Truck Stop

Truck Stop On a lonely stretch of highway in the Utah mountains Cedar Mountain Truck Stop awaits the unsuspecting traveler Over the years it has been the setting of unspeakable acts of horror that have gone un

  • Title: Truck Stop
  • Author: John Penney
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • On a lonely stretch of highway in the Utah mountains, Cedar Mountain Truck Stop awaits the unsuspecting traveler Over the years, it has been the setting of unspeakable acts of horror that have gone undiscovered It is the hunting ground for a serial killer who disposes the bodies in the junkyard behind the rambling, rundown complex But the long dead victims are not goingOn a lonely stretch of highway in the Utah mountains, Cedar Mountain Truck Stop awaits the unsuspecting traveler Over the years, it has been the setting of unspeakable acts of horror that have gone undiscovered It is the hunting ground for a serial killer who disposes the bodies in the junkyard behind the rambling, rundown complex But the long dead victims are not going quietly Their spirits haunt the dingy hallways, sleeping rooms, gift shop and repair garage, seeking out someone who can solve their horrific deaths Seeking someone who is a sensitive that can hear their cries for vengeance That someone turns out to be Roger Dalton, a young rock guitarist, traveling with his seven year old daughter, who stops one rainy night at the haunted compound What begins as a routine stop on his trip to Salt Lake City turns into a horrific nightmare when his daughter suddenly goes missing.As Roger and the handful of truck stop employees desperately search for his daughter, Roger is haunted by the long dead mutilated victims, all trying to warn him of the serial killer who is in their midst The tension ratchets higher when deteriorating weather isolates the truck stop and Roger makes a grisly discovery that causes the serial killer to go on a final, desperate killing spree.In the end it all comes down to Roger, racing to find out where the serial killer has taken his daughter before the killer can get to him.

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    1. Roger, a guitarist, hasn't been the best father to his little girl, Lilly, but he plans to change all that. After this last gig out of town, he plans to settle down and play at a local bar so he'll only be gone from her a short time each night.Roger is a day late when he finally arrives to pick up Lilly from her drug-using mother. He finds his daughter standing outside, waiting alone with her back pack and stuffed rabbit.After putting some miles on the highway, Roger decides to stop and grab som [...]

    2. At 140 pages, Truck Stop is a relatively easy read, even if it does spend a goodly amount of time spinning its wheels while a range of secondary characters are introduced. Sadly, beyond main protagonist Roger and potential love interest Kat, there is little depth to this second tier of characters, who more or less exist only to provide a range of suspects for whom might be the serial killer stalking the titular remote truck stop.Perhaps realising this would otherwise be a by the numbers serial k [...]

    3. This was a fast read that I really enjoyed, a serial killer mystery kidnapping at a truck stop with just enough unusual characters to keep the story amusing. A twist at the end was the opposite of what I predicted, and so made for a fine ending.

    4. Truck Stop was a very pleasant surprise for me. I think the author has the ability to weave a fantastic story that entertains from beginning to end. Roger and Kat keep this story rolling. I desperately needed to see them both through this nightmare and surviving their hell at the truck stop. The story was full of quirky characters and non stop action. Although you might need a shower after spending some time at this truck stop. This place reads grimy, dirty, nasty, and decrepit. At 140pgs, Truck [...]

    5. Spectacular writing! I suspected the killer, but was so swept up in the excellent flow of writing that I didn't guess the ending. It's so clear now and I should have saw it coming but I thankfully didn't. I love being surprised by not seeing what's coming. Most writers leave too many hints as to what they are setting up. But this story did a fantastic bait and switch and I loved it.For full review please see:northdnvrnonzombie.wordpress.c

    6. I liked this book. I thought it was well written, and no errors jumped out at me as I was reading. Others might disagree, but I thought it had had an editor's touch to it. It's a horror book, with some gory parts. Though if you're a fan of gory horror movies this book will seem tame.What I loved about it though, was the descriptions of everything. It's written in 3rd person, but I still felt like I was in the shoes of the main character, Roger. The book played in my head like a movie, and it was [...]

    7. Hording free books is a bad thing. I downloaded this about two years ago and forgot about it. Thankfully as I was looking for horror for this month, I discovered it withering away in my archives I sent it to my kindle and read it and was amazed. It was a serial killer/supernatural mashup. I thoroughly surprised by how good it was and annoyed at myself for not ever having read it before. It is rather short so the action and plot flies by. Roger pulls into a truck stop to fill up and get some coff [...]

    8. I’ve had this book on my Kindle forwell, ages. Aaaaand was quite good. Trust me, I was very surprised. It was so engaging, I read late into the night and finished it the same day I started. The story reads like a typical low-budget slasher movie script (and I can’t stand slasher movies) and the ending was most likely inspired by the blockbuster movie, The Sixth Sense. Even so, apart from the blood, gore, the crude language, and cardboard characters, I had a blast reading this story. There ar [...]

    9. Kind of a slow start, but once the burned out rhythm guitar player known as a "sensitive" (who can see the dead when medicated) picks up his young daughter, I started to get into this one better. I could visualize truck stop and for the most part enjoyed the interplay between the principle characters. Somewhere after the 2/3rd point I lost interest and then picked up again for the ending. I liked that the villain was kept a mystery for most of the tale. The ending was a twist of sorts making the [...]

    10. It was spooky enough and quite descriptive though the killer was easily identified from the get-go. Quick read, good thriller.The biggest mystery (and maybe I missed it) was what the heck ever happened to Cindy's car? Did the killer move it? Idk

    11. When I hit the second page of the woman listing to her body being dismembered I was hookedI thought who does this and how can it get any better but I really have to say this book is full of the on the seat page turning have to know what comes nextI did not expect the ending.

    12. Finally finished this book after starting it ages ago. I enjoyed it for the most part, however I felt the ending was a total cop-out and could have gone much differently.

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