Second Child Author:John Saul Secret Cove. Ruggedly beautiful and remote, bordered by dark woods and deserted beaches, this postcard-perfect village harbors the mansions of the wealthy-families who have summered in splendid seclusion at Secret Cove for generations. — Here, one hundred years ago, on the night of the annual August Moon Ball, a shy and lovely servant girl commi... more »tted a single, unspeakable act of violencep-an act so shocking its legacy lives still.
And now, long after the horror of that night has faded to a tale 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 Holloway, 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-chilling presence slowly begins to enact a terrifying vengenace.
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 unimaginably evil...and alive?« less