In all of us, there is darkness. In Clive, it’s tangible, and it’s aching to get out.
What Hides Within tells the story of a man held captive by an unknown evil. Clive Menard is a spineless slacker leading an ordinary existence. But when Chester enters his life, it becomes far from ordinary.
A disheveled Clive stands alone in a hospital waiting room. A series of incidences have led him to undergo unnecessary neurosurgery. A voice inside Clive’s head nags him to kill the doctor.
Weeks prior, a murder investigation and an unrelated kayaking excursion set the story’s interlocking events in motion. When a remorseful killer, a bomb-happy psychopath and a mysterious widow spider converge upon Clive, they bring with them destruction and death. Clive must discover who or what is steering his very existence before he, too, is consumed by the carnage around him.
With a driven detective following his every step and a vicious killer hiding within his circle of friends, Clive must walk a narrow and dangerous path, teetering between salvation and damnation. He must confront Chester and his own demons. But is he powerless to overcome them?
What Hides Within is a Finalist in the 2013 Best Horror category eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards.
Jannah Findley of A Thousand Lives gives What Hides Within 5/5 “reapers.” She says: “There is nothing better than a horror story that has you twitching long after you’ve finished. Definitely Recommended.” Included in the blog’s “Top Ten of 2012″
The Book Boy says: “It is, quite frankly, one of the best books I’ve read by an aspiring author who really deserves a publishing deal and the recognition for an amazing book… If I could sum up Jason’s book in a few words it would be a cross between Arachnophobia – A Clockwork Orange – and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.” 4/5 stars. Read the full review at: http://thebookboy.co.uk/what-hides-within-jason-parent/
Marie-Anne Mancio, Author of Whorticulture, calls What Hides Within: “Part psychological thriller, part surreal horror, part contemporary satire, this book is one of the most unusual and accomplished books I’ve read in a while . . . 5/5 stars.” Honored by Ms. Mancio as a “Next Big Thing” Author.