Kidnapping runs in the Adison family in author Christopher Graves' new novel Sinner, but a potential victim with a lot to live for is looking to escape the clutches of the latest killer in what has become a seriously twisted family tree. With Graves' new thriller out now in paperback and for the Kindle, we've been provided with an excerpt from the new novel that may have you checking your back seat the next time you sit behind the wheel.

To read an excerpt from Chapter 12 of Sinner, click the cover art below, and visit Amazon and Graves' official website to learn more about his new psychological thriller, which is based on his award-winning screenplay of the same name:

Sinner synopsis: "Written by Christopher Graves, the psychological thriller is inspired by the Bald Knobbers, one of the most feared gangs of vigilantes in 19th century America. Its prologue opens in Douglas County, MO, just 50 miles from the Bald Knobbers’ first meeting on April 5th, 1885 in Kirbyville. Readers are taken back in time to the year 1887, where Minerva Yates lies on a dusty patch outside her local brothel waiting to die. Met with enormous misfortune, she and her bevy of soiled doves are the latest targets of the infamous Bald Knobbers. Paul Adison, a teenage member of the group, stands mask-less between his disguised counterparts—surrounding the terrified young women who fear the worst. Declaring his devotion to the Word, Paul initiates the act of moral justice, dragging the sinful women to their deaths.

Now, more than a century later, a devilish character emerges from present-day Eastern Pennsylvania. Clad in a goat-horned hoodie, middle-aged Zeke is a modernized version of his Bald Knobber grandfather, Paul Adison. Speaking almost exclusively in verses quoted directly from the King James Version of the Bible, Zeke believes his crusade has been ordained by God himself, which gives him the ultimate consent and mandate to capture and cleanse. As he encounters more and more “tainted” souls in and around Pennsylvania throughout SINNER, it becomes clear this malevolent serial killer will stop at nothing in pursuit of his moral quest. Strong and colossally resilient female characters, like the flawed and severely destructive Sylvia and the scrappy, tenacious Dani, influence and propel Zeke’s entire journey."

About the Author: "Christopher Graves is an actor, filmmaker and award-winning screenwriter. His performance credits include Sneaky Pete, Divorce, The Blacklist, Shades of Blue, Nurse Jackie, as well as many network on-camera and voice-over commercials for national brands. He is the creator and writer of the comedic web series, With Friends Like These and the feature-length screenplay, Sinner, which was named Best Psychological Thriller Script by the New Hope International Film Festival. Graves lives in Manhattan with his wife and two judgmental Siberian cats. 

For more information, visit and connect with Christopher Graves on FacebookTwitterInstagramand Goodreads."

  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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