For upscale Chicago couple Dan and Merrill Brewster, the old midwestern manse is an ideal retreat, and for their kids, Eric and Marci, it's the perfect place to spend a lazy summer exploring - which is how Eric and his teenage friends discover the curious cache of discarded objects stowed in a hidden room of Pinecrest's carriage house.
The bladeless hacksaws, shadeless lamps, tables with missing legs, headless axe handle, and other unremarkable items add up to a pile of junk. Yet someone took the trouble to inventory each worthless relic in a cryptic ledger. It has all the makings of a great mystery - whispering, coaxing, demanding to be solved.
But the more the boys devote themselves to restoring the forgotten possessions and piecing together the puzzle behind them, the more their fascination deepens into obsession. Soon their days are consumed with tending the strange, secret collection - while their nights become plagued by ever more ghastly dreams - nightmares that soon seep into reality.
And when a horrifying discovery surfaces, so does the chilling truth about the terrifying events that rocked the town seven years before and the mysterious disappearance of Pinecrest's last resident - a twisted legacy with a malevolent life of its own...and a bottomless hunger for new victims.
©2006 John Saul; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"[An] undeniably creepy horror chiller." (Publishers Weekly)
"Foster gives just the right touch to Eric and his friends while at the same time perfectly rendering the story's growing tension." (AudioFile)
Since joining audible,i have been lucky to have picked some dam good books.
My favourites being horror and crime and thrillers.Again this book did not disappoint,it amazes me how they come up with great story lines like this,its a creepy tale set in the heart of woods and lake land in a creepy old house,disturbing in parts and graffic, i loved it well written, well narrated
Great story line, again, spoilt by narration being unreal and robotic.
There has to be a better way to have these surely?
Love audio books but American narrators spoil it with their hammy overacting.
Marian Keyes books are funny to listen to and the narration doesn't grind my gears like these ones.
"Could not put it down"
This audio held my attention from the first chapter to the end. it was full of surprises, twist and turns. Loved it!
This is one of his best books, kept me on edge till the very end
"Twists and turns"
Yes, I would listen to it again because I enjoyed the base of the story.
It starts off very slow and the mother is VERY difficult for me to deal with.
I thought that he did a good job of immersing you in the story so that you can see it.
The Doctor so that I could ask him why. I would be fascinated to hear his answer.
"Sadly disappointed "
This has to be one of the worst books ever. I would not recommend this to anyone.
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