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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Feature; New Ed edition (6 July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747258287
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747258285
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.6 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 650,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Laymon doesn't disappoint with his latest offering (PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH)

'A grisly cocktail of horror, murder and mayhem laced with Laymon's distinct blend of black humour. Great stuff.' Yorkshire Evening Press

A grisly cocktail of horror, murder and mayhem laced with Laymon's distinct blend of black humour. Great stuff (YORKSHIRE EVENING PRESS)

'Richard Laymon doesn't disappoint with his latest offering.' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

''So fastpaced you find yourself reading it at the speed of a bullet from a gun...a rollercoaster ride of fear' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Some more reviews for Richard Laymon:

'No one writes like Laymon and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes' Dean Koontz

'This author knows how to sock it to the reader' THE TIMES

If you've missed Laymon you've missed a treat' Stephen King

'A brilliant writer' SUNDAY EXPRESS



Praise for previous books:

'No one writes like Laymon and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes' Dean Koontz

'This author knows how to sock it to the reader' The Times,

'If you've missed Laymon you've missed a treat' Stephen King,

'A brilliant writer' Sunday Express·

'There's not a crime novelist around who writes cleaner prose than Laymon - and few who can jack up the tension the way he does...Laymon likes to grasp readers by the neck with expert word-smithery, then haul them into a diabolical situation...once again, Laymon offers unexpected, well-rounded characters blown about in a narrative that moves like the wind.' Publishers Weekly

'AMONG THE MISSING is strikingly different. From the chilling opening...we are plunged into a disturbing world of twisted psychopathology' The Times

Book Description

Another 'classic Laymon' which, according to Publishers Weekly, means 'it's full of sex and violence aimed at the teenager in us all, but also that it's constructed in stripped-down prose that spits across the page and is rife with strong characters traced in deft strokes'

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Oct. 2000
Format: Paperback
"Come Out Tonight", as you can see from the synopsis has an intruiging basis...a boyfriend nips around the corner late at night for some condoms..but he doesn't come back. The first half of the book is as tight and interesting as anything the author has produced, but the second half descends into a plotline that would shame most teeny-slasher films. People begin to act outrageously against character and the villain of the piece becomes increasingly more cartoonish as the book progresses to its suitably grisly climax. Laymon's excellent, all-action writing style flows as smoothly as ever which is the main saving grace of the book. In less able hands the plot might easily have dragged this one down to a one or two star rating. Laymon at his best is one of the outstanding horror writers around but he seems to have lost interest in this one half-way through.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Aug. 1999
Format: Hardcover
How does he do it?
Richard Laymon once again provides us with a thrilling page turner, showing that even with his mass output he is still the master of the genre.
This, his latest novel, centres around a rather unfortunate girl, whose boyfriend spends far too long at the local spee-D-mart. As time drags on she starts to imagine the worst and so goes to look for him, what she finds leads her into the nightmare world of an obsessed stalker, who has a penchant for using knives.....
At first, the book starts of fairly unspectacularly, indeed, at first I thought that I would struggle to enjoy it...how wrong I was.
The storm that is blazing throughout the first part of the book helps build the tense and frantic struggle as the heroine tries to escape the "attentions" of her stalker....Laymon manages to put false hope after false hope in her way, leading you to groan in disbelief as her nightmare continues. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse..it does...and on the rollercoaster goes.
Suddenly, we are introduced to a whole new set of characters midway through the book, as the whole story takes a change in pace.
The hunter becomes the hunted, can anyone be trusted? You really aren't too sure until the final pages wrap up a well crafted story.
The only concern is that many of the characters act in extremely strange ways, as is typical of many books of this type, they are perhaps too accepting and rational as things develop. Many discover that they have truely evil sides to their nature, leading you to wonder whether or not people would REALLY behave like that......surely not?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Aug. 2000
Format: Paperback
This novel is very similair to all other Laymon novels. Pretty, young girls getting attacked, raped, blah-de-blah-de-blah, and still managing to survive! Having said that, this has an excellent storyline and does manage to get the reader emotionally involved. Some good twists, lots of parts that make you go "yuck!" and, as usual, some really weird characters (i.e Fran, who enjoyed being raped? ) but hey!, that's Richard Laymon for you! This novel is more of a creepy one than a scary one (if you know what I mean) but nevertheless, it's still a good read and not just for Laymon fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John Gayton on 7 Dec. 2014
Format: Paperback
It totally escapes me how anyone can find any redeeming features in this monotonous piece of drivel. The characters are totally one-dimensional, the dialogue is "Beavis and Butthead" but without being sharp or amusing and the scene-setting doesn't evoke any mental images.

The book reads as if it has been written by its protagonist, a fat adolescent slob who acts out his fantasies by variously raping, torturing and killing his simple-minded victims. The "heroes" are no better - a woman schoolteacher who has a crisis of conscience about making her erstwhile lover go out to buy condoms and a pair of preppy adolescent boys who want to touch her up (or worse) after finding her half-dead, naked body in a ditch.

If you want the whole story you only need to read the first couple of chapters, skim a few of the middle ones and then read the last couple - it'll only take 10 minutes, max.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. G. Macdonald on 16 May 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is so good I have lent it to my entire family, mum, sister and brother in law!!!!!

Its one of those books you just cant put down, but then all of his books are like that!!! It just absorbs you completely and you can think of nothing else.
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By A Customer on 2 Jan. 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is Richard Laymon at his best.The last couple of books by this brilliant author have been o.k but this one is sheer brillance.The way the story keeps twisting and turning kept me turning the pages so fast I left scorch marks on them.This book is old style Laymon and well worth buying,so stop reading this and buy it.
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By A Customer on 5 Mar. 2000
Format: Hardcover
Every time I buy a new Richard Laymon book I wonder if he can get any better, and after reading this one I realise that there is no end to the man's genius. The book is full of twists and turns but with the usual Laymon style and gore. An excellent, exciting book which should not be missed.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Was constantly shaking my head in disbelief throughout most of this. I could not believe in any of the actions the moronic, one dimensional characters were taking. It read like the script of a low budget, teenage slasher movie. The first and last book by Laymon that I'll be reading.
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