An attempt on her life cause a wife to say ok lets move to california. The house they buy is right next to a cemetary where strange things start to happen in the house. Another great Noel HYnd story, that made me laugh out loud at times.
This was my very first mystery/suspense novel. This book had me on edge. Highly recommended.
Really great read full of suspense, ghosts, angels, and murder. A terrific book!
Great read ! Page turner id like to witness someone reading this book in just a few hours lol ,not!
From Publishers Weekly
Bill and Rebecca Moore are an ordinary middle-aged couple raising two children in suburban Connecticut when an unsuccessful attempt on Rebecca's life by a mysterious stranger leaves her with a nasty case of post-traumatic stress. To help her recover, Bill suggests a move to L.A., where they buy and renovate an old house in a posh neighborhood. It seems, however, that the house hosts a particularly persistent ghost named Ronny, an ex-actor who apparently has emerged from the small private cemetery adjacent to the backyard. When both children disappear from the house with no sign of forced entry, LAPD gumshoe Ed Van Allen suspects the Moores of murder, although Rebecca gamely tries to convince him the ghost did it. Turning the implausible into the possible as the case unfolds, Hynd lets the evidence build to a genuinely terrifying climax that features earthbound criminals as well as a not-so-subtle example of divine retribution. The author rarely diverts from the conventions of formula, but his slow unveiling of supernatural events and of the emotional lives of his characters is so believable and authentically rendered that the story line ensnares readers nonetheless. This is yet another adroitly crafted thriller from Hynd, who in recent books has managed a crossover from political thrillers (Flowers from Berlin) to horror (A Room for the Dead) with style and aplomb.
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For Bill and Rebecca Moore and their two children, the move to Southern California is a dream come true. Surrounded by gracefully swaying palm trees, their new neighborhood is truly a place apart - an oasis of serenity in the lost paradise that is modern Los Angeles. Nearby is a star-studded cemetery, a tribute to the myth and glamour of a Hollywood that has never really died. There is even an eerie legend attached to the Moores' house that they find very quaint and atmospheric.
Until their son and daughter vanish without a trace...
How far would you go to get your childern back?A terrifying tale and every paret's worse nightmare.
great book couldn't put it down read it in a few hours.