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Lost Boy Lost Girl - Peter Straub
Lost Boy Lost Girl
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A woman commits suicide for no apparent reason. A week later, her son -- beautiful, troubled fifteen-year-old Mark Underhill -- vanishes from the face of the earth. To his uncle, horror novelist Timothy Underhill, Mark's inexplicable absence feels like a second death. After his sister-in-law's... show more
A woman commits suicide for no apparent reason. A week later, her son -- beautiful, troubled fifteen-year-old Mark Underhill -- vanishes from the face of the earth. To his uncle, horror novelist Timothy Underhill, Mark's inexplicable absence feels like a second death. After his sister-in-law's funeral, Tim searches his hometown of Millhaven for clues that might help unravel this mystery of death and disappearance. He soon learns that a pedophilic murderer is on the loose in the vicinity, and that shortly before his mother's suicide Mark had become obsessed with an abandoned house where he imagined the killer might have taken refuge. No mere empty building, the house on Michigan Street whispers from attic to basement with the echoes of a long-hidden true-life horror story, and Tim Underhill comes to fear that in investigating its unspeakable history, Mark stumbled across its last and greatest secret: a ghostly lost girl who may have coaxed the needy, suggestible boy into...
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781588363169 (1588363163)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Edition language: English
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
2.0 Not that ghostly....
When a single tree fills your lens, the rest of the forest takes on a degree of abstraction. - Chapter 15 This book was just ok. The ghost story was a bit weak and not that scary. In the first sentence, we find out that Mark's mother is dead. She killed herself, apparently over guilt for not help...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
It was fine, but I could guess where it was going, and it didn't fill me with the horrified delight of Ghost Story or Shadowland.
Jenvera
Jenvera rated it
4.0 Lost Boy, Lost Girl: A Novel
I like it, but I was not sure about the ending.The story was great!
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