Posts Tagged Desert Places

News from John about Blake Crouch’s New Thriller “Run”

See Jack.

See Jack run.

Run Jack, run.

Run for your life!

Last week Blake Crouch shared his new novel with me.  RUN is now available only as an eBook (we’d love to produce a hardcover edition for collectors. . .more later).  I downloaded it and started reading it on Sunday evening.  I finished it at 1:06 pm on Monday, and five minutes later I had Blake on the phone.

“Wow, you are really twisted!  What a ride.  I read it in one sitting”

I’d tell you more about our conversation, but it would reveal too much of the story and serve to spoil your reading.  I have to admit that I’m a sucker for a high impact read.  Blood, gore, violence, and unrelenting suspense ring my bell.  This story has it all.

I know that Blake and David Morrell are friends, and the ultimate compliment that I can offer is that the story is somewhat reminiscent of Morrell’s classic, Testament, which I told David is the most depressing book I ever read.

I first discovered Blake with the release of his first book, (more…)

Blake Crouch – Abandon (July 2009)

(John Hutchinson, Nov. 10, 2008)

A couple of years ago a friend turned me on to an author named Blake Crouch.  His first book, Desert Places, a genuine edge-of-your seat thriller, just blew me away.  It turns and twists as you live the horror of a man tormented by a serial killer, framed for his unbelievable acts of psychotic cruelty.  It’s not horror novel, at least it’s not delegated to that genre, but it is a mystery with the suspense and terror only expected from the masters of that field.


Next, came Locked Doors, a sequel that made the original tame by comparison. 


We came to know Blake and were pleased to promote these books.  The response was incredible, as our friends and customers discovered an amazing (more…)