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Publisher's Summary

An ancient sin. A long forgotten oath. A town with a deadly secret.

Something evil is at work in Hyde River, an isolated mining town in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. 

Under the cover of darkness, a predator strikes without warning - taking life in the most chilling and savage fashion. 

The community of Hyde River watches in terror as residents suddenly vanish. Yet, the more locals are pressed for information, the more they close ranks, sworn to secrecy by their forefathers’ hidden sins. 

Only when Hyde River’s secrets are exposed is the true extent of the danger fully revealed. What the town discovers is something far more deadly than anything they’d imagined. Something that doesn’t just stalk its victims, but has the power to turn hearts black with decay as it slowly fills their souls with darkness.

©1995 Frank E. Peretti (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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Superb!

Awesome book Frank Peretti!! Reminds me of what our nation is going through at this moment! Great narrating!

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one of Frank Peretti best

I think this is my favorite Story by Frank Peretti. I love how he describe sin as a ooze seeping out of us and as a dragon seeking to destroy us.

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so powerful!

amazing, Frank Peretti really knows how to bring spiritual issues to the front and center!

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Stay until the end

I found that Frank Peretti books and his writing enjoyable to read. Little more then listening to them.

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Suspenseful page turner

If M. Night Shyamalan and Billy Graham got together to make a movie, you might have a story like The Oath. There’s creepy suspense and mystery mixed with a message about the toxicity and fatality of sin. Peretti did a decent job making it sound more human than preachy (although it clearly has a Christian message). He doesn’t pull punches with his characters; they face incredible odds and some don't make it. While I was a bit overwhelmed trying to follow the many characters early on, it didn’t take long for me to settle in. The characters are well developed, and the story kept me glued all throughout. This is one of the better works of Christian fiction I’ve read. Well written, intriguing, suspenseful, and well worth a read. I recommend it for Young Adults and older since there are mature scenes including violence and sensuality.

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great book.

Loved this book and kept me on the edge of my seat. I love the fact that I can listen to a book and then be convicted of not praying enough.

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As usual he started off low and slow like a freight train. Loved the domino affect as the story fell together piece by piece...

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don’t waste your time

His other books are better. This is boring and not worth your time. Should have quit listening after the first couple of chapters.

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Gripping

This is an excellent book! My only complaint is some outdated content (tape recorders, etc) that a new release/edit could fix. But the substance is excellent, the plot line is tight and Peretti demonstrates masterful story-telling ability. The book is also very well narrated, which is vitally important to an immersive experience. Definitely recommend!