The Unloved

The Unloved

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by John Saul
     
 

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Lush, a deceptively tranquil, the secluded island  basks in splendid isolation off the South Carolina  coast—as does the Devereaux mansion, a once-great  plantation house now crumbling amidst the ancient  oaks. Now, for the first time in two decades,  Kevin Devereaux has returned here with his wife

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Lush, a deceptively tranquil, the secluded island  basks in splendid isolation off the South Carolina  coast—as does the Devereaux mansion, a once-great  plantation house now crumbling amidst the ancient  oaks. Now, for the first time in two decades,  Kevin Devereaux has returned here with his wife and  children to visit Kevin's hated, and frightening  mother. She said she was ill—but is that really why  the old woman has summoned the son she has not  seen in so many years? Suddenly, horribly, one of  the Devereauxs is going to die. And now, all the  dark secrets of this once-proud family will emerge  to wrap their evil around the unsuspecting  children. Until, in the shadowed corridors and  dust-covered rooms of the decaying old house, they learn the  true terror of The Unloved.

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"Saul has the instincts of a natural  storyteller."—People
Library Journal
At the request of his dying mother, Kevin returns to his childhood home with his wife, Anne, and their children, but the brief visit turns into a nightmare when his mother's death is followed by seven more-including the demise of Anne. Was her death really accidental? Is the old homestead cursed? Is Kevin's sister insane? Using a wide variation in tone and pitch, reader Sandra Burr adds to the ambiance created by Saul's riveting and descriptive tale by conveying the distinctive voices of a wide cast of characters. Burr's speech is accent free with the exception of a Southern drawl for specific players, and her delivery is paced to match each character's mood and personality. Professionally produced, with no distracting background noises. Though expensive, this program will be in demand by horror and Saul fans; recommended for public libraries.-Laurie Selwyn, Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553272611
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1988
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
358
Sales rank:
541,479
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 5.55(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

House of Reckoning is John Saul’s thirty-sixth novel. His first novel, Suffer the Children, published in 1977, was an immediate million-copy bestseller. His other bestselling suspense novels include In the Dark of the Night, Perfect Nightmare, Black Creek Crossing, Midnight Voices, The Manhattan Hunt Club, The Right Hand of Evil, Guardian, and Faces of Fear. Saul divides his time between Seattle, Washington, and Hawaii.

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Unloved 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Taffymc More than 1 year ago
This book will surprise and shock you. I love John Saul. His books always keep me on the edge of my seat and leave me wanting more.
ActorHottii More than 1 year ago
"The Unloved" is by far one of John Saul's best novels ever written! What starts out as sort of a slower, character developmental little tale, quickly plummets into true terror and insanity, leaving readers on edge till the last, chilling page. I, myself, could hardly ever put the book down, especially after getting towards the end when the horror turns into a thriller full of chases, death, and carnage. Don't miss out on this little gem of Saul's, you won't be disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Its a page turner! I could not put it down! His best novel to me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read 5 of Saul's books and I've liked one of them. The ending of this book was pretty much the same as the other 4 books I read and didn't like; it just seems like there is no true ending. This is definitely going to be my last John Saul book. It starts off a little slow, gets a lot better, than starts to get predictable and of course the ending is disappointing. I wouldn't recommend this book unless you like to read the same general theme over and over in different stories.
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I have read most of John Saul's books and the "The Unloved" is one of his best in horror and psychological thriller. His character development is terrific and the "unexpected" happens all through the book. Great premise for a "movie!" Be prepared to read it cover-to-cover without wanting to stop!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His books gets better and better
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Why do people tell the story of the book when giving a review? Note to all people that do this. A REVIEW is to say wether u liked the book, not to ruin it for us readers, who dont want to know what happens before we read the book!
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