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His crimes - unforgivable. His death - inevitable. His suffering - just beginning.

Obadiah Stark aka The Tally Man, is executed at ADX Absolom, his death sentence watched by the world's media, victim relatives and one investigative reporter, Joe O Connell. Penning an account of Stark's personal history and subsequent crimes in the hope of determining what elements make the sociopathic mind tick, Joe discovers clues and inconsistencies which cause him to investigate Stark's execution.

While this is happening in the real world, Obadiah Stark awakens to an afterlife where he has a wife and daughter bound to his childhood hometown. Following his natural predatory instinct, Obadiah proceeds to torment the town, committing multiple murders before being gunned down by the police. He awakens to find that everything has reset, with no one recalling his murderous spree a reality which offers no escape. As the scenes repeat, he is forced to submit to emotions he has never experienced before... and with it, a poisonous dose of morality.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:300 pages

    Hellbound Reviews

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Dec 22, 2016

    Obadiah Stark aka The Tally Man is the world's worst serial killer and he's heading for death by lethal injection, the supposed end punishment to his hideous rampage of torture and killing across two ...

  • Magdalena
    Jun 19, 2016

    Serial killer Obadiah Stark, aka The Tally Man, is executed at ADX Absolom. The executed is watched my media and relatives of the victim. One of the reporters there is Joe O'Connell who is planning on...

  • J. Kahele
    Mar 05, 2016

    At times, I found the altering POV’s, to be quite confusing. I felt if this story had only been through Obadiah Starks, POV, it would have been way more compelling. The writing was phenomenal and th...

  • Raven
    Jan 11, 2015

    Hellbound, by debut novelist David McCaffrey, quickly reveals itself as a serial killer thriller that goes beyond the normal tropes of the genre. Moreover, what transpires between its pages, is an int...

  • Angela DeSilva
    Jun 27, 2016

    Excellent read loved it!...

  • Sarah
    Sep 04, 2015

    Hellbound is an extremely dark, warped and twisted read.Even after reading the blurb to this book I did not expect the chilling ride this story would take me on.The story flicks between three people, ...

  • Elke
    Mar 29, 2016

    The premise of this novel had me hooked immediately: after execution of his death sentence, serial killer Obadiah Stark wakes up to find that he might not really be dead... Instead, he finds himself i...

  • Shannon
    Jul 22, 2016

    With a name that means Servant of God, Obadiah couldn’t be further from it, the world’s worst serial killer. Feeling nothing for his victims or their families. Adopting the name of The Tally Man d...

  • Linda Strong
    Mar 26, 2016

    Obadiah Stark (Tally Man) is a heinous, sadistic serial killer. He is executed with many witnesses attending, including Joe O'Connell, an investigative reporter. Joe has followed Obadiah's crimes sinc...

  • Robert Enright
    Jun 27, 2015

    Hellbound - My ReviewThis was a book I had wanted to read for a long time, having seen the wonderful review it received on Crime Book Club. The idea was right up my street, a very dark thriller about ...