It’s been thirty years since the terrifying abduction of twin sisters Rebecca and Molly Underhill by a deranged man who lived in a cabin behind their house in upstate New York. Fearful of retribution against their family, the girls kept the incident secret. Rebecca, now a painter and art... show more
It’s been thirty years since the terrifying abduction of twin sisters Rebecca and Molly Underhill by a deranged man who lived in a cabin behind their house in upstate New York. Fearful of retribution against their family, the girls kept the incident secret. Rebecca, now a painter and art teacher, and alone since Molly died of cancer, suddenly begins getting strange and anonymous text messages—the first with just her name. Is Molly trying to communicate with her? Not possible, thinks Rebecca, who’s never believed in God or an afterlife. And it couldn’t be their attacker from so many years ago; he was imprisoned for a similar crime at about that same time. Surely he’d still be in jail or dead by now—wouldn’t he? But things get stranger. Rebecca’s art student Francis, an autistic savant, gives her a series of paintings he’s done. Rebecca, with increasing dread, realizes the sequence of scenes depicted in the paintings match the nightmares she’s had every night since the horrific ordeal three decades earlier. How could Franny know? Is it a ghostly warning of some kind? Unnerved, Rebecca spills the whole frightening account of the abduction to her ex-husband and friend, Michael, who, dismayed by the story, vows to help sort out the mysterious texts and disturbing series of paintings. What happens next is a frightening rollercoaster ride that builds up to a soul-shattering climax that will leave the reader checking the locks on their doors and windows…
Publish date: September 4th 2012
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages no: 286
Edition language: English
Just meh.... The story was ok. A young girl and her twin sister experience and trauma and decide not to tell anyone. Thirty years later, the still living sister is confronted by reminders of the event. Is the monster coming back? I found the story a bit boring and predictable. There were moments...
What I thought:that the book began well. The author managed to capture my attention and keep for a while.for a book with a predictable storyline, it seemed too long. We knew that Whalen was coming back, that he would be abducting Rebecca and try to kill her. Yet the story was more than 200 pages lon...
Vincent Zandri's "The Remains" is a thriller of the first water. As noted in the title, I finished it in a single night; I simply could not stop reading!Zandri's protagonist is Rebecca Underhill, an art instructor. As a young teenager, she and her late sister, Molly, were abducted by one Joseph Wi...
Def. not my favorite Vin Zandri book, but I really did enjoy this. It took a bit for it to really get going, unlike ALL of his other books I have read, but once it did, it took off in the classic writing style Vin. I already plan on continuing with his other books. This one was a 4 star to me, but i...
This book was a little blah to me...I like a strong woman and I did not see that much with her, She wasn't whiny or irritating just not a very memorable character. The book was worth reading if you have nothing else to read.