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The Right Hand of Evil
The Right Hand of Evil
Author: John Saul
When the Conways move into their ancestral home in Louisiana after the death of an estranged aunt, it is with the promise of a new beginning. But the house has a life of its own. Abandoned for the last forty years, surrounded by thick trees and a stifling sense of melancholy, the sprawling Victorian house seems to swallow up the sunlight. Deep w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780449005835
ISBN-10: 0449005836
Publication Date: 5/2/2000
Pages: 448
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 210 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
Reminded me a bit of the old gothic novels. But without the romance, which I never liked anyway. Great read.
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Helpful Score: 4
read this book and it scared me so bad i was up in bed just scared. I got through it but will never pick up another john saul book LOL I am too chicken to handle it.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of the best John Saul books I have ever read. About a family that inherits an ancestial home , where the worst imagined evil lives. I could not put this one down until I was done, then longed for more. Horror in John Saul style. 5 stars.
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Helpful Score: 3
Loved this book! A classic from this author. Great plot, believable characters. Read it through in one night!
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This isnt my favorite John Saul book. It was just ok. The last few chapters were a little too bizarre and not at all believable.
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For the Conway family, moving into their ancestral home in Louisiana after the death of an estranged aunt promised a fresh start for them - a completely new beginning. Situated in the small town of St. Albans, the sprawling Victorian house seems to swallow up the sunlight. Surrounded by dense woods and a stifling sense of melancholy, the residence has sat abandoned for the last forty years.

Deep within the cold cellar and etched into the very walls, is the long dark history of the Conway name - a grim bloodline tainted by suicide, strange disappearances, poisoned by voodoo rituals, and rumors of murders. Such a house has developed a life of its very own - an eeriness which is palpable, dwelling in the shadows and biding its time.

The Conway family knows nothing of the soul-shattering secrets that snake through generations of their past. They do not realize the terror that awaits them. For with each successive generation of Conways there ultimately comes a hellish day of reckoning...

I do have several books by John Saul on my bookshelf, but I believe that this is the first book by this author that I've read. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The book was extremely well-written, the plot captured my attention and held it all the way through the story. I will say that I found the story slightly repetitive at certain points - at least in my opinion. Overall, though, I give this book a definite A! and look forward to reading more from John Saul in the future.
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Predictable yet still a good read. I did enjoy this book but, I was a bit disappointed with the ending. The ending seemed as though Mr. Saul was just tired of writing this story and wanted it to be over in the fasted way he could dream up.
Still, 4 stars for all but the ending.
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I've read a lot of his books but this one was just too much for me. It was not only frightening but gruesome as well.

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