Ring by Koji Suzuki
Gorgeous Japanese thriller with a chilling supernatural twist. The novel that impressed the cult Japanese film and the Hollywood blockbuster of the identical title.
Asakawa is a hardworking journalist who has climbed his manner up from local-news beat reporter to author for his newspaper’s weekly journal. A power workaholic, he doesn’t take a lot discover when his seventeen-year-old niece dies immediately – till an opportunity dialog reveals that one other wholesome teenager died at precisely the identical time, in chillingly related circumstances.
Sensing a narrative, Asakawa begins to research, and shortly discovers that this unusual simultaneous sudden-death syndrome additionally affected one other two youngsters. Precisely one week earlier than their mysterious deaths the 4 youngsters all spent the night time at a leisure resort in the identical log cabin.
When Asakawa visits the resort, the thriller solely deepens. A remark made within the visitor ebook by one of many youngsters leads him to a specific vidoetape with a portentous message on the finish:
Those that have considered these photos are fated to die at this actual hour one week from now.
Asakawa finds himself in a race towards time – he has solely seven days to search out the reason for the youngsters’ deaths earlier than it finds him. The hunt places him on the path of an apocalyptic energy that can pressure Asakawa to decide on between saving his household and saving civilization.