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The Julia Stone Collection [Kindle Edition]

Scott Nicholson

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Book Description

"A chilling, suspense-filled psychological thriller." --Vicki Tyley, Thin Blood

Bonus edition. Features the complete revised novel, the author's original feature-length screenplay adaptation, and an essay. DRM-free.

When the fire whispers your name, how do you answer? Julia Stone better get it right, or else.

Dr. Pamela Forrest is determined to bring Julia's memories to the surface, hoping to heal Julia's panic disorder. The therapist keeps returning Julia to a night twenty-three years ago when Julia was four. A night of hooded figures, strange chants, pain, and blood. The night her father disappeared from the face of the earth.

But the line between the past and the present begins to blur. Julia finds a silver skull ring that bears the name "Judas Stone" and her fellow journalist Rick O'Dell is investigating a suspected ritual murder.

Someone is leaving strange messages inside her house, even though the door is locked. The handyman Walter spends a lot of time in the woods behind her house. Her romance with her boyfriend Mitchell grows uneasy and cold. And the cop who investigated the mystery of her father's disappearance has followed her to the small Appalachian town of Elkwood.

Now she has a head full of memories, but she doesn't know which are real. As the shadows of Julia's panic grow larger and darker and the ring closes in, she needs to trust one of the men in her life.

And the wrong choice may not only cost her heart and her life, but her soul as well.


From Kindle bestselling thriller author Scott Nicholson, whose novels include the #1 mystery and romantic suspense bestseller DISINTEGRATION, the #1 Ghost novel THE RED CHURCH, SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD, DRUMMER BOY, AS I DIE LYING, LIQUID FEAR, CHRONIC FEAR, and more. He's also written nine story collections, as well as four urban fantasy novels with J.R. Rain. Visit Scott Nicholson' blog at Author Central on Amazon.

"A wonderful storyteller."-Sharyn McCrumb, author of The Ballad novels

"Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, The Dragon Factory

"The Skull Ring creates unforgettable settings and characters. Nicholson weaves together fear and hope, cloaking his readers in palpable suspense."--Eric Wilson, NY Times best-selling Christian suspense novelist

"Scott Nicholson is a terrific writer. Like Stephen King, he has an eye and ear for the rhythms of rural America, and like King he knows how to summon serious scares. My advice? Buy everything he writes. This guy's the real deal.."--Bentley Little, His Father's Son

"Drills down deep, exposing every latent fear."--Deborah Leblanc, paranormal mystery author of Water Witch

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 616 KB
  • Print Length: 441 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (10 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EEOO6E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #765,687 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I am author of 20 thrillers and horror novels, as well as the AFTER post-apocalyptic series and the SOLOM supernatural series.

I've also written seven story collections, six screenplays, four comics, and, as a failed musician, a few hundred songs. I'm also a freelance editor, gardener, and guitar player when I'm not writing or feeding the dogs.

I live in the Appalachian Mountains of the US, in a little holler where the government doesn't exist. Learn more at, or sign up for my occasional newsletter at

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars keeps you wondering who is crazy 5 Feb. 2012
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The book has a great story line. The first several chapters started out with a bang,and then it hit a brick wall for me. I almost put the book down. I am glad I didn't because the book started coming together towards the end and pieces started to fall into place. The ending of the book left me wondering if it really was the end of Julia's old life of pain or the beginning of something new. Either way enjoyed the book. (Jooolia)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Satisfying Thriller 7 April 2012
By John R. Lindermuth - Published on
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Trust no one.

That's the message Julia Stone fails to get early enough. And that failure sets her up for a web of misconception spun by everyone around her--her fiancé, therapist, neighbors and even the police. These false allusions have her believing her father was a member of a Satanic cult and was willing to sacrifice her as a child for the benefit of his unholy master.

These implanted beliefs have her haunted by terrible visions and subject to panic attacks. Forced to leave the city, she seeks refuge in an Appalachian mountain village and with a new therapist. But as she settles into a reporter job on a weekly newspaper the visions and a series of invasive incidents increase, intensifying the panic attacks.

It seems the only person who truly wants to help her is the one person everyone else warns her to avoid.

Nicholson has crafted a thriller which draws the reader in with plenty of suspense, good dialogue and an atmospheric setting. There are plenty of surprises along the way and a satisfactory conclusion. As an added bonus, this enhanced Kindle edition includes the author's screenplay based on the novel.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars skull ring 1 Mar. 2012
By kindlechica - Published on
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love this one any books written by Scott Nicholson!!!!!!
glad i got my kindle else i would not have found this author
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look 5 April 2014
By Scott Litke - Published on
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While it wasn't one of those books that I just couldn't put down, it held my attention. It gets a little redundant at times but moves along fast enough that you really don't mind. I will definitely check out so e more of Scott Nicholson and Julia Stone.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Creep 2 May 2012
By L.I. LINDA - Published on
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I turned the lights on as soon asI started this book. All I can say is - Scott Nicholson does it again.This is an excellent and engrossing thriller.
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