• by Kealan Patrick Burke
  • Narrated by Chet Williamson
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On a scorching hot summer day in Elkwood, Alabama, Claire Lambert staggers naked, wounded, and half-blind away from the scene of an atrocity. She is the sole survivor of a nightmare that claimed her friends, and even as she prays for rescue, the killers - a family of cannibalistic lunatics - are closing in.
A soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder returns from Iraq to the news that his brother is among the murdered in Elkwood.
In snowbound Detroit, a waitress trapped in an abusive relationship gets an unexpected visit that will lead to bloodshed and send her back on the road to a past she has spent years trying to outrun.
And Claire, the only survivor of the Elkwood Massacre, haunted by her dead friends, dreams of vengeance... a dream which will be realized as grief and rage turn good people into cold-blooded murderers and force alliances among strangers.
It's time to return to Elkwood.
In the spirit of such iconic horror classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deliverance, Kin begins at the end and studies the possible aftermath for the survivors of such traumas upon their return to the real world - the guilt, the grief, the thirst for revenge - and sets them on an unthinkable journey... back into the heart of darkness.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Murder, dismemberment, incest, cannibalism

And that's in just the first hour.

Part X-Files' episode "Home" and part original "Hills Have Eyes" with evil, murderous Southern backwoods (why are they always from the South?) family preying upon hapless travelers. If you like this sort of thing, as I do, you'll probably find this book somewhat entertaining.

"Somewhat" because I wasn't able to listen for a couple days and completely forgot what I'd been listening to. Not super compelling but a fine diversion while weeding the yard.
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- Paula Not from Gualala

So gruesome-in a bad way

I admit I couldn't finish this one. Just too gruesome. Story was just sick and too many gory details. Please understand I'm a horror lover-books and film-but this just made me sick. Too many horrible topics in one book. It makes for a bad day. And it reminded me very much of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. If you've seen that, you've got a feeling for this.
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- K. Kienast "krislynne"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2013
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press