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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,053 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Straub Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In his latest soul-chilling novel, bestselling author Peter Straub tells of a famous children’s book author who, in the wake of a grotesque accident, realizes that the most basic facts of her existence, including her existence itself, have come into question.

Willy Patrick, the respected author of the award-winning young-adult novel In the Night Room, thinks she is losing her mind—again. One day, she is drawn helplessly into the parking lot of a warehouse. She knows somehow that her daughter, Holly, is being held in the building, and she has an overwhelming need to rescue her. But what Willy knows is impossible, for her daughter is dead.

On the same day, author Timothy Underhill, who has been struggling with a new book about a troubled young woman, is confronted with the ghost of his nine-year-old sister, April. Soon after, he begins to receive eerie, fragmented emails that he finally realizes are from people he knew in his youth—people now dead. Like his sister, they want urgently to tell him something. 

When Willy and Timothy meet, the frightening parallels between Willy’s tragic loss and the story in Tim’s manuscript suggest that they must join forces to confront the evils surrounding them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[In the Night Room] offers a combination of gripping plot, well-drawn characters, and philosophical depth…A rewarding read for horror junkies and deep thinkers alike.”

    Bookmarks Magazine

  • “Moving briskly while ranging from high humor to the blackest dread, this is an original, astonishingly smart and expertly entertaining meditation on imagination and its powers; one of the very finest works of Straub’s long career, it’s a sure bet for future award nominations.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Inventive and moving.”


Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mark | 2/17/2014

    " OK, I read popular books to find out what makes a book popular. One thing that makes a book popular is to be written by an author who is already popular. Thus, reading the book is a waste of time. I stopped reading this story (at the big long weird email for those who care) and am not going to bother with it any more. Whatever made Straub famous, this book would have been unpublishable except for that reputation and market access. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lorraine Norris | 2/16/2014

    " Slow first half, interesting when Willy n Tim meet up. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sara | 2/14/2014

    " I do not get this book. Very slow read. Too much going on at once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/8/2014

    " This is an older book that I picked up at the local library sale for $1. really enjoyed it! "

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