59 Hours

Adult
Rated 5.00/5 based on 10 reviews
59 Hours, a short (12,000 plus words), dark thriller.
Some lives last from less than one hour to over one hundred years.
Others bloom, wilt, and die in 59 hours. Settle in and meet Frances and Michael.
Edited July 2012. More

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Words: 13,140
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476140469
About Robert Schobernd

Hi, I publish my writing as Robert Schobernd.
My wife and I have three children, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. When I'm not writing we share the work that an extensively landscaped yard requires. Our home is in the Midwest, northeast of St. Louis Mo.
Currently I have seven ebooks published at Smashwords. Six are in the crime category and one is a love story.
My crime stories started with a trilogy character study detailing an assassin’s rise and fall. The trilogy title is Irrevocable Change and the individual books are: Reverse Metamorphosis, The Assassin Evolves and The Devil's Homecoming. These stories are about coarse criminals and focus on the life experiences of an assassin. The language is rough and the actions are explicit. The story involves murder, torture, rape, and incest. Please don’t read the books if you are repulsed by these actions.
The first series I’ve written is the Carter A. Johnson novels. They depict a vigilante who invokes double jeopardy on criminals he determines to be guilty. The first is, The Blonde Heiress, a novella length introduction to the series. The second novel is The Dogtrot Murder. The story follows the prison internment of a wife convicted of killing her husband and Carter’s efforts to free her.
In another change of genre I wrote a short, very dark thriller, titled 59 Hours. I’ll give you a hint; some people bloom, wilt and die in fifty nine hours.
Even the love story has a crime as the catalyst for love to be tested and eventually triumph. The title is Choices: Karolyn's Story. It will be published by the middle of March, 2014. This novel was originally published as a short story The Agreement but has been expanded to let the characters grow.
My next work in progress is the third Carter A. Johnson novel. The title is Cape Abigail and its setting is Maine.
Thank you, I hope you enjoy my stories.

Bob

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Review by: I. Readalot on Sep. 23, 2014 :
I'm a big fan of this author's writing. The editing in this short is very good, better than the average found here in my opinion. The characters are not your average people. But who wants to read about boring average folks. The setting is rural on a small farm. The time is when men wore hats and police cars had the single bubble gum looking red lights. The main characters even drove a Studebaker and stole a Hudson. I won't tell you more because I don't want to ruin it for you, but it's a very dark but different and good read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Clair Roxanna on Sep. 12, 2014 :
59 Hours is a spellbinding story of a young farm girl with a vague past who strikes out on her own and meets a devious man with as many secrets as she is hiding. Kept me turning pages so I could reach the surprise ending. A great short read and I heartily recommend it .
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Lillith Dunn on July 25, 2014 :
Wow! When I read the description for this I detected it might be a little spooky. I just couldn't imagine how dark it would be in the end. A great short story with a surprise ending.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: ml4949 on Jan. 09, 2013 :
Schoebern's writing is powerful and very evocative. He handles the different points of view and a non-linear chronology with ease. His character's thoughts and ways, the decors are believable and seem authentic. The scenario and events are stunning and not predictable.
Read it!
(review of free book)

Review by: Gerty So on Jan. 07, 2013 :
I highly recommend this book.....
(review of free book)

Review by: Gerty So on Jan. 06, 2013 :
I enjoyed this read....Great work....
(review of free book)

Review by: steve nolan on Nov. 17, 2012 :
A great short story that definitely holds your interest form beginning to the end which by the way was a complete surprise. I like this authors stile and would also recommend reading his other books.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Arlena Dean on Aug. 05, 2012 :
Author: R.E. Schobernd
Published By: R.E. Schobernd at Swashwords
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

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"59 Hours by R. E. Schobernd was a good short thriller that left you saying "OMG" I did not see that coming. I read this very fast definitely not putting this one down until the end (25 minutes).


For Frances...all she wanted to love... from her mother and then Michael...it seems like Frances thought she had found someone to care about her after leaving her mothers place...after showing up at her cousin's (Mikey) place...where he wasn't present but there was Michael Smith (a friend of Mikey) who was showing Frances love and kindness...only was this for real? Now, this is the time that I say you must pick up "59 Hours" to find out just what is going on. Has Frances found love and how does murder and bank robbing fix into all of this?

I like the way the author presented this short story because it really turned out differently from my thought pattern and that ending...Wow!

For a quick short thriller I would recommend "59 Hours" to you as a good read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Nora Lee on Aug. 04, 2012 :
For such a short story this is full of surprises. Boy, are these characters bad! I liked that the aurhor didn't place the year or location. In my opinion it could be any of a dozen or more states in or near the midwest and I placed it where my past experience took me. I like it and recommend it highly
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jay Patterson on Aug. 02, 2012 :
A good short read. Many twist and turns I didn't see comeing. Evil characters
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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