Nightshade Author:John Saul Fifteen-year-old Matthew Moore seems to have a charmed life . . . until a mysterious fire forces his grandmother to move in with his family. The elderly woman insists on recreating the bedroom of Cynthia, her favored child who died tragically more than a decade ago. Soon Matt's life insidiously begins to change. At night he finds himself haunted... more » by nightmares of unimaginable terror. In the morning the smell of Cynthia's perfume seems to linger in his room. While his grandmother drives a wedge between his once devoted parents, Matt transforms from a gregarious teenager to a hostile loner. Then a shocking tragedy shatters the family beyond repair--as a horrific shadow from the past takes on an implacable life of its own, clawing toward Matt with ferocious hunger. . . .« less
This is such a great book. I read it in one day. I was so drawn in by the plot. It grabs you and keeps you very interested throughout the entire book. I have read other books by John Saul, but I think this is by far his best. I would recommend this to anyone.
This is a very well written book but at times it seemed repetitive. The characters are well defined and have great personalities. This was a quick fast paced read with a surprise ending. A classic Saul work.
Matt just turned 16, lives at home with mom, and stepfather. Things change drastically for the family when his grandmother & dead Aunt move in.
3 cassette's, approx. 5 hours. Read by Lee Meriwether. Very suspenseful. Authur: John Saul, need I say more????