Red by Jack Ketchum

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The old man hears them before he sees them, the three boys coming over the hill, disturbing the peace by the river where he's fishing. He smells gun oil too, too much oil on a brand-new shotgun. These aren't hunters, they're rich kids who don't care about the river and the fish and the old man.

Or his dog. Red is the name of the old man's dog, his best friend in the world. And when the boys shoot the dog—for nothing, for simple spite—he sees red, like a mist before his eyes. And before the whole thing is done there'll be more red. Red for blood...NOW A FILM BY LUCKY McKEE & Trygve Allister Diesen! Starring Brian Cox, Amanda Plummer, Robert Englund, Noel Fisher, Kyle Gallner, Shiloh Fernandez, and Kim Dickens.

 

About Jack Ketchum

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JACK KETCHUM IS THE AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF SUCH BOOKS AS RIGHT TO LIFE, LADIES NIGHT AND HIGH & SEEK.
 
Published July 30, 2013 by 47North. 270 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Ketchum (The Lost) (a pseudonym for Dallas Mayr) succeeds in inspiring the reader with righteous rage at Avery's plight for the story's duration, but some readers may find the providential justice in the novel's appropriately violent finale to simply be the cap for a shaggy dog story.

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