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Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They're well aware that the first 48 hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark's youth, he knows that, too; he's seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend.
That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen - the one from years ago, found dead after also disappearing under mysterious circumstances. And then there were the animals: pets gone missing out of yards. For years, the residents of Deer Valley have murmured about these unsolved crimes...and that a killer may still be lurking around their quiet town. Now, fear is reborn - and for Stevie, who is determined to find out what really happened to Jude, the awful truth may be too horrifying to imagine.
©2017 Ania Ahlborn (P)2017 Tantor
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"A beautiful and deftly wrought horror story...Readers will be engrossed and thrilled right through to the chewy final twist." ( Publishers Weekly starred review)
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By SD on 03-06-17

Devil Crept In

I keep looking for a writer I can turn to now that I've pretty much read all the Stephen King books, but I'm still looking. I found this book to be not very different from others of the genre, nothing new or horrifying, or maybe I'm just jaded after reading horror and mystery for decades. There was nothing out of the ordinary in this book and several times I was annoyed by the main character, rather than feeling sympathy. The writer did seem to catch sibling interaction fairly well, and the reader managed to get the edge in those interactions. The reader was good and handled the material well.

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By Jay on 02-15-17

Excellent New Horror

I'm always on the look out for a new horror author like Nick Cutter for example. there are way too many horror titles being released that are simply put, crap!

This book however did not disappoint. it is the best new horror title I've read since HEX. it has some similarities to a few other titles released in the past year bit the writing is much better. This book really did remind me of old King yarns like IT and Salem's Lot.

If you are a fan of scary stories with some decent character development and excellent word pictures, give this one a try. it is absolutely worth the credit!

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