Black Creek Crossing

  • by John Saul
  • Narrated by Lee Meriwether
  • 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For most of her young life, 13-year-old Angel Sullivan has been on the outside looking in, enduring the taunts of cruel schoolmates and the angry abuse of a bitter father. Then Angel's family moves to the quaint town of Roundtree, Massachusetts, where a charming home is available, a promising job awaits Angel's unemployed father, and most of all, the chance to make a new start beckons to the shy, hopeful teenager. But when she is shunned by her new classmates, Angel falls deeper into despair. Until she meets Seth Baker (a fellow outcast), and a fateful kinship is forged. It's Seth who tells Angel the unspoken truth about the legacy of murder that hangs over her family's home and the whispered rumors that something supernatural still dwells there. Uncertain whether the stories are true, and desperate to escape the torment of their daily lives, Angel and Seth devote themselves to contacting whatever restless soul haunts the dark recesses of Black Creek Crossing. But once they have begun, there is no turning back.
Guided by an anguished and vengeful spirit, they uncover the shocking events and centuries-old horrors that lay buried beneath the placid veneer of Roundtree. And along with the ghastly revelations comes a terrifying power, one that feeds upon the rage of the victimized, turning the basest impulses and most dangerous desires into devastating weapons. Now, the closer Angel and Seth are pushed toward the edge by their tormentors, the deeper they descend into the maelstrom of dark forces they've unleashed...and the more unspeakable the hour of reckoning will be.


What the Critics Say

"Remarkably gratifying horror yarn." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Twist of Fate

A twist of fate for two young people who are outcast by the "popular" crowd and a house that welcomes their pain enough to share a dark a mysterious secret. If you like suspense then this is a good book and the ending shows you that sometimes - things come back to a full circle.
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- Irene

Black Creek Uncrossed

Interesting story, rather poorly done. John Saul's writing always seems childish on tone to me, not just because he is writing about children, but the narrative has that characteristic. This book is no exception.

It may be because of the abridgement, but characters don't grow, but jerk between one personality set and another.

The ending defies logic. There is nothing in these childrens' rather nebulous characters that would lead them to that action.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2004
  • Publisher: Random House Audio