DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Patrick Egan is a successful horror novelist struggling to parent his seven-year-old daughter, while also going through a strained marriage on top of that. Those should be his biggest worries right now, but he is in for something worse.
One morning Patrick wakes up to find out that his once-best friend, Mike Fallon, has escaped from prison after being incarcerated for eleven years for murdering his brother, James, and attempting to murder Patrick himself. Watching Mike get put behind bars should have been the last time Patrick had ever seen him, but now he has to fight to save not only himself, but his family. Patrick knows Mike wants revenge, but what he doesn't know is that Mike has a few more tricks up his sleeve, for he has a story too.
Long before the public viewed him as a monster, Mike was just a kid who wanted a friend. And for a long time, Patrick was that friend. Until he wasn't. Leading up to that night, a new question arises: Is Patrick the innocent one?
Justin Campana has been reading and writing since he was in elementary. When he found out he too could share his stories, the rest became history. When not writing, he can be found reading the latest thriller, hanging out with friends, or enjoying both old and new horror movies. He lives in New Jersey with his family.