When eight people go on a cruise in the Bahamas, they plan to swim, sunbathe and relax. Getting shipwrecked is definitely, not in the script. But after the yacht blows up they're stranded on a deserted island. Luckily for them, their beach camp location has enough fresh water and fire wood, and there's enough food to last them out.
Just one problem remains as they wait to be rescued – they are not alone. In the jungle behind the beach there's a maniac on the loose with murder in his heart. And he's plotting to kill them all, one by one...
Written by Bob Milne 2014-05-01
As Richard Laymon novels go, Island is definitely one of his lesser works. It's a shame, because it seemed to have so much potential for the patented Laymon brand of bloody carnage and lustful insanity. I mean, here we have one sexually frustrated young man and four scantily-clad women, all of whom are stranded together on a tropical island, with a sadistic murderer on the loose, and a possible traitor within their ranks. While we do finally get a glimpse of the twisted potential in the last ... (more)