Escape the Night

Escape the Night

by Richard North Patterson
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Escape the Night by Richard North Patterson

"Intricate . . . Intelligent and menacing." The Boston Globe
By the bestselling author of "Degree of Guilt," an inescapable tale of suspense, scandal, and shock too terrifying to put aside as it draws you into its vortex of unforgettable characters and shattering events.
Peter Carey is the son of privilege -- and an heir to terror. Poised on the brink of power over a mighty family dynasty, he is also the victim of a recurring nightmare that suddenly becomes all too real. The twisted force that had claimed his parents many years before now stalks him too. But the key to his survival lies locked deep in Peter's own mind. And he must discover it before the final night closes in. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345334015
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1986
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 407,727
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.92(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Richard North Patterson is the author of over 20 bestselling novels, including Protect and Defend and Degree of Guilt. A number of his books tackle controversial issues such as late-term abortion and capital punishment. In addition to fiction, he is also a political commentator and has appeared as a guest on Good Morning America and other programs. His articles have appeared in The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other major publications.

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Escape the Night 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is classic RNP material. The book spans three generations of characters with intricate development. RNP is the intelligent reader's version of John Grisham. Are you bored by typical courtroom Grisham-style drama? Need something more than James Patterson's 3 page chapter books? Step up to Richard North Patterson. This was one of his best. I also recommend Degree of Guilt and Private Screening.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
language, explicit descriptions. not for me. wasted $2.00 oh well next time I will check the library first to see if they have the author and then I don't waste the money.
BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
Set in the 1950’s is about three generations of a family book binding/publishing business.  The first third of the book is the back setting of the story and describes how the grandfather, John Carey, built up the business. He had two sons, Charles and Phillip, who were total opposites in personality and how he drove them to compete against each other.  When Charles married, he found that the woman he married never wanted children.  When their son was born, she rejected him, Peter, completely.  To compensate, Charles devoted himself to Peter. Between Charles falling in love with a woman that wasn’t his wife, and who John thought was totally wrong; Phillips unacceptable activities and finally the death of Charles and his wife in a car accident, Peter has a challenge to grow up. This is a very involved story and if you like extreme details about the characters, this will make great reading.  It also has some historical details to help lend it to the time setting.  So if detailed reading and a bit of history are your cup of tea, this book will satisfy.
kadeegan13 More than 1 year ago
I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.  I will admit that I had no idea that this was a re-release of Escape the Night.  While I found it to be very well written, I found it very sloe to read.  I am not sure what didn't click with the story,but something didn't work for me.  I would recommend this book, as I am sure it will be a enjoyable read for some..
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review. When I first started this book I was kind of wondering where it was exactly going, but as the story progressed I was finding myself wondering would Peter ever recovery from the death of his parents.  Peter had a semi happy childhood, until he was about five or six I can not truly remember his age that is when he loses his parents in the most tragic way. Then we read on to where he has grown up and now owns a majority of the company his grandfather owned. Not only that Peter seems to be missing part of his memory of when he lost his parents and because of that he has nightmares.  This is when the story really starts taking off. We read on how Peter tries to go on with his normal life of running a business and being in a relationship but little does he know one who is close to him has secrets of his own. Now there is a shady character who has always had it out for the Carey's and what he did in the past carries on to the present. Everything comes together in the end and I did find myself coming to enjoy the book more than I expected to especially after the rocky first part for me. There is a lot of different things going on in the book especially descriptions and what not. If you can look past that then this may be a book you enjoy. There is a bit of thriller, suspense, murder.  There is some graphic sex scenes nothing too bad but just a heads up.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so convoluted and hard to follow. The writing style consists of run-on sentences with carefully placed commas and semi-colons to give the reader the nuance of being complex constructed ideas. NOT! The story is too preposterous. I do not recommend this book.
Par4derry More than 1 year ago
The language was too rough for me. I only read a few pages. I can't understand why the "F" word is some important to writers that they need fill the dialog with that word. It is very offensive to me.
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pageturnerMB More than 1 year ago
Have not read this book but intend to.
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Wish nook gave one sentence cataloging for date published and page count. Even freebie reviews were confused over this family saga suggest sample neither chick flick or a beef jerky or twinkie cozy. Erotica? by one review.