The Downward Spiral of Adam Keir

The Downward Spiral of Adam Keir: A novel is a short slice of life dramatic suspense novel about an average man whose average life spirals rapidly out of control.

The Downward Spiral of Adam Keir
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Date started August 2nd, 2017
Date first released August 20th, 2017
Last updated December 28th, 2017 (Chapter 26)
December 22nd, 2017 (FicFun)
December 26th, 2017 (Other platforms)
Date completed December 28th, 2017 (Rough)
Rating Teen
Chapters 26
Word Count 70937
EPUB/PDF Download Unavailable
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A married man, 34-year-old Adam Keir lives in Chicago and works in a pawn shop with his best friend. On the side, he makes surreal videos. But recently, he's been the victim of a spell of artist's block. Neither his wife nor his friend are able to help get his creative juices flowing again, and he begins to lose hope in ever returning to his hobby.
Then, one day, he meets 19-year-old super-fan, Evangeline Thompson. Her support and apparent crush on him re-ignite his dwindling imagination, but his conflicted feelings about her growing obsession with him quickly twist it out of control. Not too soon after, he finds himself unable to tell what's real and what isn't. Just as he begins to think that things can't possibly get any worse, he begins to realize that Evangeline might not be wrong when she insists that her obsession with him is mutual …

A short slice of life dramatic suspense novel by Noƫlle McHenry about an average man whose average life spirals rapidly out of control.

Characters (in order of appearance)

Adam Keir (First Appearance: Chapter 1)
Larisa Keir (First Appearance: Chapter 1)
Jesse Waller (First Appearance: Chapter 1)
Evangeline Thompson (First Appearance: Chapter 2)
Tylor Sherman (referenced in Chapter 3)
Terrence Lyndon (referenced in Chapter 3)
Dr. Terry Frost (First Appearance: Chapter 14)
Dana Frost (First Appearance: Chapter 15)
Eric Dane (First Appearance: Chapter 24)


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

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  • Takes place in Chicago, Illinois.
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