The Shortcut - The Newest Psychological Thriller by Richard A. McCullough

What Do You Do When Your Shortcut Turns Out To Be The Long Road Thru Hell?
The Shortcut by Richard A McCullough
The Shortcut by Richard A McCullough
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Pasadena - California - US


PASADENA, Calif. - Feb. 21, 2014 - PRLog -- "The Shortcut", the newest controversial psychological thriller released by Tipping Point Publishing vividly shows us a possible experience in the desert where nothing appears to be as it is - or is it?  The author Richard McCullough treats us to an evening you will not soon forget, a night where shadows have fangs and imagination reigns supreme.  Written in a style that would make Edgar Allen Poe proud and cause Stephen King to leave his lights on.

There is sometimes a fine line between what is and what appears to be, between sanity and the world on the other side of the veil. The desert is a very strange and mysterious place.  You can't believe what you see and only half of what you hear.  It's all illusion.

Reviews for “The Shortcut” reflect that mystery, that other worldly realm:

“Although the desert can be big and beautiful in its emptiness during the daylight it can become quite a different and frightening place at night. You never know what's waiting for you out there.”  - -   Jessie

“It just keeps twisting and turning and the characters are so compelling. The writer grabs you and shakes the life out or you, and then….” - -  Karla Swanson

“This is a very creepy tale of a good idea gone bad, or maybe a bad idea in the first place. The couple in the story make a decision that leads them into a terrifying night of unexpected horrors…. this book catches your attention right from the opening sentences and keeps you glued in through to the final period. I really like the way the author keeps switching back and forth between scenes, leaving you with mini cliff hangers at every turn. You just can't wait to get back to find out what happens next.” - -  Barb C.

To download this provocative book today from Amazon, please visit

It is available to download for FREE February 22 thru 26, 2014.

About The Author:

Richard A. McCullough resides in Southern California with his wife and three children.  He began his writing career at age 10 with his horror story, “To Commit a Murder”, loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart.  Richard has completed over a thousand poems, dozens of short stories and the trilogy Vinegarroon.  His science-fiction novel Mirror Image, was awarded “First Runner-Up” in L. Ron Hubbard’s International Writers of the Future contest.  Richard McCullough believes:  Writers are crucial to the survival of a culture”.

"The Shortcut" is available on ( in Kindle formats.  From February 22 - 26 the Kindle version can be downloaded for FREE at

Annette Bellmer
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