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978-1-4000-6092-4 / 1400060923

lost boy lost girl: A Novel (Straub, Peter)

by Straub, Peter

Publisher:Random House

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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A woman commits suicide for no apparent reason. A week later, her sonbeautiful, troubled fifteen-year-old Mark Underhillvanishes from the face of the earth. To his uncle, horror novelist Timothy Underhill, Marks inexplicable absence feels like a second death. After his sister-in-laws funeral, Tim searches his hometown of Millhaven for clues that might help him unravel this mystery of death and disappearance. He soon learns that a pedophilic murderer is on the loose in the vicinity, and that shortly before his mothers suicide Mark had become obsessed with an abandoned house where he imagined the killer might have taken refuge. No mere empty building, the house on Michigan Street whispers from attic to basement with the echoes of a long-hidden true-life horror story, and Tim Underhill comes to fear that in investigating its unspeakable history, Mark stumbled across its last and greatest secret: a ghostly lost girl who may have coaxed the needy, suggestible boy into her mysterious domain.

With lost boy lost girl, Peter Straub affirms once again that he is the master of literary horror.

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