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 tapestry of unearthly evil reawakened. — Secret Cove. Ruggedly beautiful and remote, bordered by dark woods... more » 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 committed a single, unspeakable act of violence--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 vengance.
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