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Author: John Saul
A master of horror and psychological suspense, John Saul taps into our darkest, most deeply guarded fears. Now the New York Times bestselling author of The Blackstone Chronicles and The Right Hand of Evil has created his most gripping novel yet, the terrifying story of an innocent teenager who must confront the sins of the past and a corrupting ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345433299
ISBN-10: 0345433297
Publication Date: 6/6/2000
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 67 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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obsidianfire avatar reviewed Nightshade on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another great novel by Saul. I love all his books.
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This is such a great book. I read it in one day. I was so drawn in by the plot. It grabs you and keeps you very interested throughout the entire book. I have read other books by John Saul, but I think this is by far his best. I would recommend this to anyone.
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This is a very well written book but at times it seemed repetitive. The characters are well defined and have great personalities. This was a quick fast paced read with a surprise ending. A classic Saul work.
ShareBear avatar reviewed Nightshade on + 159 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good book.
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Matt just turned 16, lives at home with mom, and stepfather. Things change drastically for the family when his grandmother & dead Aunt move in.
3 cassette's, approx. 5 hours. Read by Lee Meriwether. Very suspenseful. Authur: John Saul, need I say more????
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x-kotk avatar reviewed Nightshade on
Read this book is horrific! And I loved it! I have read it twice over the last couple of years because it's such a great book with shocking events that kept me reading well past midnight!
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Excellent but disturbing at the same time.
hollielazor avatar reviewed Nightshade on + 83 more book reviews
Fifteen year-old Matthew Moore seems to have it all: a loving mother, Joan; a caring stepfather, Bill, who treats Matt like his own son; residence at a sprawling estate in New Hampshire; and a growing relationship with the most beautiful girl at school.
A sudden fire leaves Matt's ailing grandmother homeless. After moving in with the family, the caustic Emily insists on re-creating the bedroom of her deceased daughter, the favored child who died tragically more than a decade ago.
Then Matt's life starts to change. He starts to smell his aunt's perfume, so strong and immediate that it is as if she has returned from the dead. At ngiht he finds himself haunted by nightmares of unimaginable terror.
Matt goes from a gregarious teenager to a hostile loner, tortured by chilling memories and prone to fits of rage. Is his aunt really dead?
One of my favorite John Saul books.

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