The Gingerbread Girl Author:Stephen King In the emotional aftermath of her baby’s sudden death, Em starts running. Soon she runs from her husband, to the airport, down to the Florida Gulf and out to the loneliest stretch of Vermillion Key, where her father has offered the use of a conch shack he has kept there for years. Em keeps up her running—barefoot on the beach, sneake... more »rs on the road—and sees virtually no one. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys the privacy of Vermillion Key, but the young women he brings there suffer the consequences. Will Em be next?« less
This isn't a really long King book, but still suspenseful. Maire Winningham is an excellent voice to tell the story - the right amount of tension at just the right spots. As always with King, the thing I find the scariest about his books, is that they are contemporary and believable - the plot could happen to anyone. The "Boogey Man" just might be your neighbor!