herself and her son, Josh. She's never forgotten that she's a fugitive, and Josh knows nothing about her past. But someone does. First, there are anonymous emails and threats, just as she learns that Glenn has been released from prison. Then the unthinkable happens: a masked man breaks into their home and abducts Josh...
To save her son, Megan must put herself at the mercy of a maniac. Is Glenn a cold-blooded killer determined to destroy her world piece by piece, or is the truth even more twisted? Megan thought she knew fear, but her nightmare is only beginning...
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- Publisher : Pinnacle (December 1, 2020)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0786045949
- ISBN-13 : 978-0786045945
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.75 x 1.22 x 6.98 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #122,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Megan is a woman running from her past. She has "killed-offed" her old identity after escaping her abusive husband who is also convicted of her murder and now wants only to live some semblance of a life with her teenage son, Josh. Except that someone is determined not to let that happen. Someone doesn't want to her to forget 1996 - the year she first staged her own suicide. And with this same someone killing and dismembering women who look a lot like her, it's kind of hard for her to.
So as far as the story goes itself - this was an excellent read. I was even creeped out a few times during the voyeur scenes. I'm often home alone myself with my young children when my husband goes to work so it wasn't terribly hard to imagine the fear Megan must have felt those occasions she'd gotten the unshakable feeling of being watched.
Again, I praise Mr. O' Brien's way of storytelling. He just brings it from the very first chapter or introduction. I've never read anyone quite like him. I've read plenty of good suspense thrillers, but there was always often a period of calm or warm up where you're being told a lot of this and a lot of that in an attempt to set the tone. You don't get that in this book or any of the other books written by this author and that's what I love about him. From the moment you open the book, somebody is already up a certain creek without a paddle. The tone is set in the most abrupt way possible. Some people might not like that, but I do. I'd rather learn the details later after I've already taken in interest in the situation itself before hand.
I don't have anything bad to say about this book, however, I did have somewhat of a small peeve with Megan and that's probably why I couldn't sympathize with her the way I might have ordinarily.
I thought she was sort of shallow. Now, I'm not going to get too heavily into it because as I've said before in my other reviews, I like to give spoiler-free reviews, but I feel like she had gotten herself into her original situation with her husband because she couldn't see past his good-looks and compassion for her brother when he'd been in the hospital. She hadn't even known him that well when she tied the knot with him and now at the time she had the nerve to be surprised to find out he was a monster?
Sure, she probably would have never suspected he was as bad as he was, but still.
On the same note, after spending fourteen years on the run and meeting a stranger on a internet dating site, she's deciding to put her trust in him when she couldn't even trust the closest thing she had to a best friend (a woman named Teresa) with the truth? That part didn't sit too well with me. Frankly, even after all she'd been through the only person I truly felt sorry for was her son, Josh. I didn't like the way she was lying to him about his father, even if she was trying to protect him. Josh was a mature kid, she didn't give her son enough credit.
So, with that out of the way, it's another job well done by this author and I simply can't wait to move on to the next.
However, I would caution you not to read every one of his books all at once. If you read them close together, it's easier to pick up on the fact that he uses some of the same details in each book. For example, his characters are big on "Ben & Jerry's strawberry," and I am pretty sure he used the same license plate number in two different books.
Someone should probably change the book description for this title; the character's last name is Keeslar in the book, not Keeler as it says in the Amazon listing. There is also a point in the book where Dan does something and, in the next paragraph, O'Brien refers to him as Josh (and then Dan again in the paragraph after that).