SECOND CHILD Author:JOHN SAUL An isolated enclave on the coast of Maine forms the eerie background for a terrifying tale of psychological suspense as the acclaimed master of horror--author of such bestsellers as Suffer the Children and Creature--once more weaves a dark tepestry of unearthly evil reawakened. — Secret Cove. Ruggedly beautifull and remote, bordered by dark woods... more » and deserted beaches, this postcard-perfect village harbors the mansions of the wealthy--familes who have summered in splendid seclusion at Secret Cove for generations.
Here, one humdred years ago, on the night of the annual August Moon Ball, a shy and lovely servant girl committed a single, unspeakable act of violence--an act so shocking its legacy lives still.
Amd now, long after the horror of that night has faded to atale whispered by children around summer camp fires, an unholy terror is about to be reborn.
Now, one family is about to feel the icy hand of supernatural fear--as Melissa Hoooway, shy and troubled and just thirteen years old, comes to know the blood-drenched secret that waits behind a locked attic door...
For in the dead of night as Secret Cove sleeps unaware, a soul-chillng presence vengeance.
Second Child: Is its unspeakable evil merely Melissa's nightmares made horrifyingly real? Is it the manifestation of a deadly fury risen from the grave? Or is the heart-stopping horror soon to be unleashed in Secret Cove something even more insidious--something unimaginabley evil...and alive?« less