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A withdrawn eight-year-old in a troubled family invents imaginary friends who bear the names of missing children in this absorbing thriller.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Science fiction writer Card ( Abyss , Pocket, 1989) turns to suspense with this offering. Step Fletcher, his wife DeAnne, and their children have just moved to Steuben, North Carolina, where there has been a rash of mysterious disappearances. Plagued by various problems, the religious Fletcher family slowly adjusts to the community. Eight-year-old son Stevie, however, spends all his spare time with his imaginary friends. Preoccupied with settling into their new home, Step and DeAnne fail to understand the connection between Stevie's friends and the young boys' disappearances. Almost too late, Stevie makes the ultimate sacrifice to convince his family that his imaginary friends are real and to reveal the boys' murderer. Card skillfully uses terror as a background to everyday family life. For Stephen King fans and those who like their suspense mixed with the supernatural.
- Grant A. Fredericksen, Illinois Prairie Dist. P.L., Metamora
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This story pulls you in. You get to know this family and that allows you to get attached to them easily. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Occora Wilburn
I really do like Orson Scott Card. I was looking forward to this since I heard it was one of his best.
The bad: there is too much cheerleading for the Mormon religion. Read more
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I have enjoyed reading almost all of Mr. Card's novels. I am coming to the end of the reading list, and I finally read this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paula Coody
This story could have been told in a 20 page short story and been interesting, As it was, I had to plough through several chapters of religious nonsense and boring character... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Leslie A Munday
This book is a very well-written, descriptive tale of a small family struggling to adjust to a new town and all the problems that come along the way. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jenna