Book Reviews of Second Child

Second Child
Second Child
Author: John Saul
ISBN-13: 9780553058772
ISBN-10: 0553058770
Publication Date: 6/1/1990
Pages: 341
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Love All the older stuff by John Saul, and this was no exception. Kept me interested from the first page and wasn't predictable like many of his more recent novels.
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This book is awesome. Which child is the second child?? Couldn't put it down!
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Another one of John Saul books that was very engaging. When Teri's parents died in a house fire, she moves in with her father(Charles), step-mother(Phyllis), and half-sister(Melissa). At first everything is going well for Teri. Although Teri is treated like gold by her step-mother, Melissa is being abused by ner mother. One night Teri witnesses the punishment Phyllis imposes on Melissa.
After that night Teri creates a sinister plan to get rid of Melissa and taking her rightful place as the daughter of the Halloway Household.
This story really draws you in and makes you feel for the characters that are on the recieving end of Teri and Phyllis's wrathe. If you are looking for one of those books that are impossible to put down, this is it!
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Got one child and thinking about another? Then don't read this!!!!
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Alush, seaside Maine resort. A summer playground of the superrich. One hundred years ago something distrurbed their play, horror came to town. And though no one knows it, it has never left. It waits for a shy girl, one with no friends. An outcast by her beautiful half sister, and even her own mother. It waits.
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Could not put this book down. I couldn't wait to read the next page.
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I picked this up to read it before posting and by the end of the first chapter, I realized I had read it before. I read it again anyway and it was just as good the second time. There are little payoffs along the way so you don't feel like the same thing is dragging on forever, but the final twist isn't until the last few pages! Warning though, this one is not for the squimish.
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A lush, secluded Maine seaside resort. Summer playground of the superrich. One hundred years ago, something disturbed their play. Horror came to this village. And though no one knows it yet, the horror has never left. It waits for a shy young girl. Outcast by her firends. By her beautiful half sister. Even by her own mother. She knows how it feels to be unwanted. Angry. soon she will know the tough of unholy terror. And the rage of blood-drenched vengeance. BEWARE!!
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Terrifying.
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Great Read!
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John Saul at his best!
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Scarrrry.
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One of my favorite John Saul books (and I've read all of them).
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Another one of John Saul books that was very engaging. When Teri's parents died in a house fire, she moves in with her father(Charles), step-mother(Phyllis), and half-sister(Melissa). At first everything is going well for Teri. Although Teri is treated like gold by her step-mother, Melissa is being abused by ner mother. One night Teri witnesses the punishment Phyllis imposes on Melissa.
After that night Teri creates a sinister plan to get rid of Melissa and taking her rightful place as the daughter of the Halloway Household.
This story really draws you in and makes you feel for the characters that are on the recieving end of Teri and Phyllis's wrathe. If you are looking for one of those books that are impossible to put down, this is it!
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John Saul has the instincts of a natural storyteller.
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Very good mystery. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down.
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A lush, secluded Maine seaside resort. Summer playground of the superrich. One hundred years ago, something disturbed their play. Horror came to this village. And though no one knows it yer, the horror has never left.
It waits for a shy young girl. Outcast by her friends. By her beautiful half sister. Even by her own mother. she knows how it feels to be unwanted. Angry. Soon she will know the touch of unholy terror. And the rage of blood-drenched vengeance. Beware the Second Child.
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the bottem of the spin is tore off a little bit but still attached and readable.
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Another great book by John Saul!
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It took me one day to read this book...John Saul is such agood author. Great read!!!!
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I don't know why I read this book. I think my mother gave it to me when I broke my arm or something. I do know that it was an introduction of sorts for me to try reading authors I had never heard of. All in all I liked it.
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good mystery
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I've really enjoyed this book throughout the years. I borrowed the book as a young adult from my Mom and have kept it ever since. This is one of the few books that I've ever read more than once.
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It's difficult to figure out wich child is REALLY the second child! Get ready to sit until this book is done!!! It is one you can't stop, and one that will keep your jaw on the floor!!!!
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A mysterious child has an unknown twin who she ends up living with and causing terrifying things to happen around her. A good mystery.
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A lush, secluded Maine seaside resort. Summer playground of the superrich. One hundred years ago, something disturbed their play. Horror came to this village. And though no one knows it yet, the horror has never left.

It waits for a shy young girl. Outcast by her friends. By her beautiful half sister. Even by her own mother. She knows how it feels to be unwanted. Angry. Soon she will know the touch of unholy terror. And the rage of blood-drenched vengenace. Beware. Beware the.... Second Child.
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FROM BACK COVER:
A lush, secluded Maine seaside resort. A summer playground for the super rich. One hundred years ago, something disturbed their play. Horror came to this village. And though no one knows it yet, the horror has never left. It waits for a shy young girl; outcast by her friends, her beautiful half sister, even by her own mother. She knows how it feels to be unwanted & angry. Soon she will know the touch of unholy terror. And the rage of blood drenched vengeance. Beware the second child.
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A lush, secluded Maine seaside resort. Summer playground of the superrich. One hundred years ago, something disturbed their play. Horror came to this village. And though no one knows it yet, the horror has never left.

It waits for a shy young girl. Outcast by her friends. By her beautiful half sister. Even by her own mother. She knows how it feels to be unwanted. Angry. Soon she will know the touch of unholy terror. And the rage of blood-drenched vengeance. Beware. Beware the Second Child.
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Saul...better than King
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GOOD IF YOU LIKE TERRIFYING
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I really enjoyed this book. John Saul has a way of making the hairs on the back of your neck stand up!!!
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Back Cover Reads.

A lush, secluded Maine seaside resort. Summer playground of the superrich. One hundred years ago, something disturbed their play. Horror came to this village. And though no one knows it yet, the horror has never left.

It waits for a shy young girl. Outcast by her friends. By her beautiful half sister. Even by her own mother. She knows how it feels to be unwanted. Angry. Soon she will know the touch of unholy terror. And the rage of blood-drenched vengeance. Beware. Beware the... SECOND CHILD!