Hellfire

Hellfire

by John Saul

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Overview

The old mill has been silent for a hundred years, its dread secrets locked from view. Still, the people of Westover, Massachusetts, remember . . . and whisper of that terrible day when horrifying flames claimed eleven innocent young lives. The day the mill's doors slammed shut—forever.

But now, the last of the once-powerful Sturgess family is about to unlock those doors again . . . and unleash an elemental fury. For behind the padlocks, deep within the dark, abandoned building, a terrible vengeance waits. A vengeance conceived in HELLFIRE.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553258646
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1986
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Saul’s first novel, Suffer the Children, was an immediate million-copy bestseller. His other bestselling suspense novels include Perfect Nightmare, Black Creek Crossing, and The Presence. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling serial thriller The Blackstone Chronicles, initially published in six installments but now available in one complete volume. Saul divides his time between Seattle and Hawaii.

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Hellfire 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You're traveling and come across a bad accident. You know it was horrible but can't look away. And, though you might feel guilty about it, you're secretly hoping to see the bodies. This book is like that...it's not pretty, but you can't look away. One of Saul's best, and a personal favorite.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favourite John Saul novels. The plot of a 19th Century shoemill re-opening in the 20th Century as a modern shopping mall is a prelude to the plot of his serial novel THE BLACKSTONE CHRONICLES. Anyone with a love of history will see the allusion to the labor law reforming Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of New York state back in 1911. A young girl moves with her mother and stepfather to a house with a family that is not at all receptive to them. The ghost of a girl her age who perished in the shoemill factory becomes her 'friend', and tragic events are blamed on her. Suspenseful from beginning to end--what is the complete story behind the fire? What is the historical significance of the Sturgess family and various characters in the story? Will the mill be reopened as a mall, or will a malevolent force destroy this plan? Find out by reading this exciting novel.
readingrat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The creepy parts were good and I was pleased that the author was not afraid to kill off likable characters. Even though the storyline was a little weak and the characters were pretty two dimensional, I would be interested in checking out this author's more recent work.
susanbevans on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A riveting and moving page-turner. Once again John Saul delivers a supremely terrifying novel.
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His books are great, but enough with the main characters being a kid , that is being bullied unmericfully. Just about every one of them, has that theme.
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A really good book. Couldn't put it down.
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I enjoyed this book. It was the first John Saul book I have read. There was a surprising twist near the end.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great, I thought it was one of Saul's best works. So far I have read about 10 of his novels and am trying to read them all, but I know once I do I'll never find another writer like him! The ending is very very chilling and suspenseful, this bok kept me guessing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just started my 15th book. And plan to add the rest of his books to my collection. Just hope he keeps it up. Considering I'm a very picky reader. Once you start this book, you won't be able to put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the 3rd book I've read by John Saul and it was great! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
With John Saul's books, you can't tell whether the ending will be perfectly happy, or strangly sad. His endings are never the same, and are always surprising. This book is no exception. It's been about a year since I read this one, so I don't remember much about it, but I do know I liked it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best book i've ever read!! It was so unpredictable, and I was shocked when something happened that I didn't think he would make happen. I couldn't put this book down until I was finished. This is the one book I would recommend to ANYONE! Like it says one the back of so many of his books, 'John Saul has the natural instincts of a great story teller.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy reading Stephen King, you will also enjoy Saul. At no point in the book did I ever lose interest and while sitting at work kept trying to sneak a few pages in.