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From New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry comes a standalone supernatural thriller, Ink, about a memory thief who feeds on the most precious of dreams.

Tattoo artist Patty Cakes has her dead daughter’s face tattooed on the back of her hand. Day by day, it begins to fade, taking with it all of Patty’s memories of her daughter. All she’s left with is the certain knowledge she has forgotten her lost child. The awareness of that loss is tearing her apart. 

Monk Addison is a private investigator whose skin is covered with the tattooed faces of murder victims. He is a predator who hunts for killers, and the ghosts of all of those dead people haunt his life. Some of those faces have begun to fade, too, destroying the very souls of the dead. 

All through the town of Pine Deep, people are having their most precious memories stolen. The monster seems to target the lonely, the disenfranchised, the people who need memories to anchor them to this world.

Something is out there. Something cruel and evil is feeding on the memories, erasing them from the hearts and minds of people like Patty and Monk and others.

Ink is the story of a few lonely, damaged people hunting for a memory thief. When all you have are memories, there is no greater horror than forgetting.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin

©2020 Jonathan Maberry (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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  • Nichole R. McCarthy
  • 21-11-2020

Monk Addison's new fan

I am a Joe Ledger fanatic, so I wasn't sure about letting another man from Mayberry' universe into my life, but mix some Monk with Pine Deep and you have me riveted. Another fantastic story I didn't want to put down. Ray Porter's performance and Johnathan prose are the peanut butter and chocolate of the audiobook world. I can't praise this book enough. Wonderful on all accounts and makes me want more Monk.

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  • Luke
  • 19-11-2020

Incredible!

This book may be the best one I have ever experienced. I am not able to write a review that could even begin to do this book and performance justice. It is one hell of a ride!

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  • Jeffery D. Giuliani
  • 22-11-2020

What a sick, twisted genius Jonathan Maberry is

I don't know how authors like Jonathan Mayberry and Steven King come up with these stories, but wow what a good one this is. I admit there are a couple hours toward the beginning where it seems long in the tooth. However, it is worth the setup for the payout at the end. Ray Porter was the perfect choice for this book. He is the master and brings it to life. Come join us on Facebook at "50 Shades of Ray"

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  • Lee McGinnis
  • 19-11-2020

Wow

Another great one from Maberry and Ray Porter is always great this duo never disappoints.

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  • Hepcat89
  • 17-11-2020

Amazing!

I LOVED this story and how all the backstories blended in. The characters were so REALISTIC. Mr. Porter is, as always, a Master Storyteller!

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  • Jeri
  • 01-12-2020

Loved the return to Pine Deep!

I loved this book! The story was original, and Ray Porter was his usual excellent self.

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  • Canlyn62
  • 30-11-2020

very dark.....

I have listened to nearly ALL of Jonathon Maberry's work, and this is BY FAR the most disturbing and the darkest. Ray Porter.... hats off to you, and I hope to God you didn't have nightmares. My husband even commented, "This is not the usual stuff that you listen to...."

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-2020

Hauntingly rich

Heart pounding action, robust characters, adult themes, and a storyline you will never forget. Great!

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  • Chicken
  • 03-12-2020

Not great, desperately needs the fat pruned

It's a great idea, the overall concept of this book, but the execution is unfortunately dull. I like this author very much, but I can't recommend this one unless you like reading stuff that's repetitive and may put you to sleep. Though there is some cool action in this book, it's much more meditative in tone than some of Maberry's other books. I was expecting a taut thriller, but I got a stretched-out thriller with moments of genius that were few and far between, stuck between chunks of boring word salads. The narration is good, Ray Porter always delivers, but the characters aren't as compelling as those found in many of Maberry's other stories. I do like that it's in Pine Deep. It features some of the characters from the outstanding Ghost Road Blues trilogy, if only in very peripheral roles. Pine Deep is such a crazy place, which is shown so well in Ghost Road Blues, Dead Man's Song, and Bad Moon Rising. On that note though, if you aren't familiar with those characters, specifically the secret of Mike Sweeney, the finale may seem pretty random. I would only recommend it with that caveat to anyone who wants to take the plunge.

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  • Anonimous
  • 02-12-2020

Outstanding

Outstanding work and story from a master story teller. Ray Porter did another outstanding job with his narration as usual. Cannot wait for the next Joe Ledger story Relentless.

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  • Gavin Cooksley
  • 02-12-2020

An amazing spookily twisted tale!

With a depth of atmosphere and a pace that just keeps you listening, monk's journey and investigation is a thrill ride through a dark world with even darker characters. With narration that expressed so much it was a pleasure to listen to. In Every twist and turn the story goes to some dark horrendous places building atmosphere throughout forming a full vision of pine deeps location's and settings. will always make me watch out for anyone with a fly tattoo! Awesome book and the Lord of the flies a unique horror character bringing something fresh and unique into such a repetitive genre. Jonathan Maberry gets a gold star for this one!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-11-2020

Inky Blow Flys

I have the Pine Deep trilogy on Audio and in book form and love them. I though this future version of Pine Deep would be similar. The story was good with two of the original from the trilogy, Malcome Crow and Mike Sweeny. Everything was great, and then WHAT! it ended. I thought tere was somethig missing. Why didn't Crow, Mike (the police) with Monk follow up the address they had, battle the perp (Lord of the Flys), He would get away leading to the ending. I was so disappointed it seemed as though JM had got fed up and just wrote any ending. Even so worth a read

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