Second Child [NOOK Book]

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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.

One hundred years ago, in the beautiful village of Secret Cove, Maine, on the night of the annual August Moon Ball, a shy and...

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Overview

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.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307768049
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/3/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 76,806
  • File size: 3 MB

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2000

    compelling and breathtaking

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    John saul

    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!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Great read

    Great read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Read this book

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Cant wait to read the end!! MegaNpanda; ;p

    Cant wait to read the end!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    Disappointing!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Second Child-John Saul

    I liked this book. It starts out with 15 year old Terri losing her mom and step dad in a mysterious fire in their home. She then goes to live with her real dad,step mom, and lil half sister Melissa. Melissa is 13 and is abused by her mother and to hide from it she let's her imaginary(or so it seems imaginary) friend D'Arcy take control of her body. Terri soon fits in with all the other rich kids leaving Melissa feeling lonlier than ever with the other kids picking on her. Day by day things turn out for the worse and Terri has Melissa convinced she is doing bad things blaming it on D'Arcy. Don't want to give too much away but as you can tell Terri is the evil sibbling! This is the first book I've ever read by John Saul and I liked it. I've read a lot of reviews for his books some good while others not so good. So just like me you'll prolly have to find out for yourself if you like his books.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Click here please

    Is it a good book for a nine year old

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Great Book

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Such a good book!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Amazing

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Unsure

    Im only twelve should i read this?

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Scary

    Creepy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Excellent, scary read

    This wa smy firs John Saul novel, amd I couldn't put it down. I've now read many more of his novels, but this was by far my favorite.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2011

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    Raining day Ghost story

    It has a bunch of shocking twists and that amusing ghost story added to it. Perfect for a rainy night all alone in the dark. But not so bad where you cant sleep...Second Child had a satisfying ending. Something that left me with a deep breath of that "All's well that ends well" .... But then with what really happened to all the others, I was sad there was no part 2....

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

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    highly recommended

    like all of John Saul great book read it in one week.

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  • Posted November 26, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Second Child

    This was a great book from cover to cover. I really enjoyed the storyline and the originality. I also enjoyed all the characters and little side bar stories to go with the book as well.

    If you like John Saul, then you will really enjoy Second Child. It is a very well written book and it keeps you on the edge of your set.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    Good Read

    This was a really good read. It held my attention and never got slow. I'm a little disappointed in the end because there are so many unanswered questions, but I still really liked the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2008

    A reviewer

    I read this book some years ago, but didn't recognize the title when I picked it up from the library recently. No matter. Although after reading a few pages, I quickly realized I had read the book before, I still found it an engrossing read. This isn't my favorite John Saul book, but on the other hand I've never read one that bored me. Despite his one-dimensional characters, it is his fast-moving, twisting plot that keeps me glued. I only wish he could write his books as fast as I can read them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2006

    felt to much like my own life

    1 star for holding my interest to the book, the second star for the sympathy to the characters. I've read many John Saul books and this one felt too close to my own life. I hated this one. Third star goes to John Saul himself for writing another book that grips you to finish reading his book,otherwise I would have left it at 2 stars.

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