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Crawlspace | [Herbert Lieberman]

Crawlspace

Albert and Alice Graves live a normal, if monotonous, domestic life. They never had children; they spend their days tending to their home and enjoying their time together. One day, when the oil man, Richard, is refilling their furnace, Alice invites him to dinner, never suspecting that a casual act of charity will lead to a horrifying, morbid discovery in the crawlspace underneath their beloved house.
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Publisher's Summary

In this novel of mounting suspense from award-winning author Herbert Lieberman, a terrifying surprise waits beneath a couple’s New England home. Albert and Alice Graves live a normal, if monotonous, domestic life. They never had children; they spend their days tending to their home and enjoying their time together.

One day, when the oil man, Richard, is refilling their furnace, Alice invites him to dinner, never suspecting that a casual act of charity will lead to a horrifying, morbid discovery in the crawlspace underneath their beloved house.

The Graves take Richard into their lives, becoming attached to his presence as though to the son they never had. Their town, though, is not nearly so welcoming. When the locals lash out against the Graves and their strange houseguest, the contented household is irrevocably drawn into a darkness they could not have imagined.

©1971 Herbert Lieberman (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 12-15-13
    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 12-15-13 Member Since 2005
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    if you can get past the initial premise a strange friendship develops and a touch of Straw Dogs and Lord of the Flies. It is an odd story and not a horror story as it is advertised. the Richard Atlee character is a bit of an elemental man of the earth type who doesn't fit in and you can come to sympathize with him. but it is hard to accept the situation and so the story may not work at all for you. odd but interesting, it kind of works and then again it doesn't.

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    heather g UT, United States 11-08-13
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    The story itself sounded interesting but once I started listening, it became all to clear that this was all building up to nothing. I needed more suspense and some form of build up to a climactic end, I hate to sound rude but it was very bland.


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    The main characters behaved so oddly that it didn't seem realistic whatsoever.


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    The narrator did very well and seemed a good fit for the main character.


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