Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
--Edgar Allan Poe
How far would you go to bring them back?
After witnessing her parents' death, nothing is the same for Rachel. Her sister abandons her to the lonely halls of Saint Cyprian's Psychiatric Hospital, never suspecting what might come of this desperate act. It was for the child's own good, after all. But lurking in those isolated passages came spirits of the damned, bearing gifts to forsaken children: a book of prayer summoning unimaginable evil, whispering unspeakable promises.
Nearly two decades on, terror grips the sleepy island community of Catalina when its residents go missing one by one. But Rachel knows the secrets behind those who find themselves vanished. She knows the past can never be forgotten; it can only be appeased.
If you enjoyed the heart pounding thrillers by Dean Koontz and Leslie Wolfe, or the twists and turns found in works by Kiersten White, you'll love this chilling novel of secrets, lies, and diabolical revelations.
"There's a dark side to sunny 1970s Catalina Island, and in Nine Zero One Three Tim Roderick lures the reader straight into those shadows. This chilling journey through the tangled threads of the living, the dead, and those who are neither leads to the questions: What do certain people really want, who can they trust to help them get it, and who wants to stop them? The answers are definitely not what you expect. What you can expect is an intricately woven plot that grips you and takes you on a deep, dark journey. You've been warned." ★★★★★
~~Laura Perry, author of The Bed, Jaguar Sky, and The Last Priestess of Malia
"The dark holds many secrets. In 1970's California, a time of sun and sexual revolution, no one expected the evil that lurked in the shadows of a small island town. Timothy Roderick's chilling new work Nine Zero One Three takes us into a dark world that mixes madness and the supernatural. Thrilling and unsettling, you won't want to put this story down. Timothy's nerve-shredding premise is that evil shows up in the least likely forms--in the innocuous, in the everyday. Nine Zero One Three will leave you looking over your shoulder." ★★★★★
~~Chris Allaun, author of The Black Book of Johnathan Knotbrisle
"Very well written and well developed.... I have read many books of this genre and this is the only one that actually SCARED me. Excellent read!!! Highly recommended." ★★★★★
"Scary Gripping, Excellent! ...Timothy Roderick did it again in writing an exciting, nail biting, and gripping novel! It was hard to put it down. " ★★★★★
"Timothy is a great author and no matter what he writes he finds a way to keep you hooked and wanting more...." ★★★★★
"Timothy is one of those authors that provides a gripping story from cover to cover. I found I was turning pages non-stop...." ★★★★★
"Scary, but the good kind! Nine Zero One Three was full of suspense and twists. If you're looking for some haunting fun, you're in the right place."
"The story was multi-layered and left me guessing up to the end. A scary and fun read, for sure!" ★★★★★
Enjoy the prequel to
Nine Zero One Three:
One Crooked Thing.
One Crooked Thing
Just Keep Telling yourself it isn't real....
Something sinister has followed Ren Larson home through the dark winding roads of Los Angeles. Since investigating a series of murders, it has made its presence known. It murmurs in shadowed hallways. It watches from mirrors and whispers to his six-year-old child. It waits.
His doctor says he’s got a case of war nerves. His housekeeper warns of a malevolent spirit, maybe only folklore from her Caribbean childhood. But no one can stop the foul thing, she says, until it devours the soul for which it hungers—a soul ripe with a secret sin.
“Crooked doesn't begin to describe the depth, texture, and complexity of the storyline in One Crooked Thing. What's real? What's imagined? And what's beyond imagining, but must be believed anyway? In this intricately developed tale of the psychological and the supernatural, Timothy Roderick has woven together strands from Renaissance Germany, the timeless Caribbean, and mid-20th-century America into a novel that will leave the reader breathless, wondering what might creep out of their own closet, basement, or mind."★★★★★
--Laura Perry, author of The Last Priestess of Malia, The Bed, and Jaguar Sky
"...this one scared the hell out of me like no other book has."★★★★★
"You will find it hard to put down. It was totally gripping from the first page to the last!"★★★★★
"...a composite thriller that comes into terrifyingly sharp focus toward the end. This is a real tour de force for the writer, and a lot of eerie fun for the reader."★★★★★
"It was a suspenseful page turner from the start. Warning though: do not read this before going to bed at night!"★★★★★
"Freaky, scary and exhilarating all at the same time. I’ll never look at a nun the same way.... beware, it’ll take some time to shake off the goosebumps!"★★★★★
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish! A well told plot and storyline with dark and horrific undertones. Expertly written to keep you constantly guessing, totally engaged, and repeatedly turning the pages. I recommend this one to all horror fans."★★★★★