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The Void

Updated on November 15, 2014

Joe McKinney Approves

What if your Worst Nightmares came True?

The Void is a thrilling horror novel centered around a mysterious sinkhole that wrecks havoc upon Maple Street.

Faced with an unknown threat and an uncaring government, the citizens of the sleepy small town are forced to rely on two unlikely heroes, the enigmatic Morgan Brewster, a small boy with an obsession with spiders, and the neighborhood alcoholic, Embry.

Unfortunately for all of them, the bottomless chasm is just the beginning of their problems.

Channels Poe and Matheson to the Dot

The Void is a novel that thrills, intrigues, and horrifies from beginning to end and captures your attention and does not let go. I'm in a daze after reading it. I still can't believe what I just read. I have never read anything quite like it. It is better than any Stephen King recent works, hands down! The Void is mind-blowing beyond your expectations, having elements that provoke fear in you with multi-dimensional, relatable characters.

Each chapter is expertly crafted to create chills and thrills. The characters were alive. I felt their pain, their fears, their anguish and the intensity of the moments they went through. Their fears became mine. A wild ride that never ends until the last page, there was a never a dull moment for me where I was bored as I kept reading. Every paragraph and every sentence pulled me in and kept me wanting to know what happnes next. There is plenty of well descripted action from chapter to chapter, enough to keep readers enthralled in avid anticipation as different events unfold and the characters are put through evil experiences and others are tested against their limits of sanity, everything they were unprepared for.

Chaos ensues at every turn as the novel progresses. As the young boy, Brewster, collects spiders, his curiosity for the sinkhole grows as the sinkhole grows in size. The town alcoholic, Embry, ponders over the existence of the sinkhole, his wife has a moment of insanity that unravels itself and evil revelations reveal themselves, possessions happen and murderous rampages take place.

The Void is a nightmarish world colliding with reality the depths of a hellish sinkhole. I highly recommend this book.

Reiews for The VOID

"Well I just finished reading and I have to say that if there is any justice in the world this will be a monster hit.

This is the first book I've read in a long time that took me through so many emotions and left me exhausted at the end. In equal measure I was breathless, horrified, elated, disgusted and thrilled. How you pulled this off I don't know. You even managed to close the book with a scene so tragic and touching that I almost welled up.

This is a SUPERB story that both authors should be proud of. Now please hurry up and write a sequel!"


"Kudos… awesome… mindboggling… stands on its own and roars! It keeps you reading and wondering.. defies explanation. If you and Albert mess with this story, I'll be personally tempted to mess with the both of you."

"Holy shit, what a story! It had everything I hoped for when I saw the cover art and more. I actually cried at the end, and I never cry. You guys have something special here. I hope it does as well as it deserves to."

"Thoroughly entertaining and unexpected. I swear to God I might have to be sober to see the movie. Embry is a badass."

“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

― Arthur C. Clarke

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting and so different. I like non-fiction. You have created a true horror review.

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      Linda Rogers 

      3 years ago from Minnesota

      Great review. Sounds super duper scary :-0

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      Martin Kloess 

      3 years ago from San Francisco

      good luck

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      3 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Keep up the good work, friend!

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      You make this novel sound like a horrorfying, emotional roller coaster of a ride. Very good review and scary images. Voted up.


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