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Second Child by John Saul
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Aug 09, 12

Read in July, 2012

I'd forgotten how much fun a John Saul novel could be...and "The Second Child" was a great reminder!

Not a horror novel, exactly. More along the line of mystery/suspense/thriller...with a plot revolving around a 13 year old girl, her half sister, a wicked mother and a doting father. Saul takes us to Secret Cove, Maine~a small, exclusive, wealthy village full of affluent parents and their spoiled children. Melissa Holloway hasn't ever quite fit in but her half sister Teri, who moves in after a horrific family tragedy on the west coast, seems to mesh perfectly.

But something is amiss in the Holloway household. The dog, Blackie, feels it. The housekeeper, Cora, senses it.
Just WHO is it, or WHAT is it that isn't...'quite right' in the family?

And what about D'Arcy, Melissa's friend and confidant?

Hasn't SHE been dead for nearly a century?
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