William Cook Blood Related

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'William Cook tells a gruesome story with a sense of authenticity that makes you question with considerable unease if it really is fiction, after all.' - Graham Masterton, author of The Manitou and Descendant

For over two decades, Detective Ray Truman has been searching for the killer or killers who have terrorized Portvale. Headless corpses, their bodies mutilated and posed, have been turning up all over the industrial district near the docks. The remains of young female prostitutes have been the killer's victims of choice, but now other districts are reporting the gruesome discovery of decapitated bodies. It seems the killer has expanded his territory as more 'nice girls' feel the wrath of his terrible rage. This horrifically disturbing tale of a family tree of evil will embed itself in the mind of the reader, long after the last page has been turned. A crime thriller in the vein of other power packed thrillers like Thomas Harris's 'Silence of the Lambs' and James Ellroy's 'Killer on the Road.'

Meet the Cunninghams
- A family bound by evil and the blood they have spilled. The large lodging house they live in and operate on Artaud Avenue reeks of death and the sins that remain trapped beneath the floorboards.

Meet Caleb Cunningham - Caleb is a disturbed young man whose violent father is a suspected serial killer and mother, an insane alcoholic. After his Father's suicide, Cunningham's disturbing fantasy life becomes reality as he begins his killing spree in earnest. His identical twin brother Charlie is to be released from an asylum and all hell is about to break loose when the brothers combine their psychopathic talents. Eventually stepping out from the shadows of his murderous forebears, Caleb puts in motion his own diabolical plan to reveal himself and his 'art' to the world. He's a true aesthete. An artist of death. His various 'installations' have not received the status he feels they deserve, so Caleb is expanding his 'canvas.'

Meet Ray Truman - A tragic cop whose personal demons won't let him rest. Overworked and underpaid, Truman is tenacious as a pit-bull. He won't rest until he's brought to justice Portvale's infamous serial killer. His battle with his own demons gives him the strength to chase the shadows and to cut corners when necessary, as he embarks on the hunt of his life. His search leads him to the Cunningham's house of horrors. What he finds there will ultimately lead him to regret ever meeting Caleb Cunningham and the deviant family that spawned him. The hunter becomes the hunted as Truman digs deeper into the abyss that is the horrifying mind of the most dangerous psychopath he has ever met.

Warning: contains adult content, graphic violence and psychological horror.

'This man is simply scary. There is both a clinical thoroughness and a heartfelt emotional thoroughness to his writing. He manages to shock as well as empathize, to scare as well as acclimatize, yet beneath it all is a well read intelligence that demands to be engaged. I loved Blood Related. Ordinarily I hate serial killer stories, but William Cook won me over. He is a unique and innovative talent.'
- Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Flesh Eaters and Dog Days

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About the Author:

William Cook is the author of the popular psychological thriller, 'Blood Related' and editor of 'Fresh Fear: An Anthology of Macabre Horror.' He is also the author of two non-fiction books: 'Gaze Into The Abyss: The Poetry of Jim Morrison' and 'Secrets of Best-Selling Self-Published Authors.' Father to four daughters, William lives in New Zealand with his wife and family. Always seeking to better his life and writing, he strives to produce the best quality books on interesting subjects that will satisfy his growing audience.

If you enjoy psychological thrillers such as James Patterson's Alex Cross novels, James Ellroy's 'Killer on the Road,' or Bret Easton Ellis's 'American Psycho,' take a look at William Cook's 'Blood Related.' Best-selling author of 'The Manitou' and 'Descendant,' Graham Masterton says after reading 'Blood Related' that: "William Cook tells a gruesome story with a sense of authenticity that makes you question with considerable unease if it really isfiction, after all."Fans of Dan Poynter, Joanna Penn or Derek Murphyshould find Cook's 'Secrets of Best-Selling Self-Published Authors' of interest.

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"Best I can say is that it reads like an Alex Cross novel and I love Alex Cross type stories." - rjseguin

"The characters are well-developed and tremendously disturbed. William Cook has written a frightening story that poses the question 'is it nature or nurture that determines the birth of a serial killer?'" -Colleen
 
"Cook has accomplished what few writers can with the serial killer story . . ." - Vincenzo

"I can promise you one thing-you will not be disappointed.William Cook's Blood Related, is an impressive work of fiction." - Quinn
 
"Blood Related kept me up all night on the edge of my recliner . . ." - Char

"This is a brilliant tale of fathers and sons, serial killing at its finest and the legacy families create." - Malina
 
"I really enjoyed the psychological aspect of this book, it really had me hanging the whole way through!"- Lori

"This is a ferociously dark book, but in the best possible way. It will scare the hell out of you, but you won't be able to put it down."- Sheldon
 
"Blood Related is a psychological roller-coaster. I couldn't put it down." - Debbie

"This book was thrilling and scary. The mind of a killer is a horrible place. Highly recommended for horror fans!" - Book Nut
 
"This book is awesome. I can't wait for a sequel!" - Albany Peacenik  

"Blood Related reads like a non-fiction book. A deep and insightful exploration of the mind of a psychopath." - Brokensea
 
"If you seek an intelligent terrifying read look no further. Highly recommended." - John

"Enter this world at your own peril. Even though you know it's only fiction, you'll lock the door before reading just to feel safe. A guaranteed work of masterful horror." - Anthony
 
"I've read many books about serial killers, and William Cook's Blood Related was one of the best." -Andthentherewerethree

"Blood Related is a ghastly, unnerving experience that will delight your inner gore hound." - Noctem
 
"Sick, twisted and fun!" - William

"[William] Cook delivers the goods that will make you want to lock your doors and windows." - Carl
 
"Each page leaves you wanting more." - Jenn
 


"William Cook tells a gruesome story with a sense of authenticity that makes you question, with considerable unease, if it really is fiction after all."
- Graham Masterton, author of The Manitou and Descendant
 
"This man is simply scary. There is both a clinical thoroughness and a heartfelt emotional thoroughness to his writing. He manages to shock as well as empathize, to scare as well as acclimatize, yet beneath it all is a well read intelligence that demands to be engaged. I loved Blood Related. Ordinarily I hate serial killer stories, but William Cook won me over. He is a unique and innovative talent."
- Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Dog Days

"William Cook - writer,poet,artist, editor. This talented man has no illusions about the horror that is human nature. His exploration of torture, murder and mayhem combines the scientific precision of a scientist dissecting a specimen with the creative flair of a sculptor working with words. Something tells me that he is just getting started and we'll be seeing a lot more of his dark crafts in the future."
- Anna Taborska, author of For Those Who Dream Monsters, director of The Rain Has Stopped, Ela, The Sin, My Uprising, A Fragment of Being
  
"William Cook is a dark author of terror and a master of the close up scene of realistic crime and acts of horror. There are a handful of new names in the horror field who cause a visceral reaction in the reader and Cook is one of them. He has his hand on the pulse of the macabre."
- BillieSue Mosiman, author of Wireman
 
"William Cook is an author to watch."
- Mark Edward Hall, author of The Lost Village and The Holocaust Opera
 
"William Cook is an uncompromising horror writer. Be prepared to slink down the underbelly of the world as visions are revealed that can't be unseen. Strong stomachs required here folks!"
- Rocky Wood, former President of The Horror Writers Association and Stephen King biographer.

"Cook excels at slow burning horror, gradually raising the tension until the big reveal, which is often as surprising as it is clever. Blood Related is a novel of sharp, snappy prose which flows off the page and keeps the reader wanting more, right up to its shocking conclusion."
 - Michael Bray, author of Whispers and Feed

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. BLOOD RELATED is a chilling Psychological Thriller that will leave you gasping for more For over two decades, Detective Ray Truman has been searching for the killer or killers terrorizing Portvale. Headless mutilated corpses have been turning up all over the industrial district. Young female prostitutes have been the killer s victims of choice, but now other districts are reporting similar gruesome discoveries of decapitated bodies. This horrifically disturbing tale of a family tree of evil will embed itself in the mind of the reader, long after the last page has been turned. A psychological crime novel in the vein of other power-packed thrillers like Thomas Harris s Silence of the Lambs, James Patterson s Alex Cross series and James Ellroy s Killer on the Road. Meet the Cunninghams . . . A family bound by evil and the blood they have spilled. The large lodging-house they live in reeks of death and the sins that remain trapped beneath the floorboards. Meet Caleb Cunningham . . . Caleb is a disturbed young man whose disturbing fantasy-life becomes reality after the suicide of his father. His identical twin brother Charlie is to be released from an asylum and all hell is about to break loose when the brothers combine their psychopathic talents. Eventually stepping out from the shadows of his murderous forebears, Caleb puts in motion his own diabolical plan to reveal himself and his art to the world. Meet Ray Truman . . . Overworked and underpaid, Truman is tenacious as a pit-bull. He won t rest til he s brought to justice Portvale s infamous serial killer. His battle with his own demons gives him the strength to chase the shadows and to cut corners when necessary, as he embarks on the hunt of his life. His search leads him to the Cunningham s house of horrors. What he finds there will ultimately lead him to regret ever meeting Caleb Cunningham and the deviant family that spawned him. The hunter becomes the hunted as Truman digs deeper into the abyss that is the horrifying mind of the most dangerous psychopath he has ever met. Warning: R18+ contains adult content + graphic violence psychological horror. William Cook tells a gruesome story with a sense of authenticity that makes you question with considerable unease if it really is fiction, after all. - Graham Masterton, author of The Manitou and Descendant This man is simply scary. There is both a clinical thoroughness and a heartfelt emotional thoroughness to his writing. He manages to shock as well as empathize, to scare as well as acclimatize, yet beneath it all is a well read intelligence that demands to be engaged. I loved Blood Related. Ordinarily I hate serial killer stories, but William Cook won me over. He is a unique and innovative talent. - Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Dog Days BLOOD RELATED is a terrifying Psychological Thriller. William Cook is an author to watch. - Mark Edward Hall, best-selling author of Apocalypse Island and the Blue Light Thriller series. Dark and deeply disturbing. - Jonathan Nasaw, acclaimed author of thrillers, The Girls He Adored and The Boys From Santa Cruz thriller, psychological thriller, crime fiction, noir, mystery detective, serial killer fiction. Seller Inventory # APC9781515115472

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