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Second Child
Second Child
Author: John Saul
One hundred years ago, in the beautiful village of Secret Cove, Maine, on the night of the annual August Moon Ball, a shy and lovely servant girl committed an act so unspeakably violent that its legacy still lives. Now, the blood-drenched past of this small town is about to come to life once more--just in time for this year's August Moon Ball.
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ISBN-13: 9780553287301
ISBN-10: 0553287303
Publication Date: 1/1/1997
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 141 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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obsidianfire avatar reviewed Second Child on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Love All the older stuff by John Saul, and this was no exception. Kept me interested from the first page and wasn't predictable like many of his more recent novels.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another one of John Saul books that was very engaging. When Teri's parents died in a house fire, she moves in with her father(Charles), step-mother(Phyllis), and half-sister(Melissa). At first everything is going well for Teri. Although Teri is treated like gold by her step-mother, Melissa is being abused by ner mother. One night Teri witnesses the punishment Phyllis imposes on Melissa.
After that night Teri creates a sinister plan to get rid of Melissa and taking her rightful place as the daughter of the Halloway Household.
This story really draws you in and makes you feel for the characters that are on the recieving end of Teri and Phyllis's wrathe. If you are looking for one of those books that are impossible to put down, this is it!
Jill0427 avatar reviewed Second Child on + 68 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book is awesome. Which child is the second child?? Couldn't put it down!
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TakingTime avatar reviewed Second Child on + 1072 more book reviews
good mystery
fatcatjack avatar reviewed Second Child on + 3 more book reviews
I've really enjoyed this book throughout the years. I borrowed the book as a young adult from my Mom and have kept it ever since. This is one of the few books that I've ever read more than once.
kyrah888 avatar reviewed Second Child on
It took me one day to read this book...John Saul is such agood author. Great read!!!!