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The Acquaintance [Kindle Edition]

Kealan Patrick Burke
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Book Description

For Ger Kelly, coming home after years of incarceration, drug abuse, and violence, is a bittersweet event, but it's worth it for the chance to start a new life.

But not everyone is so happy to leave him forget his past, and Ger is about to find out the hard way that the shadows are thickest in the last place you expect to find them, and that for people like him, safe havens are an illusion.

A novelette by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Kealan Patrick Burke.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 65 KB
  • Print Length: 25 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DNG0TE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #918,144 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born and raised in Dungarvan, Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of five novels (Master of the Moors, Currency of Souls, Kin, The Living, and Nemesis: The Death of Timmy Quinn), over a hundred short stories, three collections (Ravenous Ghosts, The Number 121 to Pennsylvania & Others, and Theater Macabre), and editor of four acclaimed anthologies (Taverns of the Dead, Quietly Now: A Tribute to Charles L. Grant, Brimstone Turnpike, and Tales from the Gorezone, proceeds from which were donated to children's charity PROTECT.)

Kealan has worked as a waiter, a drama teacher, a mapmaker, a security guard, an assembly-line worker at Apple Computers, a salesman (for a day), a bartender, landscape gardener, vocalist in a grunge band, and, most recently, a fraud investigator. He also played the male lead in Slime City Massacre, director Gregory Lamberson's sequel to his cult B-movie classic Slime City, alongside scream queens Debbie Rochon and Brooke Lewis.

When not writing, Kealan designs covers for print and digital books through his company Elderlemon Design. To date he has designed covers for books by Richard Laymon, Brian Keene, Scott Nicholson, Bentley Little, William Schoell, and Hugh Howey, to name a few.

In what little free time remains, Kealan is a voracious reader, movie buff, videogamer (Xbox), and road-trip enthusiast.

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5.0 out of 5 stars It's KPB.......can't beat it. 2 Oct. 2013
By Nev
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Another short story.........another book you just can't put down. Not as creepy as others but leaves you contemplating as always.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sneaky! 22 Sept. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
liked this book.. Quite a twist, but then kealan Patrick Burke we can't expect anything else.. The only had thing I have to say is that I would love to collect KPBs novellas they would look great on my bookcase!! Keep up the good work!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Acquaintance. 3 Sept. 2013
By Lisa Hull - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Mr. Burke has the soul of a poet somewhere inside. Which also means, he's probably a bit crazy too! I never get tired of his writing. This was a well told story. Somehow sad and poignant.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 9 Dec. 2014
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Another great tale from Burke that explores the depths of guilt and regret
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