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5.0 out of 5 stars A Book that really lives up to it's name!,
This review is from: The Fright Factory (Kindle Edition)The Fright Factor - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds
`Wesley saw motion from the corner of his eye. Jesse wandered into the room. "Howzit going?" He had a length of chain and a padlock. He looped the chair between the two chairs, pulled up the slack, and then clicked in a lock. With a second length of chain he secured Wesley and Robin to the cast iron fireplace. Where Robin had been able to slide along the floor earlier, they were now secured in place. Jesse showed them both a candle with a hole drilled through the middle near the base of the stick. He set the candle in a brass candle holder on the coffee table. He walked to the kitchen and returned in a few seconds with a long red stick, obviously dynamite. He used duct-tape to fasten two more sticks to the first and he set the three next to the candle. He then took a long string that looked like a fuse and threaded it through the hole in the candle. Wesley wasn't sure what Jesse was doing but he knew it wasn't good. Jesse took the camera off his shoulder strap and began to film Wesley and Robin. Brandi entered the room with a long butane fireplace lighter. She wiggled her ass for the camera and licked the end of the starter seductively and then headed for the candle.'
Wesley and Robin Tate are your average run of the mill couple. They have spent their lives raising two kids and running their own restaurant. As far as Robin knows, the restaurant has been doing great allowing her to be a stay at home wife and mother who is on the Board of Directors for a non-profit group which raises funds for children's charities. They have been able to put both kids into law school and new it was just the two of them. No problems in their lives. That is unless you count the credit card bill that Robin has opened and found to be extremely maxed out and in the rears. Wesley handles the financial portion of the business and Robin knew he never let the balances get out of hand and he has always paid them off each month. Apparently they aren't as comfortable as she thought.
Wesley, on the other hand, knows exactly why the balance is so high. One mistake six years ago and he's still paying for it. He has to bring his and Robin's lives under control. The first item to repair is their love life and what better way to start the mending than to take Robin to a cabin at the lake for a few days. This would surely put the romance back into both of them. And it might have worked if Brandi hadn't shown up. Robin met her while getting things from the car in the pouring rain. She said her car had broken down a few miles back and she needed to use the phone to call a tow. Being where they were, the phones weren't receiving signals so Robin decided she could sleep on the sofa for the night and get help the next morning. That would turn out to be the biggest mistake of her life...as well as the lives of several others.
I read The Fright Factory in two days during spare time. How...I couldn't put it down. If you like shows such as CSI and Criminal Minds, you will want to read this book. In fact, it could easily be made into a Criminal Minds show. But I have to warn you. It's VERY graphic and also has a few erotic settings so it's not for the weak nor the youngsters. I also wouldn't suggest you read it at night while alone. Also, I don't think I will be finding myself staying in a cabin at the lake for quite a while. Potter, you've done it again!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A chilling read, don't head on a cabin holiday to read it!,
This review is from: The Fright Factory (Kindle Edition)I have been asked to review this book for KBR. I love thrillers, murder shows, Bones, CSI, Crime TV, I can't get enough of freaks, psychos and the like. This book totally quenched my thirst for all this and more...I would watch the film of this book in a heartbeat, it's THAT GOOD.
I dislike spoiler reviews, so I shall just set the scene....a married couple, in business together, kids grown up, seeking to spice things up, take a break, head for an isolated cabin for a bit of sexy time, bubbles and relaxation. They have their own secrets and issues within the marriage that soon become apparent, but after a few pages, an event happens to turn the book, spin it on it's axis, and send a shiver down your spine......
The book is well written and I adore the cover. Simple, but attention grabbing and like Ronseal, it does what it says on the tin!
I will say that this book is not for everyone, some sexual scenes and violent pages will not be what people like, but if you are not fainthearted and love a good chill with your read, then pick up this little gem now. Who knows, one day we might be seeing it on the big screen, spilling our popcorn and hiding behind our hands in terror.....
Rachel Dove, The Kindle Book Review
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars freaked me out,
This review is from: The Fright Factory (Kindle Edition)this book kept me on the edge of my seat it also kept me up at night with horrible thoughts. you try to imagine what you would do in the same situation and how you would escape. i even got quite angry, willing the victims to take gruesome revenge on their attackers. i do feel like the ending should have been better in some way but thats my only criticism.
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick read to keep you hooked,
This review is from: The Fright Factory (Kindle Edition)Short enough to keep you thinking ,long enough to be a good read! Not for the faint hearted or squeamish
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary sh#t!,
This review is from: The Fright Factory (Kindle Edition)I won't describe the plot as others already have. I read at least one horror novel a week, it takes a lot to impress me. This book has it all. Good, believable characters, fast pace, sex, gore and chills. If this is the type of thing that interests you then give it a try.
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for the light hearted!,
This review is from: The Fright Factory (Kindle Edition)I found this book a good read, it was a detailed horror and aptly named! I felt myself thinking if I were in this situation how would I react, how would I escape. If you are quite sensitive to anything gory or sexual I wouldn't recommend but if you enjoy a good gruesome horror, this is the book for you. The book held my interest however I was disappointed with the ending, another chapter or two would have finished it off nicely.
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable horror,
This review is from: The Fright Factory (Kindle Edition)This book is not for the squeamish. Easy to read, quite gripping and would make a brutal film with a good twist. Definitely not for the faint hearted or the under 18
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The Fright Factory by William R. Potter