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Going Insane--A Psycho Thriller by [Kizer, Tim]
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(This edition contains novelettes Hitchhiker, Sixtus, and Intoxication)

For the fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz...

Three dark tales taking you on a journey into insanity.

"Hitchhiker:"

When a serial killer hitches a ride one sunny day in a beautiful California valley, he does not suspect that he may have met his match, who is dead set to take another life. The battle of wits begins and only the most devious mind will survive.

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"Sixtus:"

After becoming friends with a mysterious entity named Jeremy, Zack, a skinny fifteen-year-old nerd suffering from polydactyly, acquires a taste for killing.

First, he butchers his parents in their sleep. Then he cold-bloodedly rips out his schoolmate’s intestines. A few days later, Zack strangles a young woman before stealing her car. And that was just a beginning.

Who--or what--is Jeremy? And what are the reasons behind this killing spree? If you think you know the answers, chances are you are wrong.


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"Intoxication:"

Leslie has a suspicion: someone at work is trying to poison her. Can she prove it? No, and she doesn't care that she can't as she takes the law into her hands. How about those who dismiss her fears and believe she is paranoid? Well, they certainly deserve to be punished. What does she do when she starts questioning her own suspicions--and sanity? Hmm. That's complicated.

In this disturbing tale of derangement, a young psychopathic woman is slipping into madness as she fights an enemy that may exist only in her imagination. She has to resort to desperate measures when she realizes that a gun, security cameras in her apartment, and constant vigilance will not be enough to survive. It is hard to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if the cat is not there, but Leslie, with her resolve fueled by paranoia, is hell-bent on finding and crushing it.

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Plus a preview of Tim Kizer's new horror novel "Days of Vengeance."

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  • Language: English
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Never read anything by him before but would definitely read him again! Great book. Look forward to reading more..Thank you:)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Down for This Collection March 12 2017
By Silver Screen Videos - Published on Amazon.com
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Humor and horror don't always go together well, as many writers have discovered to their dismay. There's a thin line sometimes between tongue-in-cheek humor that reinforces the creepy mood the author's attempting to create and downright silliness that completely destroys the mood. Tim Kizer attempts this type of dark humor in two of the three stories that make up his collection, "Hitchhiker." Unfortunately, the stories turn into overlong and confusing exercises in juvenile ridiculousness.

For anyone unfamiliar with Kizer's work, this book, like several of his others, is a collection of stories, and there's considerable overlap among his various books in regard to story inclusion. This book contains three stories (the third of which is actually a novelette): "Hitchhiker," "Sixtus," and "Intoxication." If you've already read other books by Kizer, be aware of any duplication or crossover. You might be paying for one or more stories you've already read.

The title story in the book is the shortest, but by far the best. The plot is straight out of Alfred Hitchcock. One man picks up another whos is hitchhiking through a fairly remote area. Soon, both men realize that the other one is actually a serial killer, and the story turns into a duel of wits with each trying to emerge the last man alive. "Hitchhiker" has a solid premise, and Kizer tells it fairly straight, maintaining the creepy mood, generating a fair amount of curious suspense (there's no rooting interest here, since both characters are rather odious), leading to a decent twist at the end. This is one story that could, and probably should, have been longer to let the cat-and-mouse game play out some more.

And that pretty much ends the good things I have to say about this collection. The other two stories are a complete mess. “Sixtus” is the story of a teenage boy named Zack who was born with a rare genetic abnormality, a fully formed sixth finger on one hand. What’s more, the finger is named Jeremy and it talks to Zack, directing him to kill an every growing number of people, most notably his parents (naturally, Zack is the only one who can hear Jeremy when he gives these little encouraging pep talks to Zack.) The idea of a young teen serial killer being able to fly under the radar due to his age is intriguing, but author Kizer jettisons that in favor of a number of man-to-finger talks between Zack and Jeremy that resemble something that a bad amateur comic would come up with for open mike night at the local comedy club.

At least, “Sixtus” is fairly easy to follow, something that cannot be said for the remaining story in the collection, “Intoxication.” It concerns a woman who thinks her co-workers are trying to poison her so she tries to poison them, plus there’s a kidnapping or two, and other plots (real or imagined) in a story that seems to go on forever. It’s not funny, very difficult to follow, not scary or suspenseful, and the only thing that mildly piqued my interest was how anyone at this company managed to keep his or her job.

As a standalone story, I would have recommended “Hitchhiker,” even though I wish it had been a bit longer. But it’s not a standalone story, and along with it, author Kizer gives readers, “Sixtus,” which is downright silly, and “Intoxication,” which is a complete mess. I am loath to give out one-star reviews to anything that has some merit, so I’m giving “Hitchhiker” two stars and only for someone who has never encountered the title story before. Otherwise, the rest of the book has far too many hitches in it.
2.0 out of 5 stars What the heck was THAT? April 14 2017
By Leapyear - Published on Amazon.com
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Book fragments. Two idiotic short stories that didn't end, just stopped. Sorta chapters from another book... And, this is sold as a BOOK? I like
Killer's books, but this was like he emptied a junk drawer and had it published. WHY?
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1.0 out of 5 stars This book was, in my opinion, poorly written ... March 10 2015
By GMac - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was, in my opinion, poorly written. There are several stories in this book - all equally unbelievable. All of the characters are superficial and generated no emotional reaction for me.
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat disappointing April 21 2012
By azgrad - Published on Amazon.com
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I was somewhat disappointed with these short stories. I thought the premise of The Hitchhiker had a lot of promise. What would happen when a hitchhiking killer catches a ride with another killer? Maybe it's because of its brevity but the story never grabbed me and I just didn't see the twists and turns noted by other reviewers. Actually I enjoyed Intoxication more but again I felt that a good premise was wasted on a superficial story. Both great ideas but the to me execution on each was disappointing.
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprise, Surprise Aug. 8 2016
By Amazon Customrasawaer lady pig. n - Published on Amazon.com
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Was surprised it ended so soon. I was just beginning to start getting interested in how these two killers would outwit each other on a long trip and zing it's over.