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A Head Full Of Knives - A Supernatural Mystery

A Head Full Of Knives - A Supernatural Mystery [Kindle Edition]

Luke Smitherd
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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"... a novel that intrigues, enthralls, horrifies, thrills, and hits the reader with an emotional resonance as only the best stories can." - Ain't It Cool

"... strong characterization, moral quandaries, mystery, and a whole lot of tense moments. Reading the final sentence was truly a bittersweet moment." -, Hugo award-winning website

Martin Hogan is being watched, all of the time. He just doesn't know it yet.

It started a long time ago, too, even before his wife died. Before he started walking every day.

Before the walks became an attempt to find a release from the whirlwind that his brain has become. He never walks alone, of course, although his 18 month old son and his faithful dog, Scoffer, aren't the greatest conversationalists.

Then the walks become longer. Then the other dog starts showing up. The big white one, with the funny looking head. The one that sits and watches Martin and his family as they walk away.

All over the world, the first attacks begin. The Brotherhood of the Raid make their existence known; a leaderless group who randomly and inexplicably assault both strangers and loved ones without explanation.

Martin and the surviving members of his family are about to find that these events are connected. Caught at the center of the world as it changes beyond recognition, Martin will be faced with a series of impossible choices ... but how can an ordinary and broken man figure out the unthinkable? What can he possibly do with a head full of knives?

Luke Smitherd (author of the Amazon bestseller THE STONE MAN and THE BLACK ROOM series) asks you once again to consider what you would do in his latest unusual and original novel. A HEAD FULL OF KNIVES is a supernatural mystery that will not only change the way you look at your pets forever, but will force you to decide the fate of the world when it lies in your hands.

  • "Fantastically written characters who make you care about them right from the off." - Andy Pettifer
  • "It was one of those books where you tell yourself you will read just one more page, then look at the clock and realise that it's 2 hours later. I would thoroughly recommend it" - Elaine Hosegood
  • "I have owned a Kindle for about 2 years and downloaded some excellent books for very little cost but Luke Smitherd's works beat the lot" - Silversmith, Amazon UK Review
  • "As soon as I started reading I was completely sucked in, which very rarely happens for me. I couldn't wait to get home and read it each night. I laughed. I cried. I did actual real life gasps of horror." - Katie, Amazon Review
  • "I spend a lot of time trawling through the kindle book store looking for cheap books, relying on reviews to make my purchases. I have come across some less than average books using this method, but also some real gems. This book definitely falls into the latter category. It had me gripped from page one."- Steve Sut, Amazon UK Review
  • "This story could, probably should, be made into a movie at some point. I honestly have to believe that Smitherd should contact a producer/director and make a fabulous movie deal. Totally enjoyed the read." - Bonnie Gleckler Clark, Goodreads
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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 670 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499399081
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K6N7K0O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,592 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born under a Derbyshire sky, to the sounds of a doctor saying "I know they all look bad fresh out of the oven, but bloody hell..."

Professional singer and guitarist, part-time writer, darts enthusiast, workaholic suffering from chronic procrastination (conflict!) comics nerd.

If you like my stuff, please leave a nice star rating, and tweet/post a status about it. You'll be doing me a bigger favor than I can say, and it'll mean the work keeps coming. Thanks for reading.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Luke does it again 15 Jun 2014
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I keep giving Luke Smitherd's books 5* reviews and if he keeps producing work of this quality I will keep doing so. "A Head full of Knives" is like a companion to "The Physics of the Dead" but with broader scope and ambition. The author recommends that if you are new to his work, you save TPOTD until last because the pacing and detail are different but I would suggest that you should read it before AHFOK to avoid any unintended spoilers. However AHFOK stands up very well as a discrete novel, so you don't have to have read his earlier work.

The ideas explored are yet again original and there is genuine excitement and plenty of cliff-hangers and unexpected twists. All round entertaining for anyone with even a passing regard for the genre. I rather think that in a few years time the first few hundred reviewers of Luke's writing will be telling people "I told you so". Great stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved, loved 11 Aug 2014
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loved, loved, loved, this book

there should be a category just for Luke that says weird but brill
it's good job I've been on holiday as I couldn't put this down

where oh where does Luke get his ideas from - probably best not to know but how refreshing to pick up a book and not have a clue about where it's going or how it's going to end

keep going Luke love how your books are just yours and not like anything else , your books would transfer to some great films or drama thanks again for a great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant imagination 23 July 2014
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Once again brilliantly written by Luke Smitherd, this guy has such an imagination there's no surprise this gets 5 star reviews from everyone.
I guarantee if you have pets you'll find yourself looking at them and wondering "is there a dead person reincarnated in there?"
I've read all bar one of Luke's books and can recommend them all. Give them a try, you won't regret it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read 9 July 2014
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This is another great read by the author. His quality of writing is constistently high. This story adds depth to his earlier book TPOTD. In comparison TPOTD has a much darker, more desperate feel. While the theme here is still dark, the story has more texture and light, but loses none of the page-turning qualities of his other works. Luke Smitherd's style is settling down; but the ideas keep coming. This author fully deserves to break into main-stream publishing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, just brilliant 8 July 2014
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One of the most original books I have read in a long time. Totally mind blowing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody Good Read 8 July 2014
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I have just finished reading Luke's book A Head Full Of Knives and could not put it down once I had started to read it. Absorbing, scary, unpredictable and thought provoking. Very well done. This is the 3rd book of Luke's I have read and and they just keep getting better. Keep going dude.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another superb supernatural story! 7 July 2014
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More of the same from Smitherd, imaginative , thought provoking and a little disturbing.
Fascinating plot line, superb!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, very imaginative 2 July 2014
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Brilliant book, very imaginative, each new novel is better than the last, kept me hooked until the very end. I want to come back as a cat!!
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