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Publisher's Summary

Masterful, best-selling horror novelist John Saul’s thriller of a small town trapped by the terrible tragedies of the past…

The day that the iron doors of the old mill in Westover, Massachusetts, closed forever is a day that still haunts the sleepy town’s residents. On that fateful day 100 years ago, 11 people died in a fearsome fire, and since then, no one has dared to revisit the mill or the dark secrets locked inside it.

Now, a member of the once-powerful Sturgess family has aspirations to reopen the mill. Little does Philip Sturgess know that by unlocking the padlock he is also unlocking horrible secrets from the past. There are forces at work that will do their best to see the mill doors stay tightly closed. But as Philip presses forward with his plans, the townspeople will be forced to face the terrible vengeance that waits in the darkest corners of the abandoned mill.

©1986 John Saul (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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  • Phillip
  • 23-05-2014

Mediocre...across the board

This book is mediocre in every way. The characters are without nuance and completely two dimensional. Every good guy is completely good and bad guy, completely bad. The narrator, while adequate, becomes grating when performing the parts of the teenage girls, especially the character of Beth. The story itself was okay. I made it through the entire book, though never listening with bated breath. I can't recommend this book but, at the price I paid, it wasn't a complete rip-off.

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  • R. G. Huxley - Thriller Author
  • 08-06-2018

Absolutely terrific story! Narrator was phenomenal

The narrator of this story was fantastic. He absolutely made this story come alive. His characterizations with his voice was one of the best I have heard yet! John Saul is truly a gifted novelist and this is one of his best novels ever!

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  • Sheri Cowles
  • 04-03-2022

I love this book

I read this book as a teenager and was very pleased with revisiting it as an adult. The narrator is a little dull but the story made up for it.

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  • Dorothy
  • 29-03-2021

Intense

Once again I enjoyed John Saul book however this one I so wanted a different ending slightly

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  • Winter She Wolf
  • 06-03-2021

Captivating

Finished this in two nights, one of my favorite books that John Saul has written

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  • Ray
  • 10-11-2020

Best book ever

I have listened to many books by John Saul and enjoyed them immensely , this book has now become my favorite !!

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  • Gayle Noland
  • 28-02-2020

Hellfire

First I agree with some of the reviews about wanting to punch the snotty girl and Grandma. I wanted to cry at one point and hated some of the ending. Loved that I knew there wasn't going to be the F bomb and Luke Daniels is awesome. Overall I couldn't stop listening.

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  • jay johann
  • 15-11-2018

John saul at his best.

John saul is a writing genius, and this book just solidifies that fact. highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-2018

excel lent as always. hard to beat a John Saul book. big fan. looking forward to more

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  • Amazonfan
  • 02-11-2015

Oh my god

Never during a book have I wanted to reach out and slap a character as many times as when Tracy acted as a spoiled brat. This book kept my interest the entire time. I hope there's a sequel and that it's read by the same person. I loved his way of narration and making the characters different. Great book for Halloween.

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  • Cindy
  • 17-08-2021

Great Story

Yet another gripping story from John Saul. If you buy this book you will not be disappointed as the narrator brings the characters to life and relates the tale perfectly.

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