Fueled by praise I have read on the internet, I took out a book from the late Richard Laymon. It was Among the Missing. A very fast and steamy read with a deft juggling act of story threads designed to crank up the tension and keep you guessing until the end. It was a fast read though I feel that some of the misdirection was based on a cheat to the reader. I will have to find some of his other books.
Also reading Jack Ketchum’s short story collection – Peaceable Kingdom. Just finished the first story – The Rifle. Wow – that is a nasty and disturbing piece!