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Alex Doyle is a 20 something man on his way to San Francisco. With him is his girlfriends younger brother Colin. Colin and his older sister, Courtney, are still recovering from the deaths of there parents. Courtney is already at their home, waiting for Alex and Colin to make their trip across the desert and reach their new home. But there lays a horrifying journey ahead of them.
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As Alex and Colin travel deeper into the desert, they discover one man does not want them to reach their destination, and his obsession will make sure that both Alex and Colin do not reach their new home. And with noone to beleive them, they are left to fight alone.

Their trip becomes a horrifying fight for their life and the life of the stalkers obsession, Colins older sister, Courtney. As there resources become more futile, their race becomes more frantic. Who will be the first ones to reach Courtney, Alex and Colin, or the delusional stalker?

The review of this Book prepared by Andrew

Alex and Colin are driving from Pennsylvania to San Francisco. Alex just married Colin's sister and since Colin's parents are no longer alive, he lives with his sister. They are moving across the country to start their new life together and Alex thinks the long drive would be a great chance to get to know Colin a little better. From the moment they pull out of the driveway of their old house, they notice a moving van, not of their own, following them. It follows them all the way across Pennsylvania and into Ohio. They thought they lost the van when they decided to change routes, but then realize they didn't when someone tried to pick the lock of their motel room. Unaware of the reason for somebody following them they just assume it must be a madman and try numerous ways to lose him along their cross country trek. They need to find a way to make it home without being driven off the road and killed by this man in the moving van and everytime they think they have lost him, he seems to know every move they are going to make before they do.
The review of this Book prepared by amy blaine

Alex Doyle has just married a woman named Courtney, whose eleven-year-old brother are driving with them from Philidelphia to California. Courtney is waiting for them there to start a new life in their new house. But a twisted madman named George Leland has followed them on their cross-country journey, and he's brought a gun, and has found an ax.
Leland knows who they are, which roads they will take, which places they will stop along the way, and where their destination is. He wants to kill them.
The review of this Book prepared by Steven

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 13.3%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 23.3%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 13.3% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the mad stabber chased me!

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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