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The Uninvited

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  58 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
It was like any other spring day in the quiet, peaceful community of Lapeer Parish, Louisiana. But for Sheriff Vic Ransonet it was the beginning of a nightmare. People were disappearing without a trace. Animals were being eaten right down to the bone. Lush fertile fields of crops were being stripped bare. But the sherriff knew the evil that lurked in the barns, sheds, and ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 301 pages
Published January 1988 by Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp. (first published 1982)
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Mona
Apr 06, 2009 Mona rated it it was amazing
Okay the only reason I gave it so many stars was because it was a fun read. This book read like a "B" horror flick, I totally enjoyed it because of that. If you do not like those types of movies than you won't like this book.
Laura Thomas
Jun 27, 2015 Laura Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It starts with a little spill. Just some toxic junk. No big deal.

Until that stuff changes something. Creates something new and deadly.

If you hear the clicking, it’s already too late.

Another scary good story from this author with more creatures. I can’t tell you what they are. I can tell you they appear from out of nowhere, strip a body down to the bare bones in the time it takes to say, Oh sh#t!, and vanish just as quickly.

No place is safe. As the town is slowly cut off from the rest of the worl
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Ami
Jan 31, 2017 Ami rated it really liked it
It was like any other spring day in Lapeer Parish, Louisiana. But for Sheriff Vic Ransonet it was the beginning of a nightmare. People disappearing without a trace, animals eaten down to the bone. It started with a small chemical spill that went unnoticed. The the roaches came out. And they were hungry.

Killer mutant cockroaches! Quick little story that was pretty fun to read. I enjoyed reading the path of destruction the roaches caused.
Daniel
Dec 04, 2016 Daniel rated it really liked it
A short take:

Intelligent, carnivorous mutant bugs and a handful of small town folk who stand out as more than bugfood. I give Johnstone a lot of credit for craft, as he ventures into genre cliche territory and extracts a fine story that makes for a fun and easy read. Don't let him fool you, kids: this kind of storytelling takes serious work to read so effortlessly. I probably won't come across another mutant bug story that is half as entertaining as this one.
Darla Colwell
Oct 01, 2015 Darla Colwell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. It gives you the willies. It will make your skin crawl. If you are into scare you out of your skin...you will like this. If you are into romance books...you will not like this.
Give it a shot. Leave the lights on!
P.W.
Dec 11, 2012 P.W. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book a number of times as a teen.

Fun book, kind of horrible. Guilty pleasure.
Amanda
Mar 22, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 21, 2011 Shelley rated it it was amazing
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William Wallace Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels.

Born and raised in southern Missouri, Johnstone was the youngest of four children. His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff. He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civilian life,
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