The Lost by Jack Ketchum

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It was the summer of 1965. Ray, Tim, and Jennifer were just three teenage friends hanging out in the campgrounds, drinking a little. But Tim and Jennifer didn't know what their friend Ray had in mind. And if they'd known, they wouldn't have thought he was serious. Then they saw what he did to the two girls at the neighboring campsite--and knew he was dead serious.

Four years later, the 60s were drawing to a close. No one ever charged Ray with the murders in the campgrounds, but there was one cop determined to make him pay. Ray figured he was in the clear. Tim and Jennifer thought the worst was behind them, that the horrors were all in the past. They were wrong. The worst was yet to come.


About Jack Ketchum

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Jack Ketchum's debut novel, Off Season (1981)-an updating of the Sawney Beane story-prompted The Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher for publishing violent pornography. Since then, he has published 12 additional novels and several short story collections.He has won numerous Stoker Awards, including Best Collection 2003 (Peaceable Kingdom), Best Long Fiction 2003 (Closing Time), Best Short Fiction 2000 (Gone), and Best Short Fiction 1994 (The Box).Four of his books were recently filmed as movies: The Lost (2001), The Girl Next Door (2005), Red (2008) and Offspring (2009). Lucky McKee wrote and directed the cult favorite May, which in turn got him selected to write and direct an episode (Sick Girl) in the first season of Showtime's Masters of Horror series, alongside such directors as Tobe Hooper, Dario Argento, Joe Dante, John Landis, and John Carpenter.
Published July 30, 2013 by 47North. 395 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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This prose equivalent of an X-rated slasher flick is the sort of nasty book that gives horror a bad name—which is a pity, since Ketchum (the pseudonym of Dallas Mayr) writes with genuine ski

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("The one still standing had given him a clean head-shot and he'd taken her out with a single shot to the eye.") The police suspect Ray committed the crime, leaving one victim dead and the other on life support, but can't prove his guilt.

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Monsters and Critics

Ray is attracted to the new girl in town, Katherine (Robin Syndey), and also flirting with the new cleaning girl, Sally (Megan Henning), at his mother’s motel.

Mar 25 2008 | Read Full Review of The Lost

The Zone

Damned: An Anthology Of The Lost ... review by Mario Guslandi ... The book
includes contributions both by big names in the field and by a couple of ... Jack
Ketchum contributes with Damned If You Do, no more than a horrific vignette, but

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