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Read with interest all the comments. Steve left his legacy on his website,www. Comment by Frank S Pierz — September 6, 1: Thanks, Marsha, for forwarding this to me. I look forward to getting back soon. Comment by Jack Frew — September 6, 3: Are any of you old enough to remember the Hudson Theater? Used to go there a lot until it burned down, then had to switch to the Lincoln or the Warner, which was in Harrison.

Someone mentioned Snake Hill. I remember walking out there along the RR tracks and climbing it very nutty and dengerous, in retrospect. Now it almost gone. Does anyone remember the hokey Fourth-of-July celebrations they had at Kearny High every year? Comment by Harry McLean — September 6, 4: Cathy, I lived on Magnolia Ave. These comments have been a blast from the past that I have mightily enjoyed. I graduated in June and we had a 50th reunion last year.

I also got into my old house on Magnolia. I remember Two Guys when it was actually in Harrison, before it moved to the huge building on River Road. I believe the bank on Bergen and Kearny was First National. Actually there were two banks at that intersection. Comment by Judy Harrison — September 6, 7: Comment by Scott Boyle — September 7, Sure brings back memories. Hi Boo and Jackie. The Crystal Palace was my favorite hangout. I had a 9 pm curfew and felt completely safe walking home in the evenings.

Living now in Bridgewater, NJ. Comment by Irene Pierz Taras — September 7, I remember all of the things and places mentioned here about Kearny. Married a Scottish girl from Kearny originally Glasgow and have been living at the Jersey Shore for the past 40 years. We get back to Kearny a couple of times a year to visit her relatives. Comment by Mickey Roeseler — September 7, The black bank was on the corner of Midland and Kearny. My son lives in Kearny with two of his children. Comment by Florence Hawkins Dow — September 7, 6: Judy crossing the play yard.

Harry losing a race against a girl. Kearny pool,Gunnell Oval, Harvey Field,girls? I thank all of you. Comment by carl burns — September 8, 3: Comment by Midge Crouch Williams — September 8, 7: How about some of the teachers in KHS? Miss West how eccentric! Remember the football games against Nutley on Thanksgiving and the pink goalposts in ?

As I read all of the above, it seems that we all had a wonderful childhood and teen years in a great town. Comment by Barbara Toczko — September 8, 7: So many wonderful memories growing up in Kearny. Comment by Jayne Smedberg — September 9, 4: What a bunch of delightful memories. The bank on the corner of Bergen Ave. The ones at the corners of Midland and Kearny were correctly identified, although both of them were much later. I lived on Davis Avenue between Midland and Oakwood. Mentions of Bunnyland cause me to report that that whole plot of land, from Belgrove Drive down to River Road, was once occupied by wooden barracks, as was the plot of land occupied by Franklin School and an area down by the river on Laurel Avenue I think.

These places were used to house Army personnel during the second world war, and were later given over to the veterans for family housing. It was on Kearny Avenue just south of Liberty Street. Maybe it never was. Comment by Frank Kain Jr — September 10, Love all the memories and comments from friends from KHS. How about Oakland Ave. West and our great Spanish teacher Mr, Gaul? Ahh, the good old days….. Comment by Peg Friend Bingle — September 11, I love this site. I lived on Brighton Avenue from to , so most of my memories are from that area. The first year, it was little more than a storefront with boxes piled on the floor and set up on saw horses.

The second year they added toys. Eventually they expanded and moved to River Road. Speaking of the RCA building, every Christmas we took our yearly trek to see Santa and his reindeer suspended in the sky over the building. There was a ball field on the corner of Afton Street and Belgrove drive. Eventually, a little league field was built on the corner of Belgrove and Bergen Ave.

The two fields occupied the entire west side of Belgrove Drive. Everything else from Bergen Ave.

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Under decades of erosion and overgrowth were pathways, stairs, and even a crumbled fountain. There was also a sewer system constructed of arched red brick that we explored thoroughly. If anyone knows more about its history, please post it. As far as I know, the only black families in Kearny lived across from the barracks on the East side of Brighton Ave. The Halloween parade was one of the biggest events of the year. The store windows were painted with witches, ghosts, goblins and skeletons, the more gruesome the better. The Sacred Heart Orphanage ,about feet from my house, was surrounded by a five foot wall topped with wrought iron fencing.

The Northwest corner was an orchard. There was a fenced-in tree nursery located on the West side of Brighton Avenue between Wilson and Bergen. The street side of the fence was our turf, where we played, fought, bragged, plotted and schemed. Unfortunately, it was also the place where everyone in the neighborhood walked their dogs. Zigarellies, the candy store located on the corner of Halstead Street and Brighton Ave. You walked up a few steps, entered the store and was greeted by yelling. Killough, the music teacher at Garfield School, who made a big fuss every year demanding total silence before she would sing.

Fulton, the janitor, and Miss. Robbins, my cousin who failed me in the third grade! You walked up the stairs into West Hudson Park, and naturally, had to stop to look at the goldfish in the fountain. If you continued walking and crossed Devon Street, you would come to a long set of steps. At one time, if you stood at the top of the steps facing East, there was a huge arbor on your right. It served as support for various climbing flowers and flowering vines. Jake Porter selling fruit and vegetables from the rear of his duce and a half.

Slowly he would come down the street. Clomp, clomp, clomp, the emaciated, flea-infested horse pulling a huge wooden wagon. All the women sewed, so they stood around gossiping while their scissors were being sharpened. One was named Morris Marsa. After High School I drove for them until I passed out at the wheel, sugar , and totaled the truck. Comment by Bill Friend — September 14, 7: How about the corner candy store at Quincy and Davis Avenue. Comment by Rich Bonannella — September 22, 6: I want to ad some places you might not know unless you lived east of Schuyler.

The tracks we walked to snack hill, and the dikes!! And what about Big Nicks! My most memorable times with my family on the front porch swatting mosquitoes. Our life changed in Kearny when my brother was killed in Viet Nam. Comment by Nina Sinibaldi Burke — September 22, After reading 92 comments I realize I am the oldest person in the bunch. Miss West taught English when she was there and I had her too. Gee, it is hard to remember so many years ago. What would we have done without the 39, 38 and 40 buses. I remember when they had poles on top that linked them to the electric line above.

The fare was five cents. There were no pizza places then but I was introduced to my first pizza in a little place just over the line in N. Do you remember the railroad and the Arlington Station and the West Arlington tower by the river. Makes my heart ache to think of the innocence that is no longer enjoyed by the young people today.

The worst crime in school was to be caught with chewing gum. Miss West made you put it on the end of your nose. Comment by Barbara Harvey Womer — October 22, 8: This is such a wonderful site! I think about Kearny all the time. What a wonderful town! I miss it so much. Sometimes I dream of going back to my chilhood home on Bennett Ave, seeing if I could rent out one of the floors for a week or so. Just to re-discover and expolre this one-of-a-kind town. Oh, I recall the Thistle Fish and Chips — probably one of the few places to sell haggis.

We played it safe and had the battered fish and chips. But I recall down the street from us one of our neighbors always had his son play the bagpipes when there was a big party. I remembered Mr Curtis who maintained a school orchestra when the band was the in place to play. Other favorite teachers were Ms Beaton english and Mr Stewart biology and a few others. I think one of my favorites was a toga party we snuck into for a graduating senior when I was a freshman … the family was very liberal as the parents were serving drinks!

I remember Bunnyland and the zoo and later sledding down the hill after the zoo was closed and before the built the townhouses. It was so fun but dangerous — Rover Road has traffic. Also recall as a very little kid the Pool at West Hudson Park. In recent years I have enjoyed going to the DeKorte park that is at the North Arlington Kearny border — a great spot for birding.

There are a ton of good Central American restaurants, their remains bakeries and cafes sprinkled about the central part of Kearny Ave and the parks have been given a needed revamping. And I feel very safe throughout most of Kearny. It would be great to turn it into a trail. Comment by c sahar — November 28, 5: Saw a few names I remember here, including my cousin Mickey. Moved to Kearny , lived on Ivy St, when the east side had cows, soon replaced by small boxy houses. There was a store front Marconi Club, later a new building, but I here it is gone now, the building a church.

Bixler and above it the local draft board. First National Bank was light brown brick before it got those black marble slabs applied to the facade. Funny but I remember the earlier years better. After a 4 year absence from the US at school in Mexico, returned to Kearny and lived with a young family on Maple St, just a block down from St. Got to know the sights of lower Kearny Ave from , including all the places mentioned above.

Mother had the Seeley Ave house till , so I was back from time to time until then. I drove around last summer, it all looks so small and different now. After a sojurn in California for 15 years, then 10 years in Lakewood no, not Leisure Village , now ensconced in South Carolina.

Comment by David Massa — November 29, 9: I remember my parents taking me to feed the deer on Bergen Ave below Belgrove Drive. They had feeders there with corn in them to feed the deer. Think it was a nickel for a handfull. Went to Garfield for 1st grade, then Roosevelt for 2nd thru 6th. Before school we lived with my grandparents on the south end of Highland ave, no. After a brief stint in Bloomfield we moved to Lafayette Place off Midland. I think Kearny had more knooks and crannies to either have a ball, or get in trouble in, than anyplace I ever lived.

Boys will be boys. We were always playing some kind of ball, bicycling around town, or hiking around the aforementioned places. Not to mention the Kearny Pool. Comment by Mark Crist — December 15, 3: I spent 4 of my first 5 years living in Kearny. I spent half a year of kindergarten at St. Stephens and then transferred to Queen of Peace.

I spent almost every weekend at either the Lincoln, the Regent or the Hudson theaters. Jacks though we went to the Argyle occasionally. Swam in the Kearny Pool but more often at the Lyndhurst Pool. Bowled and played pool at Kearny Lanes. Played basketball on Sat. Even worked there one summer.

Used to go down to Aster oval and Gunnell oval to watch the softball games. My great aunt owned the Bellegrove hotel on Kearny Ave. When we visited, I looked forward to going to the Brightspot diner for dinner. I thought it was a big treat. My how I enjoyed growing up in the area. So much to do, so many friends. Most of all no political correctness. Comment by Mike Drabin — February 12, 5: We lived at 11 Highland Avenue from to We moved to Lafayette Place off Midland in Had my Confirmation at St Stephens, also went to church there.

On the way back from the Saturday matinees at the Lincoln always stopped in for confession. Used to go to the PBC on Friday nights. They always had a movie and enjoyed the toy train setup. My dad would also get one of those great pizzas from the Arrow sometimes.

Amazing how something as simple as a pizza or a hotdog can taste so bland elsewhere. The hotdogs at the Kearny Pool were also good after a morning swim during the Summer. Pizza Hut has no clue! Nor does Oscar Meyer. Comment by Mark Crist — March 24, 6: My family emigrated from Scotland in The brewery was torn down and replaced with the high school. The first Mandee Shop was located on Kearny Avenue. I perfected my swimming at the Kearny Pool. We were there from morning till night.. I lived in Kearny for most of my married life and raised our children there.

It was and is still a great place. Father Gilchrist formerly of St. I never forgot his words.. There is nothing to remind us of the Swedish settlers who settled here. However, the new immigrants have renovated and re-energized the town. Kearny Avenue looks great. There was so many opportunities for jobs in West Hudson.. When I first arrived from Scotland I was so homesick but after making some friends I got over it and from that time on America was my home………. Comment by Helen Foran Mara — March 25, 4: I grew up in Harrison,but of course we always traveled thru all three towns,and usually some type of food was the destination.

It was all good. A lot of reminiscing. Comment by Norm Trevena — April 11, 5: Lived in Kearny from til One of my greatest memories was Davy Ryan and I went to Harrison and bought cars we were both 16 and had no licenses, but who cared? Dave bought a Chevy, and by the time we got back up to Davison.

Comment by Charlie Buddy Cowell — April 23, 1: Wow, how about Tullys on beach st and the delivery crew? Some ignorant cruel sub human beings, went down to the zoo by bunnyland and started to shoot the defensiveless animals while in their cages, soooo sad. I think at that point Bunnyland was earmarked for removal. Igrew up in Kearny on Tappan St. I was playint tag with fiends when we heard a big bang as we looke up we saw debrise frown Congolium Nairn it had blown up.

Worked as a pin boy in McLarins bowling allly. Saw it burn to the ground one night also saw the Regant and Hudson Theater fall to the demise. Drove on the ice on Ferry Lke in Hudson Park. Grand PArants were both from Scotland. Lang may your chiminy reek. Wonder if a person ever gets Kearny out of their system. I remember when Congolium Nairn blew up. I also remember standing with a crowd watching the Regent theater burn down.

House looks much better then when we lived there. There was a Christmas tree my father put on the side of the yard and I heard it was used for the place Kearny puts a Christmas tree. Never heard of fish and chips and the Argyle. Met a freind there about 3 years ago when up for a class reunion.

We never eat much for lunch and did not know to order. Will not get up that way again so will never know what I missed. Did stand on the corner at night with the neighber boy and some other kids. Wonder if anyone knows if Johnny Chieco is still around. Comment by Lois Wadewitz — April 30, I was also born in kearny at west hudson hospitl. First lived on Halstead st. Betty wrote that her parents owned a fish n chip shop on Halstead street was your mom Grace. My mother brother and I went there every Friday night.

I remember most of the places mentioned above. Kearny was a great town to grow up in. I now live in Nutley but went to Stewarts for meat pies this past Sat. Comment by Nancy Moffat — May 9, We loved it and then they moved to Belmar. We went there again and they were gone.

The son I think had taken it over. Anyone know why they closed? Comment by steve beaulieu — September 17, Comment by Lois Wadewitz — January 25, 5: HI, I was in Kearny today with my year old great-aunt enjoying some family history…she and my grandmother grew up on Lafayette Place. Her father my great-grandfather owned a small bar on Elm Street, right by the tracks. It operated through prohibition, and until his death around Also, his brother-in-law owned a place called the Columbus House, I believe it was on Midland and Elm, but again, very long ago.

I have a photo, but know so little. Does anyone know anything about these two places back then? I am really enjoying discovering the town where my grandma was raised. It was a dark green house. The Kings lived to our right, the Whiteheads I believe to our left. I was up a while back and the house is now a gray color. Comment by Mark Crist — February 21, 5: So many wonderful memories come back reading over all the comments.

I was born in Jersey City but parents lived on Seeley Avenue at the time. Went to Schuyler School then to Lincoln. Times were certainly different back then, huge empty lot on Schuyler Ct and Schuyler Ave where we used to play football and baseball. Used to play in the street Forest all the time with out worry. Walking up to the Lincoln Theater on Saturdays for all the cartoons, cost of admission ten cents.

Which even included an ice cream pop when you would leave the theater. One of us would hold open the emergency door and we would sb neak back in to get a second ice cream pop. We were eventually caught. Long list of friends from that area. Lots of kids in the neighborhood. Comment by Rich Sivertsen — March 3, 1: I went back to Kearny several years ago and had to wonder how we played ball on those narrow streets. The Lincoln was a Saturday matinee staple for us. The cartoons and 2 movies, usually some monster or western movies. I remember the soda machine they had where the cup fell down, the ice, then the soda.

And to this day if I go to a movie I get a box of snowcaps if they have them. Had to give up on the Dots. Ju Ju Bees would be out of the question. Comment by bob moffat — October 16, 6: I think we moved there around I was born in Interesting about the name Harvey. Another Harvey family lived across the street from me at 89 Magnolia. Robyn, much of what you say rings some bells for me. So many lunches at the deli on the corner. John and Robert were good friends.

Comment by Judy Harrison — October 31, 7: Barbara Toczko Tosh — I was in Mrs. I think I went with Ellen Tedesco. I remember Eva B. Kearny was and hopefully still is wonderful. A great place to grow up and I remember all of the places that are mentioned and can smell that Blue Bar Pizza right now. And those great Sansone sandwiches directly across on Elm Street. Comment by Joe Miller — November 10, 8: Lived around the corner on Beech St. In my mind I always remember the streets alphabetically—argyle, beech, chestnut, devon, elm, forest, etc.

I still miss it. Comment by ginny c — December 11, 9: Oops just thought of it. Comment by Rich Sivertsen — February 4, He went to stay with my grandfathers cousin Kate fleming who lived in Devon street. My grandparents were from Paisley scotland but moved to a small town Kilsyth Stirlingshire. Uncle James died in Irvington Newark in His nephew my cousin James Morgan also went to kearny , so did his sister and her husband. He had a daughter Donna and son Brian born and Donna and brians parents split up and they came back to Scotland for a couple years till they were Then went back to their mum in Kearny.

Their dad came back to Scotland and died 23 years ago Im just wondering if anyone knows Donna or Brian as i would love to get back in touch with them. Also looking for info on My Flemming family that lived in Devon street. Who knows some of you on hear might be related. There was also a Patterson family who emmigrated from my home village of Croy. They were friends of Donna and Brians dad as they came from the same area in scotland and were both Celtic supporters. The Pattersons used to come back for visits to their granparents in Croy.

Comment by Marguerite morgan — March 17, 5: Marguerite Morgan—i am originally from Kearny,my parents immigrated there from Scotland-my mother was Mary McQuillen from Paisley and my father was Samuel Savage from Sterling—I still have relatives there, do you know of anyone by those names?

Comment by betty anne vamos — May 8, Stopping for one on the way back to Rutherford was a family ritual which was much appreciated by my friends on campus! I was raised and married in Kearny. Moved from there to Iselin in , but used to go back to vist the family that were still there. So many friends and memories stored in my mind.

Love it and remember the gd and bad times there. Thanks for the post here. I was smacked on my butt June of in West Hudson Hospital. Spent most my life in Kearny, except when I got sick of it and joined a travelling Carny..

Then got home-sick and came back, got married, moved to N. Comment by Kevin Caldwell — July 16, 2: I lived on Highland Ave between Afton and Halstead. We used to WALK all over town and never worried about our safety. My father was a fireman in town and my brother Ken was a police detective. Graduated Kearny High in Thanks for all the memories.


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Comment by Phyllis Hook Bruce — July 24, 9: The best things about Kearny were 1. Fish and Chips that my dad would bring home from Kearny for supper on Friday no meat! The wonderful cousins I had in that town, who lived in an old Victorian house on Laurel Avenue. Comment by Rita — October 9, 5: I just found this website.. My mother grew up in kearny. Heard many stories of the store. Does anyone remember the name of the bar on the belleville turnpike on the NA side?

Great reading about all your memories. Comment by Diane — December 27, 8: Thanks to all for sharing! All the places mentioned were great. I wish I could have a party and invite you all! JOHN — July 19, We used to visit Kearny when I was a young boy, as my Dad had a lot of friends from Scotland who had emigrated to the USA, and settled in the Kearny region.

There is always the possibility that our parents knew each other. Comment by Ian McKay — August 7, 9: Jul 07, Josh rated it really liked it Shelves: Truck Stop is a culmination of all that is evil and perverse. Perennial killers Taylor and Donaldson, two corrupt souls find solace in a demented embrace at a roadside tuck stop.

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The initial victim; a prostitute whose body is seen as little more than a piece of meat ripe for dismemberment and consumption before the predators set their sights on police officer Jack Daniels. Truck Stop is a brief interlude into the Jack Daniels saga and a good entry point for those unfamiliar with the character. Not a word is wasted in this thriller that touches on our deep seeded fear of experiencing a kidnapping, forced cannibalism and slow death.

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Kilborn teams Donaldson with yet another antagonist with a fetish for the macabre whose drive is that of the more imposing serial killer yet far more unassuming. Expect terror at every turn of the road. Serial delivers on its relentless pursuit to dissuade people of picking up hitchhikers — I will never look at charred meat on the BBQ the same again as I am sure to envision the vivid and overtly graphic scenes described in this story.

Sublime yet sadistic and so satisfying — 5 stars. Jul 05, Jiny S rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is a very short story about a female Cop, Jack Daniels, and her accidental encounter with two serial killers at a destitute truck stop. Jack works with homicide and her fame made her an attractive prey for the two serial killers who just met made an alliance moments earlier.

The first killer, Taylor, has a feet fetish and likes to bite off his victims' toes. The second, Donaldson, is older and more experienced and he likes to cut off his victim's faces and feed them to his victims bit by bi This is a very short story about a female Cop, Jack Daniels, and her accidental encounter with two serial killers at a destitute truck stop. The second, Donaldson, is older and more experienced and he likes to cut off his victim's faces and feed them to his victims bit by bit. The setting is interesting, and it can have so much potential as a serial killer thriller!

But the story is exceedingly short to achieve anything. There are three main characters and that's it! Other than Jack's fiance and the hooker victim, no other characters are even given names. Why is the cop called Jack Daniels? Surely there can be a more interesting story than how she was conceived. What are some of the previous crimes that the serial killers committed and why? The only gruesome part of the story was when Taylor bit off the hooker's toe when she was unconscious.

I'm not morbid, but I expect certain things in a serial killer story. And there's the end: Donaldson escapes, and that was the end of the story. We don't even know if Jack is going after him or not. There could be more, but you'll have to get other books to follow each of the character's stories. And lastly, the already short book has to accommodate excerpts from the author's other novels So far, all of J.


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  • Konrath's books have been guilty pleasures for me, but they are not for the squeamish. I love thriller's and these are such fast reads. They keep the pace moving. Konrath when searching for low cost books for my kindle. Now, I'm afraid I've spent a fortune buying as many of his books as I can. I have enough reading for the rest of the year. Konrath's criti So far, all of J. Jan 17, Ellen rated it really liked it. While on her way to rendezvous with her fiancee, Latham, for a much-deserved vacation police Lt.

    Jack Daniels finds herself hopelessly lost on a dark rural highway. Before she loses cell phone reception Latham tells her that she has driven at least 3 hours in the wrong direction and Jack manages to tell him that she is nearing a truck stop known as Murray's. Needing some strong coffee, food and a restroom Jack pulls into the truck stop parking lot never realizing that she might never leave it ag While on her way to rendezvous with her fiancee, Latham, for a much-deserved vacation police Lt.

    Needing some strong coffee, food and a restroom Jack pulls into the truck stop parking lot never realizing that she might never leave it again. Two serial killers happen to be customers of Murray's at the moment and one of them knows exactly who Lt. Hoping to score the biggest thrill kill of their lives the two manage to subdue Jack forcing her into the cab of one of the 18 wheelers. The two murderers have no idea just how much of a challenge Jack will turn out to be.

    These 2 killers are particularly nasty and have starred in other books by Kilborn and his sometimes co-writer Blake Crouch. Definitely not for the faint of heart, or faint of stomach for that matter, but a good chilly scare for those who dare. Sep 08, David rated it really liked it.

    What if, in a unassuming truckstop, two serial killers meet and decide to "compare notes"? The result is a heart pounding electrifying ride into a dark abyss of debauchery and evil. I came to this book out of order - I was originally recommended by a friend to read Serial which I loved and from there I learnt about Truckstop.

    I wish in hindsight I had the ability to go back and start them again, only for the full experience. Serial is such a visceral, gut wrenching, cringe-worthy experience a What if, in a unassuming truckstop, two serial killers meet and decide to "compare notes"? Serial is such a visceral, gut wrenching, cringe-worthy experience all in a good way that reading truckstop would have just amplified the tension overall.

    Like a great entree before a truly monumental meal. But try as I might and I have the lab working on it I cant yet turn back time, so for now ill have to live with how it went down. Truckstop is a brilliant exploration of how mashing two forces of evil together will play, and how much they can trust each other.

    This is a worrying view at this horrible world Kilborn has created I'll never stop at a roadside cafe the same way again Apr 13, Mercy Walker rated it it was amazing. I started reading this horror thriller pretty late at night. Thank god it was only a novella. And I was horrified to I started reading this horror thriller pretty late at night.

    Apr 12, Al rated it really liked it. Jack's no stranger to dealing with. Jan 21, Shelley rated it really liked it. Decided to take a break from my ahem "serious reading" to read something fun and twisted. I was in a twisted mood today for Monday, March 1. Just started it but the first page is super. Will report back later with the gory details This is kind of an in-between the books Jack Daniels short story.

    It happens after Latham gets food poisoning and is the prequel to the short story "Serial". It is a quick read 15 minutes maybe but is still really good. If you are a "Jack Junkie" you will want Decided to take a break from my ahem "serious reading" to read something fun and twisted. If you are a "Jack Junkie" you will want to read this one. I can't tell you all the gory details which there were not too many because it will spoil it for you.

    Dec 08, Prakriti rated it did not like it. A very short and very stupid read. This is badly made gore porn, to use a charitable term. I love myself some serial killer yarns, part of the reason the whole genre is entrancing is because you get to spend some time in a monster's mind. This moronic excuse for a book dispenses off with all such niceties, sounding for the most part as a high schooler shooting jizz over the first dirty phone call he made. I repeat, this book is incredibly duh. Don't even pick it up to get your reading flow going.

    Feb 23, Flannery rated it liked it Shelves: I agree with another reviewer that this short story is too short. I liked where the story was going but I felt like it just ended. As in the story was moving along and then woosh, that's it. And, though I enjoyed the story, especially because it was less than 2 bucks on Kindle, I really dislike when I think there will be more to the story and it turns out to be excerpts from like four other books.

    On a bright and sick? Mar 18, A rated it really liked it. I just started reading J. Konrath so I decided to read this short story. Just when I thought I heard or read some of the sick things humans do to each other, I get another rude awakening. This story involves 2 psychos and Jack Daniels my she-ro. Jack is on her way to meet her fiance when she stops to grab something to eat, unaware there are 2 killers sitting next to her, or knowing what they have been doing and plan on doing with her.

    May 12, Melissa J. This was a pretty good quick read that I finished in a single sitting one afternoon. There are some parts that were a bit too graphic for me and turned my stomach, but overall it wasn't a terrible book. I am giving two stars, just because 3 is "liked it" and I am not sure that I can rate it that. The plot was fairly creative and it did leave me wanting to read more from the author. There are just some parts that were a bit "creepy".

    Dec 30, Sena rated it really liked it. I loved this short story.

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    It was a quick read that kept me entertained the entire time. I especially liked the ending because it seemed to tie everything together. That's one thing that Jack Kilborn does that I adore After you've read several of the short stories and his books Nov 27, Casey Ols rated it really liked it. I wish it wouldn't have been a short story because I wanted more. After reading this I thought what a sick mind we all have but that's what I look for. The setting of this takes place in a Wisconsin truck stop in a small northern town.

    Very grossome and gory and I loved every minute of it.

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    I have to say I don't get grossed out by much but there is one particular scene that I made a face and shivered. Great story and looking for more from Kilborn on my Kindle. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jack Kilborn is pen name for writer J. The Kilborn name denotes his horror novels; the Konrath name his thrillers.

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