Nightshade Author:John Saul Three cassettes, 5 hours 15 minutes — Life is nearly perfect for 15 year-old Matt Moore who lives with his mom, Joan, and supportive stepdad, Bill Hapgood, in rural New Hampshire-until his maternal grandmother, Emily Moore moves into their house. Emily is difficult to start with, she's deteriorating rapidly with Alzheimer's disease.... more »60; But, it is Emily's odd request that the Hapgoods recreate the room of her elder, deceased daughter, Cynthia, that strains the family. Cynthia's pictures and possessions and even her perfume, come to dominate the lives of Matt and the Hapgoods.
As the family's world begins to deteriorate, Bill Hapgood is killed hunting. The circumstances around Bill's death seem to implicate Matt as his killer. It's Emily's accusation of Matt that finally sends the remaining family members into a hellish nightmare they could never have imagined, and from which they can only hope to survive.« less
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.
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.
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????
Suspenseful, scary read about a dysfunctional family that moves into an old house they inherit and weird stuff starts to happen. Matt, the male teen ager of the family even gets possessed.
There are enough twists and turns to keep your mind churning and scarey stuff to keep your stomach rolling.