This book will have you on the edge of your seat. If you ever felt like the outsider you will love this book too.
The book itself wasn't Saul's best work but it was good enough. We bought the CD's for a trip and found the reader to not be all that good but it's worthy of a trip.
Unabridged on 9 CDs; approximately 10 hours. Read by Dick Hill, who does a good New England accent, but his female & teen voices are whiny and he overemotes. Still, it was fun to listen to a John Saul story after having read so many. They used to be my guilty pleasure, but he is very, very formulaic: abused kid(s), usually female, find what they think is relief from a supernatural source but it all goes horribly wrong.
The house at Black Creek Crossing in the town of Roundtree, MA is very old, looks a little rundown, but has a certain charm to it that draws Angel and her family to it. With an alcoholic father and a neglectful mother, Angel never seems to fit in anywhere. Moving to this new town and house will give her a new start and a chance to make friends, or will it? Well, Angel does make a new friend at school and Seth is just like her; he doesnt fit in either. Who better to become friends? With the help of a now-you-see-him-now-you-dont cat Angel calls Houdini, Angel and Seth set out to try to make sense of the strange goings-on at the new house.
This is a typical John Saul book, with some twists thrown in. I found myself rooting for Angel and Seth. A good read that will capture the reader from the very first chapter.