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The Uninvited PDF, ePub eBook While on vacation in Thailand in 2004, Owen Decker lost his wife to a tsunami and barely escaped with his own life. From that moment on, he has been deathly afraid of the water. Then he receives an invitation to attend a company retreat on the CEO's private island in the Bahamas. Owen sees it as an opportunity to move on, to confront his fears and conquer them once and for While on vacation in Thailand in 2004, Owen Decker lost his wife to a tsunami and barely escaped with his own life. From that moment on, he has been deathly afraid of the water. Then he receives an invitation to attend a company retreat on the CEO's private island in the Bahamas. Owen sees it as an opportunity to move on, to confront his fears and conquer them once and for all. But something is waiting on the island; an evil beyond comprehension. Once again, Owen is running for his life. And on this island, there aren’t many places to hide.

30 review for The Uninvited

  1. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    If your standards for horror books are moderate to high, don't read this book. I just finished the book and have no idea to what the title refers. I don't think it's some deep meaning--I think its title is meant to sound "cool". If it does have a significant meaning, it's never explained in the book. The book needed a better editor. Can I write any better? No, but in addition to spelling mistakes, much of the narrative is clunky and repetitive. Warning--MINOR spoilers: The monsters in this book are If your standards for horror books are moderate to high, don't read this book. I just finished the book and have no idea to what the title refers. I don't think it's some deep meaning--I think its title is meant to sound "cool". If it does have a significant meaning, it's never explained in the book. The book needed a better editor. Can I write any better? No, but in addition to spelling mistakes, much of the narrative is clunky and repetitive. Warning--MINOR spoilers: The monsters in this book are former humans. You never find out exactly why the humans turn into monsters. I think the author came up with a silly idea, and because he couldn't explain it, he decided to ignore a definitive explanation entirely. Here's a plot summary. Guy travels to island. People turn into monsters. He runs to the woods. He runs to the house. He runs to the woods. He runs to the house. He runs to the beach...And so on. I didn't care too much for the characters. Their actions were oftentimes dopey. The monsters were nonsensical. And the book leaves too much hanging. Not in a clever, make-you-think-way. It's more like the author has as much clue as to what's going on as the reader does. So, I guess I should give this book one star--but I'll give it 2 since I've read worse.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Paula

    This book grabbed me from the first page and just kept going. I haven't read a book like this in a long time and I thought it was well done. Owen is depressed and having a hard time coping with the death of his wife after a sunami while they were on vacation. As manager of a top selling toy store, he is invited to spend a week all expenses paid on a private island with the owner and other top store managers. Owen's psychiatrist thinks it's a great idea and would do him good. The island is beautif This book grabbed me from the first page and just kept going. I haven't read a book like this in a long time and I thought it was well done. Owen is depressed and having a hard time coping with the death of his wife after a sunami while they were on vacation. As manager of a top selling toy store, he is invited to spend a week all expenses paid on a private island with the owner and other top store managers. Owen's psychiatrist thinks it's a great idea and would do him good. The island is beautiful and Owen thinks he may enjoy it but after waking up with a terrible hangover from the night before, he can't find anyone. Then to his dismay, he stumbles upon a creature dressed as one of the wait staff eating one of the guests. There are three left on the island who have not been mutated into horrible human eating creatures and they are trying to escape. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't wait to pick it up again. I do wish the ending had more as to what happened to the island and the mutants afterwards but was a good read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    DAISY DISNEY

    I loved the cover of the book and I was expecting this to be a horror novel. I love zombies and I did like that element of the story. However it just didn't have enough action for me. I think maybe if there had been more characters with more depth I would have enjoyed it more. It just wasn't to my liking very much. If you like books that have zombies to it you might enjoy it. The descriptions of the zombie like creatures were great.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kristina

    It was scary and fast paced but I did not like how it ended. No closure and lots of unanswered questions.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mimi

    I actually read this book because I keep some backups on my nook app in case I don't have room for the actual books I'm reading (yes, I'm one of those people who reads multiple books at a time. Bad habit, but I prolly won't stop lol). The overarching story was interesting and was really the only reason I finished the book. In my (admittedly very snobby but inexperienced) opinion, I thought the writing was bad and the dialogue was all super general (I'm certain at some point the author wrote Owen I actually read this book because I keep some backups on my nook app in case I don't have room for the actual books I'm reading (yes, I'm one of those people who reads multiple books at a time. Bad habit, but I prolly won't stop lol). The overarching story was interesting and was really the only reason I finished the book. In my (admittedly very snobby but inexperienced) opinion, I thought the writing was bad and the dialogue was all super general (I'm certain at some point the author wrote Owen's name instead of Dixon because their dialogue wasn't individual enough) and there were so many similes/comparisons to the most random things that were so far removed from the topics at hand that I was constantly scratching things out and rewording sentences in my head. Also ... I do not hate love stories, but this book had like three of them and they were all annoying. I get Owen being sad about his dead wife, but then there was the nice, bossy girl back home and the manly, sexy chick on the island. The girl back home was the most superfluous character ever. I guess I didn't mind him being into Jessica but it seemed like the most sudden thing ever for a guy who was not nearly over his dead wife. Anyway.... Those are just some things that bothered me. Maybe other people appreciated the love story part. In my opinion it distracted way too much from the actual plot. Those cat demon people needed to be around a lot more than they were. I could've done with some more of them and less with knowing how Owen felt when he touched Jessica's boobs. I DID want Owen to end up happy and alive. I just wish the love story had been a little better embedded into the plot, if that makes any sense. He seemed less like a guy having trouble getting over his dead wife and more like a guy who kept every woman he met on the line (not that it sounded like he did before the story started, but during the story it felt that way). The source of the mutations was especially disappointing because there's still a huge "WHY?" hanging over it. How did it get that way? Science, supernatural, curse? Seriously, this was why I was reading the book and there was no answer. There was some historical background on the island where I felt I could have found the answer if there had been more written regarding that. Anyway, I'm afraid I sounded mean, but that's just how it is sometimes when you have high hopes for a book and it's just not what you wanted. The cat demon encounters were scary, if not often the same, and the fact that every little noise "sounded like a gunshot" to Owen got a little old. I did like the escape part at the end when Owen finally gets to the yacht (although I didn't care for the actual end, but as with everything else that's really my opinion), because there was more focusing on the fear of it not being as clean a getaway as I initially thought. There were several parts like this in the book, particularly the beginning before you really figure out what's happening.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rosann

    The book was ok, the author kept up a very nice pace that kept me interested in the book. Though I would have like to read more "history" on the Island where the characters were trapped and hunted. The only history the author gave was what the Spaniard soldiers reported "hearing" the island from a distance.. men screaming in pain ( but ) not from fighting but from being tortured, and when the capt of that ship sent a boat of of his (reluctant) crewmen to "investigate" all they heard was those cr The book was ok, the author kept up a very nice pace that kept me interested in the book. Though I would have like to read more "history" on the Island where the characters were trapped and hunted. The only history the author gave was what the Spaniard soldiers reported "hearing" the island from a distance.. men screaming in pain ( but ) not from fighting but from being tortured, and when the capt of that ship sent a boat of of his (reluctant) crewmen to "investigate" all they heard was those crewmen screaming in pain and were never seen again. Along with the what the name of the island meant in English " Possessed" That was the history of all rolled up. I really would have like the author to give a more detailed story on the island.. like, how the people were cursed, or what they discovered to make them change into the raving animals they became in the story ( not just the story/legend) as noted above. Then of course the characters in the book were trying to make guesses on how these people changed, and the only conclusion they could come up with was......water. But again, here the author still didnt pin point it stating ..YES, it was the water that changed. Just guesses with no verified proof. So this is why Im rating this book ( even though it was good) 3 stars........because there is no history or verified conclusions as to how people turned into cannibalistic animals

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kellie Ann

    When i read the synopsis of this book i thought the premise was pretty awesome. As i read it, it proved to a nifty idea with a lot of promise. The detailing of the creatures was great and some of the situations were pretty original but for the most part as the book went on it seemed to be kind of repetitive. The book was mostly about the characters running not about them taking action which was kind of disappointing. The main character (Owen) was well developed but the supporting characters coul When i read the synopsis of this book i thought the premise was pretty awesome. As i read it, it proved to a nifty idea with a lot of promise. The detailing of the creatures was great and some of the situations were pretty original but for the most part as the book went on it seemed to be kind of repetitive. The book was mostly about the characters running not about them taking action which was kind of disappointing. The main character (Owen) was well developed but the supporting characters could of been worked on a little more. If you could get over the repetitiveness of the running and the lack of action it was entertaining read, however as you read through it to the ending the story kind of fizzles out and dies. This book had a lot of potential and even like how Jonathan Daniel writes, i just feel that book was worked on too fast, that with time it could of been a lot better. The characters could of been worked on more and the ending could dragged and not just ended. I see what Jonathan Daniel was trying to do by making the main character face is fears and once he did that i think he just ended threw a paragraph or two to close the book when he could went more of a story.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda

    This was a fast-paced read for the most part. The only thing that dragged it down in a few places was the running back and forth across the island to the same places. Otherwise, I enjoyed it and was on the edge of my seat. I read until 3am just to find out if anyone would get off the island alive. I won't tell you. You'll have to read it for yourself. The zombie-esque type creatures were scary. But they really weren't zombies. They were people who were morphed into something non-human with the t This was a fast-paced read for the most part. The only thing that dragged it down in a few places was the running back and forth across the island to the same places. Otherwise, I enjoyed it and was on the edge of my seat. I read until 3am just to find out if anyone would get off the island alive. I won't tell you. You'll have to read it for yourself. The zombie-esque type creatures were scary. But they really weren't zombies. They were people who were morphed into something non-human with the taste of flesh by a contagion on the island. And just to ratchet up the tension there were sharks between the humans and the only way to safety. The main character was likeable but had his faults. Made him even more human in the sea of inhumanity around him. I'd definitely give this one a read if you like horror and zombie type novels.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lectus

    What a waste of.... everything! Via http://onlectus.blogspot.com/2013/05/... What the heck? This is supposed to be a horror book but... wait, yes, I was horrified by the lack of horror in it. Owen is in the Bahamas and wakes up to find people eating each other. Why? Is there something on the island that turned people into zombies? Technical descriptions without feeling is all I got: how a lung hanged from a bloody hand. The narrative is too repetitive: I already got the point, people were eating ot What a waste of.... everything! Via http://onlectus.blogspot.com/2013/05/... What the heck? This is supposed to be a horror book but... wait, yes, I was horrified by the lack of horror in it. Owen is in the Bahamas and wakes up to find people eating each other. Why? Is there something on the island that turned people into zombies? Technical descriptions without feeling is all I got: how a lung hanged from a bloody hand. The narrative is too repetitive: I already got the point, people were eating other people, thank you very much. Owen teams up with other survivors and the rest of the story is about them running from one place to another.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    This story could have been amazing, and judging by the cover art and the synopsis I was expecting to be swept off my feet in a breathtaking horror book. But, I was disappointed. The book left more questions than ones that were answered, and I found myself skimming for something significant to happen. I wish the author had put a little bit more of themselves into this novel. As it was, it felt like it fizzled out at the end.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Laura Prendergast Simonelli

    The Uninvited by Jonathan Daniel (Goodreads Author) While on vacation in Thailand in 2004, Owen Decker lost his wife to a tsunami and barely escaped with his own life. From that moment on, he has been deathly afraid of the water. Then he receives an invitation to attend a company retreat on the CEO's private island in the Bahamas. Owen sees it as an opportunity to move on, to confront his fears and conquer them once and for

  12. 4 out of 5

    Emily Chiaravalloti

    The cover of the book looked like something out of a horror film, but I know they say you cant judge by their covers. This book was free on my kindle so I gave it a go. The book was easy to follow, buy I wish their would have been further information about the "beasts". Part of me almost thinks that he had a nightmare or is schizophrenic, but that was never mentioned. The book was pretty interesting, although I am not sure I would recommend it my friends.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    I started reading this and instead of doing anything else, I couldn't put it down! Right when you think the character is going in one direction, you're taken somewhere else completely, and when you least expect it, something else happens! You have to read this book if you like this genre because you won't be disappointed!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jessie Wilkens

    There were some great aspects to this story, but the ending was so unsatisfying I felt angry and cheated. I think I would have also preferred a greater focus on the horror story and less on Owen's affections. I had the impression this was meant to be turned into a movie. If that ever happens, I hope they re-work the ending.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    I really enjoyed the book as I was reading it- the anticipation was great and I was genuinely scared the whole time but I felt that the ending was anti-climatic. After all that had happened I was really expecting, at the very least, to know what would become of the island. Overall it was OK, but I sorta, kinda feel like it boosted me up and then let me down.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Nichole

    This book was AWESOME. I really enjoyed the entire thing, and loved the suspense. It's been a long time since I have read a book that I flew through like this one, I couldn't WAIT to see what happened!!! Great book!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Started out really good and kept my attention but towards the end it just seemed like it was repeating the same thing over and over and it felt like the book would never end. I found myself skimming pages instead of actually reading them.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Kuhtz

    Super suspenseful and scary. I read it very quickly because I couldn't put it down.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Flower

    I thought this book would be scary, but it was not. Sort of a sweet understory and good enough ending.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lis

    Pretty good short story. Kept me on edge the whole time I was never sure what was going to happen next.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Postiglione

    Don't waste your money.

  22. 5 out of 5

    KATRINA S CORNWELL

    Edge of seat Very fast paced with lots of twists and turns. Wish there was some resolution, I felt ideas just hanging at the end.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    This was ACTION PACKED from the first few pages till the last page. Very fast read, well written thriller! Scary and suspenseful!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kinley Daniel

  25. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra Godfrey

  26. 4 out of 5

    Gary

  27. 5 out of 5

    janet hudson

  28. 4 out of 5

    Bob

  29. 4 out of 5

    David Ross

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ian

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