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The Disappeared by David B. Silva

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Ten years ago: Gabriel Knight, age 11, takes a bike ride to the park and becomes one of the ... disappeared.

When Teri Knight answers a knock at the front door, she discovers her son Gabriel standing in the doorway. Only it can't be her son. Gabe took a bike ride to the park ten years ago, at age 11, and became one of the disappeared. He would be 21 now and this boy ... this boy is the same age as Gabe was when he went missing. Except for the color of his eyes, he looks exactly like her son. He's wearing the same clothes her son wore the day he disappeared. He even refers to her as Mom.

If he is Gabe, how is that possible?

Why hasn't he aged?

Where has he been for ten years?

And why is he so weak and in apparent ill health?

Teri is struggling with each of these questions and barely getting to know this boy who has arrived so unexpectedly, miraculously at her door, when a team of armed men arrive at the house in search of the boy.

For Gabe and Teri the clock is now ticking - and time is running out.

Who are these men?

What do they want?

Is this boy really Teri's lost son, Gabe?

A dark thriller with a highly unusual and inventive twist.

 

"Silva displays a talent not unlike that of Ray Bradbury's in his prime."
- Publishers Weekly
 
"A truly skilled fantasist is able to extract the chilled essence of his personal darkness from the lives of ordinary people, something Silva accomplishes with stunning dexterity.
- Rue Morgue Magazine
 
"Combining the deft characterization of vintage Stephen King with the literary subtlety of Ramsey Campbell, he has for years been turning out stunning fiction that has never gotten the audience it deserves.
- Bentley Little
 
"David Silva is a talented writer of novels and short fiction, who knows where the heart of a story lives, and who deserves a larger audience that has yet received."
- Dean Koontz

 

Editions

Leather-bound Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover w/slipcase: numbered 1-13, 6"x9", bound in leather, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon, full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a slipcase and dust jacket.

 

Trade Paperback: first 100 copies are signed by the author, 6" x 9", 12 point full color cover, 60lb. natural vellum stock.

 

E-book: Kindle edition available

 

About the Author

David B. Silva has written seven novels, his most recent, All The Lonely People, a story about Chase Hanford, who owns a little bar at the edge of town, with a few regulars and not much else. Until a man shows up one day with a spirit box. When the contents of the box are released, Chase awakens with the realization that bits and pieces of his life are being stolen and he sets out to regain control of his very soul. Silva's first short story was published in 1981. His short fiction has since appeared in The Year's Best Horror, The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, and The Best American Mystery Stories. In 1991, he won a Bram Stoker Award for his short story, "The Calling." His first collection, Through Shattered Glass, was published by Gaunlet Press in 2001. In 2009, Dark Regions published his collection of eleven new stories and one reprint, In The Shadows of Kingston Mills.

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Author:
David B. Silva
Artist:
Wayne Miller
Page count:
384

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