Book Reviews of The Right Hand of Evil

The Right Hand of Evil
The Right Hand of Evil
Author: John Saul
ISBN-13: 9780449005835
ISBN-10: 0449005836
Publication Date: 5/2/2000
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 207 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
Reminded me a bit of the old gothic novels. But without the romance, which I never liked anyway. Great read.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of the best John Saul books I have ever read. About a family that inherits an ancestial home , where the worst imagined evil lives. I could not put this one down until I was done, then longed for more. Horror in John Saul style. 5 stars.
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Helpful Score: 4
read this book and it scared me so bad i was up in bed just scared. I got through it but will never pick up another john saul book LOL I am too chicken to handle it.
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Helpful Score: 3
Loved this book! A classic from this author. Great plot, believable characters. Read it through in one night!
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Helpful Score: 1
This isnt my favorite John Saul book. It was just ok. The last few chapters were a little too bizarre and not at all believable.
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Don't turn out the light.............Jast as their troubled marriage is breaking up.....The Conway inherit a home that has been in the family for more than a century. Eager to make a new beginning the family moves to this home but the house has a life of its own....It has been abandoned for 40 years and is surrounded by thick trees and secrets are about to be revealed to uncover the family's past. This is an exciting drama with unbelievable terror.
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the Conways move they think it is a new beginning buth the house has a life of its own... It has a long dark history---a grim bloodline poisoned by suicide, strange disappearances, voodoo rituals and rumors of murder. They do not know about the soul searching secerts that snake therough their past they do not know the evil that awaits them
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Most John Saul's book are great.. this is one of them.
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Pretty graphic and violent, but with a good story.
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Classic John Saul, starts out slowly, like water simmering, before it starts to boil! A fun, quick, creepy, "devilish" read!
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Fast paced thriller
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I've read a lot of his books but this one was just too much for me. It was not only frightening but gruesome as well.
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When the Conways move into their ancestral home in Louisiana after the death of an estranged aunt, it is with the promise of a new beginning. But the house has a life of its own. Abandoned for the last 40 years, surrounded by thick trees and a stifling sense of melancholy, the sprawling Victorian house seems to swallow up the sunlight. Deep within the cold cellar and etched into the very walls is a long, dark history of the Conway name--a grim bloodline poisoned by suicide, strange disappearances, voodoo rituals, and rumors of murder. But the family knows nothing of the soul-shattering secrets that snake through generations of their past. They do know that terror awaits them. For with each generation of the Conways comes a hellish day of reckoning.
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This is a creepy book :)
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Great book! If you're a John Saul fan, this will become one of your faves!
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When the Conways move into tyheir ancestral home
in Louisiana after the death of their estranged aunt.
The house had a life of its own..............
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This is one of my favorite John Saul books and I love them all. Trust me you will love it.
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One of the most exciting story lines I have ever read...the blurb that you read about the premise of the tale don't even scratch the surface. Make sure you keep the tissues close.
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This book moves at a frenetic pace. It is a good light read. There is nothing earth shattering about it. I didn't find the plot overly complicated. It was somewhat predictable. If you want to escape for a day or so and don't mind mild horror than this is your book. If you want to be challenged pick another.
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For the Conway family, moving into their ancestral home in Louisiana after the death of an estranged aunt promised a fresh start for them - a completely new beginning. Situated in the small town of St. Albans, the sprawling Victorian house seems to swallow up the sunlight. Surrounded by dense woods and a stifling sense of melancholy, the residence has sat abandoned for the last forty years.

Deep within the cold cellar and etched into the very walls, is the long dark history of the Conway name - a grim bloodline tainted by suicide, strange disappearances, poisoned by voodoo rituals, and rumors of murders. Such a house has developed a life of its very own - an eeriness which is palpable, dwelling in the shadows and biding its time.

The Conway family knows nothing of the soul-shattering secrets that snake through generations of their past. They do not realize the terror that awaits them. For with each successive generation of Conways there ultimately comes a hellish day of reckoning...

I do have several books by John Saul on my bookshelf, but I believe that this is the first book by this author that I've read. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The book was extremely well-written, the plot captured my attention and held it all the way through the story. I will say that I found the story slightly repetitive at certain points - at least in my opinion. Overall, though, I give this book a definite A! and look forward to reading more from John Saul in the future.
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This was an okay read. I read it over a long weekend. It has some good creepy sences, but is for the most part your average Saul novel.
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Predictable yet still a good read. I did enjoy this book but, I was a bit disappointed with the ending. The ending seemed as though Mr. Saul was just tired of writing this story and wanted it to be over in the fasted way he could dream up.
Still, 4 stars for all but the ending.
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This was my first John Saul book and I loved it. The story really sucked me in. The writing kept me on the edge of my seat and kept my interest right up to the end.
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I had a hard time getting into this book. The heroine was not someone I could identify with.
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Really good.
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Excellent, spellbinding. I just could not put it down. I am so addicted to John Saul now.
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Evil is in the land and this book finds it.
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For anyone who likes chilling psychological thrillers this will not disappoint. Very good
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This is a pretty good read, it keeps you guessing up until the end.
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holds your attention very interesting
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This is one scary story. The last of the cursed Conway family inherits the old family mansion. They don't know they are cursed and don't have any idea why the people in the town don't like them. The evil unfolds all through the book. I really enjoyed it.
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National bestseller.A tale of evil that is both extreme & entertaining. Literary Guild Selection.
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When the Conways move into their ancestral home in Louisiana after the death of an estranged aunt, it is with the promise of a new beginning. But the house has a life of it's own. Abandoned for the last 40 years, surrounded by thick trees and a stifling sense of melancholy, the sprawling victorian house seems to swallow up the sunlight. Deep within the cold cellar and etched into the very walls is a long dark history of the Conway name- a grim bloodline poisoned by suicide, strange disappearances, voodoo rituals, and rumors of murder. But the family knows nothing of the soul shattering secrets that snake thru generations of their past. They do not know the terror that awaits them. For with each generation of the Conways comes a hellish day of reckoning....

I read this book a few years ago and liked it, it was a little hard to get into in the beginning, but if you're a John Saul fan, this might be up your alley
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"When the Conways move into their ancestral home in Louisiana after the death of an estranged aunt, it is with the promise of a new beginning. But the house has a life of its won. Abandoned for the last forty years, surrounded by thick trees and a stifling sense of melancholy, the sprawling Victorian house seems to swallow up the sunlight...."

Good page turner!
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As usual, John Saul pulls you in and you do not want to stop reading.
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This particular plot line has been done to death. If you really like ghost stories, it's okay but no real surprises.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Just as their troubled marriage is reaching the breaking point, Ted and Janet Conway inherit a home that has been in the family for more than a century. Eager to make a new beginning, the Conways and their three children head for the promise of a better life in the small Louisiana town of St. Albans.

But within the long-abandoned, sprawling Victorian manse lies the dark history of the Conway name - a grim bloodline poisoned by suicide, strange disappearances, voodoo rituals, and rumors of murder. The Conways know nothing of the soul-shattering secrets that, once revealed, will threaten to consume every living soul in their fiery wake. For with each generation of the Conway name comes a hellish day of reckoning.
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Saul the best
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When the Conways move into their ancestral home in Louisiana after the death of an estranged aunt, it is with promise of a new beginning. But the house has a life of its own. Abandoned for the last forty years, surrounded by thick trees and a stifling sense of melancholy, the sprawling Victorian house seems to swallow up the sunlight. Deep within the cold cellar and etched into the very walls is a long, dark history of the Conway name--- a grim bloodline poisoned by suicide, strange disappearances, voodoo rituals, and rumors of murder. But the family knows nothing of the soul-shattering secrets that snake through generations of their past. They do not know the terror that awaits them. For each generation of the Conways comes a hellish day of reckoning
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again, fans of saul will love this...
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If you enjoy John Saul's books you'll love this one.
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scary, intriguing, thrilling
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Typical John Saul!
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Horror in a haunted house.
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suspense
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Ted inherits the Conway House, a sprawling 3-story Victorian house in the small Louisiany town of St. Albans. They move into it and find that it has a live of its own.The bloodline of the Conways' is grim, poisoned by suicide, strange disappearances, voodoo rituals, and rumors of murder. Spooky and terrifying.
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Excellent book
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The house has a life of its own....abandoned for the last forty years, surrounded by thick trees and a stifling sense of melancholy, the sprawling three-story Victorian house seems to swallow up the sunlight, along with people's lives. The Conways know nothing of the secrets that have snaked through generations of their family's past, They do not know of the terror that awaits them.