The Captive Condition by Kevin P. Keating….Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway



A seemingly idyllic Midwestern college town turns out to be a nexus of horror in this spellbinding novel—emotionally and psychologically complex, at once chilling and deliciously dark—from a thrilling new voice in fiction.

When Emily Ryan is found drowned in the family pool, pumped full of barbiturates and alcohol, a series of events with cataclysmic consequences ensues. Emily’s lover, a college professor, finds himself responsible for her twin daughters, whose piercing stares fill him with the guilt and anguish he so desperately tries to hide from his wife. A low-level criminal named The Gonk takes over the cottage of a reclusive elderly artist, complete with graveyard and moonshine still, and devises plans for both. His young apprentice, haunted by inner demons, seeks retribution for the professor’s wicked deeds. The town itself, buzzing into decadent life after sundown, traps its inhabitants in patterns of inexplicable behavior all the while drawing them toward a night in which the horror will reach its disturbing and inevitable conclusion.

Delving into the deepest recesses of the human capacity for evil, Kevin P. Keating’s masterful novel will captivate readers from first to last.

Book links:
Amazon.com  |  Goodreads



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About the author:

unnamed-27After working as a boilermaker in the steel mills in Ohio, KEVIN P. KEATING became a professor of English and began teaching at Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland State University, and Lorain County Community College. His essays and stories have appeared in more than fifty literary journals, and his first novel, The Natural Order of Things, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes’ Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. His second novel, The Captive Condition, will be released by Pantheon Books in July of 2015. He lives in Cleveland.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinpkeating

Kevin P. Keating’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, August 24th: Wildfire Books
Tuesday, August 25th: The Steadfast Reader
Wednesday, August 26th: Mallory Heart Reviews
Thursday, August 27th: More Than Just Magic
Saturday, August 29th: Books that Hook
Monday, August 31st: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Wednesday, September 2nd: Read Love Blog
Thursday, September 3rd: Sweet Southern Home
Friday, September 4th: 100 Pages a Day
Tuesday, September 8th: Book Chatter
Wednesday, September 9th: It’s a Mad Mad World
Thursday, September 10th: Kahakai Kitchen
Monday, September 14th: Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, September 16th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, September 17th: Books a la Mode – author guest post
Tuesday, September 22nd: Bibliotica


  1. This books sounds so good! Definitely my kind of book.

  2. will have to add this book to my TBR list

  3. isisthe12th says:

    The Captive Conditions sounds like a great read. I would love to read this book. Thank you

  4. Sound like an edge of your seat, emotionally charged book …i look forward to reading this one

  5. Sounds like a great dark read! Thank you so much for the chance!

  6. Sounds like a great read.

  7. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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