The Devil Crept in

The Devil Crept in

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An unforgettable horror novel from bestselling sensation Ania Ahlborn--hailed as a writer of "some of the most promising horror I've encountered in years" ( New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire)--in which a small-town boy investigates the mysterious disappearance of his cousin and uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden for years.

Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They're well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark's youth, he knows that, too; he's seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend.

That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen...the one from years ago, found dead after also disappearing under mysterious circumstances. And then there were the animals: pets gone missing out of yards. For years, the residents of Deer Valley have murmured about these unsolved crimes...and that a killer may still be lurking around their quiet town. Now, fear is reborn--and for Stevie, who is determined to find out what really happened to Jude, the awful truth may be too horrifying to imagine.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, c2017
Edition: 1st Gallery Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781476783758
Branch Call Number: AHL
Characteristics: 374 p. ;,21 cm


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May 30, 2019

This book was a very slow read. Lots of the same dialogue and thoughts repeated over and over again. Very little action up until the very end. The only non repeating part was the woman’s story. It was an okay book but I definitely wouldn’t say it’s scary.

Mar 02, 2018

This book took a little bit to get really intrigued. And some of the "scary" scenes could have been a little scarier. But overall, this was a good book. Once I got to the second half of the book, I found myself thinking about this book when I was at work because I wanted to know what was going to happen next.

May 30, 2017

I LOVED this novel!! It's well written, characters are interesting and likeable, the story unique. It is a good old fashioned horror that occasionally left me feeling uneasy. I found it hard to put down and always wanted to read further to find out what was going to happen next. I look forward to reading more by this author.

Apr 25, 2017

Didn't realize this was a horror title. Not a fan of the genre and seems to be a popular author so my rating may be misleading. Not for me but devotees may feel differently. As always, judge for yourself.


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ReadingAdviser_Sally Mar 29, 2018

Because I feel that, in the Heavens above
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love
None so devotional as that of "Mother."
- Edgar Allan Poe

ReadingAdviser_Sally Mar 29, 2018

And then the child ran into the wood. To find his friend where the devil stood. - Anonymous

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