From the author of the films Lake Dead, (After Dark Film's 8 Films to Die For) and Farmhouse, Daniel P. Coughlin's Ted's Score is a shocking, suspenseful tale of a depraved, ax-wielding serial killer. When beautiful Jules Benton, a seventeen year old senior, goes missing after the spring formal dance in the small town of Watertown, Wisconsin, her father, Richard Benton, becomes suspicious of Jules' boyfriend, David Miller and his involvement with her disappearance. When Richard confirms his suspicions, the brutality of his capability consumes him and soon David will find out what that means. Unbeknownst to David or Richard, a serial killer by the name of Ted Olson has more to do with Jules' disappearance than anyone might suspect. As Jules' whereabouts unfold, the truth begins to bleed from a dark place. And the authorities have begun to smell the criminal acts committed. Murder and mayhem catch up with the slow pace of this ordinary Middle American town when evil, perversion, and death mislead these simple folks into a disastrous wave of crime that spirals out of control. All the while, Ted collects his score.
“In his own dark, twisted way, Coughlin reminds us that under the right circumstances, anyone is capable of murder." --Bloody Disgusting
“Written in a direct, fast-paced prose and packed with tension and despair, Ted's Score is a must-read for fans of classic horror stories and admirers of literature that explores serial killers and their psychology. Also, the novel works well in its portrayal of real-life horror: it can be way closer than anyone suspects. Pick up a copy today.”--HorrorTalk
"Ted's Score is grim, disturbing, visceral old school horror that exposes the dark underbelly of a small town and all the awful things that crawl there. It'll get under your skin. And stay there." --Tim Curran, Author of Graveworm and Cannibal Corpse m/c
"Daniel P. Coughlin terrifies me. Not his writing. Him. He's scary. But you can tell it through his writing. He writes stuff that's scary because it's too true. And too human." --Brian Alan Lane, Screenwriter: Star Trek Next Generation