59 Hours

Rated 5.00/5 based on 10 reviews
59 Hours, a short (15,000 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. Both of them have secrets to hide. One has a dark madness and shadows in their past, the other thrives on hellish needs. Which one will triumph over the other? More

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Words: 15,240
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781476140469
About Robert Schobernd

Hi, my wife and I have three children and five grandchildren. Our home is in the Midwest, USA northeast of St. Louis, Missouri.
My primary writing interest is in the crime, mystery, suspense, thriller genres. The Irrevocable Change Trilogy was my first published work, a character study of an assassin for hire. It delved into his personal and intimate relationships in addition to his chosen profession.
A vigilante series followed with the Carter A. Johnson Thrillers. There are currently four books in the series.
As a change of pace, I’ve also written a horror, action, adventure novel. Outnumbered volumes 1 thru 6 is a zombie apocalypse tale that details the long term decline of the human race after the initial apocalypse.
Thank you, I hope you enjoy my stories.
Robert Schobernd

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Review by: I. Readalot on Jan. 31, 2015 :
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 3 years after purchase)

Review by: Nora Lee on Dec. 01, 2014 :
For such a short story 59 Hours was full of surprises. Boy, are these people bad. I liked that the author didn't place the year or location of the story. In my opinion it could be any of a dozen or more states in or near the mid-west. I liked it and recommend it highly. It's scary but a great read.
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)

Review by: Jay Patterson on Oct. 17, 2014 :
An excellent short read. Many twist and turns I couldn't see coming. The main characters are pure evil and deserving of the worst outcome. I highly recommend it.
(reviewed 3 years 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 3 years 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 31 days 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!
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Review by: Gerty So on Jan. 07, 2013 :
I highly recommend this book.....
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Review by: Gerty So on Jan. 06, 2013 :
I enjoyed this read....Great work....
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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 4 months 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 4 days after purchase)

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