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Publisher's Summary

In a house in London, a woman starts a new life, trying to put tragedy behind her. Then a pretty blonde child runs into view, bringing with her an inexplicable suggestion of evil.

Once, Julia Lofting had a husband and a daughter. But everything has changed since she bolted from her marriage, in flight from the unbearable truth of her daughter's death. For Julia, there is no escape. Another child awaits, another mother suffers, and a circle of the damned gathers around her. The haunting has begun....

©2014 Peter Straub (P)2016 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Genuinely frightening." ( Chicago Tribune)
"Indescribably chilling.... There is no respite from the horrors and the hauntings." ( Pittsburgh Press)
"I haven't read anything that so terrifyingly evoked the presence of evil and supernatural threat since The Exorcist. Julia may be better." ( Buffalo News)

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ugh what was I thinking when I picked this book?

My first peter straub book and I guess I didn't pick the right one. What a let down ending.

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WHAT JUST HAPPENED??

...beside the fact that I just threw away hours of my life. This book gave me just enough to keep me invested. And never had a payoff! It's been a long time since I have been this disappointed with a book. I LOVE Stephen King, so I have absolutely NO IDEA why he praises Straub's horrid writing. In fact, as much as I love King's writing, I am amazed that EVERY book I've tried based on his glowing endorsement has been incredibly bad. I am warning you that if you purchase this novel, you be extremely disappointed.

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  • NORCROSS, GA, US
  • 09-08-18

suspense

started off slow but ramped up after the second chapter. I would recommend especially if you like somewhat scary stories.