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3.0010152284264 out of 53.0010152284264 out of 53.0010152284264 out of 53.0010152284264 out of 53.0010152284264 out of 5 3.00 (1,970 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Saul Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN: 9781423304395
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It has waited seven years for someone to come back to the rambling lakeside house called Pinecrest, which has stood empty since its last owner went missing. For upscale Chicago couple Dan and Merrill Brewster, the old midwestern manse is an ideal retreat, and for their kids, Eric and Marci, it’s the perfect place to spend a lazy summer exploring. Which is how Eric and his teenage friends discover the curious cache of discarded objects stowed in a hidden room of Pinecrest’s carriage house. The bladeless hacksaws, shadeless lamps, tables with missing legs, headless axe handle, and other unremarkable items add up to a pile of junk. Yet someone took the trouble to inventory each worthless relic in a cryptic ledger. The more the boys devote themselves to restoring the forgotten possessions and piecing together the puzzle behind them, the more their fascination deepens into obsession. When a horrifying discovery surfaces, so does the chilling truth about the terrifying events that rocked the town seven years before, the mysterious disappearance of Pinecrest’s last resident, and a twisted legacy with a malevolent life of its own…and a bottomless hunger for new victims. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 2/20/2014

    " Three close friends vacation in the pines for the summer. They discover a carriage house filled with interesting things. When in the house, they lose time and memory but are having horrible nightmares of murders. What gets them scared is murders start happening. They don't know if it is connected, but they can't seem to stop going into the carriage house. It was creepy, but not thrilling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martha J. | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoy pretty much anything by John Saul, but I was a little disappointed in this book. He could have taken the story in so many different directions and given us more history on Darby and Logan. The lack of history on those two characters definitely detracted from what could have been a really, really creepy story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thasc | 1/30/2014

    " An average sort of a story which was a bit difficult to keep up with at times. An intriguing ending though, I wonder if there will be some kind of sequel or prequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moriah Barach | 1/25/2014

    " Gripping mystery. Odd..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Hanson | 1/16/2014

    " Good book if you are a fan of serial killers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryam | 1/16/2014

    " Original idea. Unique characters. And the story was very well told. I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 1/15/2014

    " Interestingly different plot; it's the first John Saul book I've read. What happens to murder "weapons" and related objects is not something I'd ever thought about before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/15/2014

    " Suspenseful, very good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Mann | 1/14/2014

    " This was the first book by John Saul I've read and I have a new author I can now look for. It is creepy and I really liked it. I would reccomend this book to read around 4th of July for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 1/3/2014

    " The book was great until the ending. I felt like it was missing something. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacy Hortaridis | 12/7/2013

    " couldn't finish this book. Couldn't get into it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bill Fitzpatrick | 11/22/2013

    " Thought it was a stupid plot. Didn't even finish it; and that takes alot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisha Lavallee | 11/15/2013

    " i thought it was boring for the first ten chapters but after you get past all that its an excitingly thrilling horror story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Wyatt | 11/14/2013

    " Awesome! Usually the endings of sauls books piss me off but I really like how this was summed up. I also enjoyed the twist in the middle of the book having to do with the objects. It helped to keep me intrigued and I was eager to continue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mae | 11/3/2013

    " It was a really creepy book for me.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 10/2/2013

    " An excellent page turner, especially for the beach. Grisly, and supernatural. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Urmysweeti | 8/5/2013

    " This book was fantastic. I especially liked it because it was about serial killers. In the end it got a little too bloody for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 11/3/2012

    " Embarassed to admit having read this. But an easy, fun summer read. Not bad considering the source. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/27/2012

    " I enjoyed reading this book! It is right down my alley! I love John Saul as he is such a great author! My dad use to read his books as well when I was a child. Now I am starting to read his books as well! This is a great addition! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal Amo | 7/10/2012

    " The wonder of what the spirit of these criminals can do..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn Mateo | 4/23/2012

    " Started off very slow and predictable, and continued to be predictable......until the bizarre, far left field, "what the hell" moment ending. I didn't like the end, waaaayyyyy to unrealistic and just not good. Didn't connect to the plot AT ALL! Very graphic as well. But overall, it was ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kana Marley | 3/19/2012

    " This book provided an absorbing, fast paced, thrilling tale that would captivate any horror lover. This book is to die for (literally). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Misty Middleton | 11/19/2011

    " it was good, not great "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 10/18/2011

    " I like some of his other books much better. This one was rather too violent for my taste, although the main idea was fairly engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alissa | 7/26/2011

    " This is classic John Saul. I love his work! One of my all time favorite writers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Nesbit-comer | 5/31/2011

    " Creepy and great "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 5/30/2011

    " Chilling, so scary that I had to quit reading it in the middle of the night! If you like a Jack the Ripper type book - go for it! Good suspense in the beginning but by the end of the book you just want it to get it over with! It's too much blood and gore for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin Crazy | 3/4/2011

    " March 2011 Group Read in the John Saul Lit Group. I read this when it was first released in 2006, but I actually enjoyed In the Dark of the Night better the second time around. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rob Jeremiah | 10/31/2010

    " Do not read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 8/31/2010

    " The story was interesting enough to keep me reading, but I was not thoroughly happy with the ending. Not sure why, but it left me feeling less than satisfied. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 8/23/2010

    " I vacationed in Wisconsin when I was a kid too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shoe | 4/7/2010

    " Good horror book, fast read, nothing too disturbing that makes your stomach turn. I liked it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Britny | 1/6/2010

    " Didn't care for the ending.... otherwise would have been a better book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 11/7/2009

    " Pretty good... kept my interest for this type of book. I'm on a John Saul kick...I have a few more here I guess I'll read since they are quick reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisy | 8/17/2009

    " Another awesome book by John Saul. I couldn't stop reading. It's just the suspense that keeps you going in all of his books. "

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About the Author
Author John Saul

John Saul is the author of several bestselling books, including Suffer the Children, Midnight Voices, The Manhattan Hunt Club, Nightshade, The Right Hand of Evil, The Presence, Black Lightning, Guardian, and The Homing. 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, Washington, and Maui, Hawaii.

About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”