Second Child

Second Child

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by John Saul
     
 

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One hundred years ago, in the beautiful village of Secret Cove, Maine, on the night of the annual August Moon Ball, a shy and lovely servant girl committed an act so unspeakably violent that its legacy still lives. Now, the blood-drenched past of this small town is about to come to life once more—just in time for this year's August Moon Ball.  See more details below

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One hundred years ago, in the beautiful village of Secret Cove, Maine, on the night of the annual August Moon Ball, a shy and lovely servant girl committed an act so unspeakably violent that its legacy still lives. Now, the blood-drenched past of this small town is about to come to life once more—just in time for this year's August Moon Ball.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307768049
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/03/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
3,727
File size:
2 MB

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Second Child 4.3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 84 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept my wife and I up late at night scared and intrigued. It was my first John Saul novel. I am sure he has others that are good too. We highly recommned a companion when you read this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again, John Saul has produced a book of evil and mind chilling fear. A page turner, as always, and a must read, like all his psychological thrillers!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like john saul books. I read this when i was ten and i loved it. If you have a kid thats into more twisted mature kinda stuff id recomend this for them. I dont think this was ment for kids but im sure teenagers would enjoy it and its an easy read for adults. Overall it was great i loved how it was twisted and ocasionally gorey. Read it.
Queenzeke More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book and boy am I disappointed in the ending!!! Shame on you, John Saul! It's as if he just got tired of writing the story and decided to end it as quickly as possible. The ending is very anti-climatic and leaves you unsatisfied with too many loose ends. I've always enjoyed other books by John Saul but this one was a big disappointment.
Anonymous 6 months ago
He's my fav. Author. I love all his books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love love love this book! His best book to me.
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Lindsie More than 1 year ago
This book was chilling. In fact, I would say it is one of John Saul's best books. The book grabbed readers from page 1. From there on out its like you become glued to the pages. The Characters Phyllis is an overbearing mother who keeps a tight and dangerous grip on her daughter, Charles is the type of father that all children crave yet, he allows his wife to damage his daughter almost beyond recognition, Teri is the evil stepdaughter that reminds me of R.L Stine's character back in the day, and Melissa is the poor, emotional child who mystifies readers. Character development is great in this book. If you find yourself getting emotional because of the actions of the characters than you know its a good book! The Plot The plot was well done. The storyline was quite original. It was characteristic of Saul's early work (which this one is). Quite frankly, I like his earlier work better than the ones he did later in life. All in all, this was a great book that kept me clinging to the pages. I needed to know what was going to happen and that made it hard for me to put the book down. For those who enjoy a creepy, page turning story that stirs your heart than I would choose this one! Rating: 4.8 Courtesy of MyLoveofBooks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Melissa is a character you root for the entire book ; however after all the sloggging through all the nastiness you have to go through with her you want a satisfying ending. And this book does not deliver. The ending is rushed, with loose ends everywhere. What a shame.
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This is an absolutley amazing book!!!! When I began reading it I couldn't put it down!!!!!!!!!!! I luv thi,is book and recommened for tween+
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I read this book years ago and again recently. This is such a good book and very addictive! I would get so mad on behalf of the little girl, Melissa.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book even though im only 10. This is my second john saul book. I also read comes the blind fury which was just as good. I just couldnt put this book down. I had to see what happened next. It was very suspensful and vivid. If you liked this book i would recomend fear street books.
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Creepy
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