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FOR BRANTLEY COLTON HIS crusade was over. There was nothing in the abyss left for him. Whatever he had once believed in had become a lie. There was no light at the end of the tunnel, just a long highway ahead, a dark road without signposts to direct him. Where would he go from there? The finality in his soul belied some joy in the closing moments. It was over, he could dieFOR BRANTLEY COLTON HIS crusade was over. There was nothing in the abyss left for him. Whatever he had once believed in had become a lie. There was no light at the end of the tunnel, just a long highway ahead, a dark road without signposts to direct him. Where would he go from there? The finality in his soul belied some joy in the closing moments. It was over, he could die now…but he couldn’t die happy. It had only been a few hours since he had put the Winter Glade Motel in his rearview, but it seemed longer. Colton drove the desolate highway but felt tired and needed sleep. The air conditioning was on high to fend off the humid Florida evening, the air against his face was the only thing preventing him from drifting into dangerous sleep, even so he contemplated the series of events that had him traveling down 1-75 in the middle of the night…with the blood stains of the murdered man still present on his shirt. He had used an alias to register at the motel, paid in cash, but feared something had been left behind which could tie him to the murder and needed time to finish the job at hand and his sloppy second-guessing had placed him in peril. Colton had never been one for prayer, but felt like it was a good time to drop to his knees, to confess his crime and ask for forgiveness. Not that it would have done any good for him....

Title : Short Ride to Hell
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ISBN : 1499368933
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 172 Pages
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Short Ride to Hell Reviews

  • Cindi
    2019-03-27 01:08

    4.5 starsFull review can be found at -This book is really three stories in one, with each leading up to the same resolution. There is a serial killer who kidnaps, brutalizes, and then kills women before moving on to another state and doing it all over again. There's John Reston, an FBI profiler, who has been on the case of the serial killer from the very beginning and is still no closer to finding him. Then there is Brantley Colton, who is trailing the killer for his own personal reasons.Parts of this book are extremely disturbing as the brutalities inflicted on the women who are kidnapped are not always glossed over. Parts are on-page and this should be strongly noted for anyone who might be disturbed reading about non-con sexual situations. This is not a romance, but there is quite a bit of both hetero and gay sex.Overall, this is an excellent thriller. I am eager to read A Cache of Killers: A Brantley Colton Mystery, the second in the Brantley Colton series.This book was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • ♣️ Lynda ♣️
    2019-04-02 05:45

    A killer making his way south, unknowingly being chased by a man determined to avenge a death. Behind both men is the FBI trying to catch a killer.Great book. Loved the suspense. Seemed to end abruptly but exactly how I wanted it to!

  • Lena♥Ribka
    2019-04-06 22:54

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  • Andrea Goodell
    2019-04-21 00:45

    Disclaimer – This book contains scenes of raw brutalities that are inflicted on the women who are kidnapped, raped and then killed. We also have a lot of consensual sex between MM and MF and well as non-consensual. We have three voices telling three version of the same story. A guy on a personal mission Colton, an FBI pro-filer Reston and then the serial killer they both are after. Colton has lost someone to this killer and has been tracking him from State to State as well as trying to stay one step ahead of Reston. But as the trail heats up the killer abducts another victim. Can they find her before it’s too late?In my opinion you have three stories being told by three different voices or three MC telling ‘talking’ during the same book is difficult for the best authors to pull off. And this author just didn’t do it. This story left me confused and frustrated before I got passed the third chapter. Which led to skim reading, or turning in my first DNF. I never understood how a ‘normal’ guy could keep posing as this or that to get the families to talk and the FBI not catch on? I also got no empathy connection with Colton even though this is ‘his crusade’ He just comes off has another two-bit dime store P.I. I did enjoy the getting the inner working of the serial killer, obviously not the rape, killing part, but how we got there. I was given a copy of this copy in exchange for an honest review by Crystals Many Reviews

  • BooksandBeyondFiftyShades
    2019-04-19 05:49

    Short Ride to Hell is three stories entwined into one amazing book. You are first introduced to Brantley Colton. Brantley is on a mission to find the person that took away a very important person in his life. You don’t find out until later in the book as to the how’s and why’s of Brantley’s crusade. When you are let in on the answers everything about Brantley becomes Crystal Clear.Next, you meet John Reston. John is an FBI profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer. John has no idea about Colton being on the trail of the serial killer. However, Colton is very aware of John and is always working to stay one step ahead. Lastly, you are introduced to the serial killer and get a first row view of his life. We learn what turned him into the monster he has become. The only question that remains is who will find the serial killer first John or Colton?The Books was absolutely amazing from the opening paragraph I was hooked. Short Ride to Hell is fast paced with violent tendencies. I became invested in this book and could not wait to find out how it ended. Believe me when I say you will be extremely shocked at the ending.

  • Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
    2019-04-02 06:57

    This was very good. But it was a difficult read. I never could get used to the style, in the sense that it it wasn't a page turner for me. I had to take breaks. But, the style aside, it was still a good book.There are 3 points of view.The killersBrantley Colton (friend of victum looking for vengence) and the FBI agent John RestonI had a hard time with the switch between characters. But each character was well developed, and interesting.Parts of this story are brutal. The serial killers actions are not all off page. Some are detailed. If this is a trigger for you, you might want to avoid. This isn't a romance. Not even a little. There is consensual sex. MM with Brantley and MF with the killer. No budding romance between Brantley and John either. John is strait...and...well, never mind, spoilers.The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars, was it was a slow read for me. It was extremely interesting, and I enjoyed it.

  • Pennie
    2019-04-16 00:11

    Rodd Clark paints a dark and vivid imagination for this 'Short Ride to Hell' mystery. I have read 'Rubble and the Wreckage' which was a very entertaining read so I just had to get my hands on this one and I wasn't disappointed.The adventure for Brantley Colton starts off this epic journey down a tiresome dark road. His nightmare were over and he could feel the humid wetness sticking to his body through a blood drenched shirt. The dead man was not far away in his rear view mirror. Did he leave any evidence behind him at 'The Winter Glade Motel? Was he losing control of situations past? And was it really over?An involving story-line that lures an emotional and exciting turn of events. Taming secrets indulge a literal and suspenseful thriller as face to face realities set into a mindful game of continuous directional change. Twists and turns unfold into an epilogue of uncertainty. Anxiety forms a plagued decision as the reader meets a climaxing ending.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-27 23:10

    Setting this one aside for now. I can't get into it.

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  • Erin
    2019-04-11 03:46

    “Many are strong at the broken places.” Author Rodd Clark lifts his epilogue from Hemingway, and it fits several of the characters in this spare, haunting crime thriller. SHORT RIDE TO HELL is the story of killers, and survivors: Brantley Colton, a walking dead man, is stalking a serial killer. Karen Whitten is an unpretentious waitress who by novel’s end has begun to see deep into the soul of two men. Rust Eyler is an unrelenting sexual murderer, broken in all the wrong places. John Reston is a cold-eyed FBI profiler with instincts sharp as a knife edge.All four of these people move around each other in a slow dance; three of them meet at last in a gripping thriller whose plot is best raveled out not here, but by the reader. True to his instincts, Clark is able to push a tale almost to the breaking point. His most recurrent words in this present work seem to be “broken” and “void.” And yet there is a tenderness here too, teased out by the sympathetic character Karen who once feared she might be a wall flower. But in the deep heart of the writer, she becomes a “shy flower” in the “sweet grass.”I would be remiss not to mention the seeming lack of a skilled editor in the present work. I think a re-release and new editor would only enhance this brilliant writer’s reputation as a creator of remarkable criminals. I give the novel five stars for its memorable portrait of men in the grip of crazed passion, in words that gnaw at the gut.