By James Herbert
The nightmare starts prior to you sleep
He had fled from the terrors of his prior, discovering safe haven within the quietness of the island. And for a time he lived in peace. till the "sightings" all started, visions of horror seeping into his brain like toxic tendrils, violent acts that have been hideously macabre, the options changing into excessive. He witnessed the ugly acts of one other factor, something that glorified in homicide and mutilation, a monster that quickly grew to become conscious of the observer inside its personal brain —and relished touch. A creature that will ultimately come to the island to hunt him out.
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