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Perfect Nightmare

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Saul

Narrated By: Susie Breck, Dick Hill

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: August 2005

Duration: 9 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

Every parent's nightmare becomes reality for Kara Marshall when her daughter, Lindsay, vanishes from her bedroom during the night. The police suspect that the girl is just another moody teenage runaway, angry over leaving behind her school and friends because her family is moving. But Lindsay's recent eerie claim - that someone invaded her room when the house was opened to prospective buyers - drives Kara to fear the worst: a nameless, faceless stalker has walked the halls of her home in search of more than a place to live. Patrick Shields recognizes Kara's pain - and carries plenty of his own since he lost his wife and two children in a devastating house fire. But more than grief draws Patrick and Kara together. He, too, senses the hand of a malevolent stranger in this tragedy. And as more people go missing from houses up for sale, Patrick's suspicion, like Kara's, blooms into horrified certainty. Someone is trolling this peaceful community - undetected and undeterred - harvesting victims for a purpose no sane mind can fathom. Someone Kara and Patrick, alone and desperate, are determined to unmask. Someone who is even now watching, plotting, keeping a demented diary of unspeakable deeds . . . and waiting until the time is ripe for another fateful visit.

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  • Katherine Nichols

    my fave author of all time! I've been a fan since I was a teen. John saul writes characters you anguish for! super creepy!!!!!

  • Diane M

    I'm not familiar with John Saul's work, but I thought this book was just okay. Very unsatisfactory ending, as things weren't wrapped up. And the villain wasn't a surprise to me. I like Susie Breck, but Dick Hill is a real ham. I know he's won a lot of awards, but I think he overacts. From now on I will look for books that he doesn't narrate.

  • Anonymous

    It was a good story, but the reading was a little odd. The female reader has a very wet sounding voice which makes it a little hard to listen to her. The male reader was good aside from the fact that it was more acting than reading. He was really creepy, which I know is the whole idea of it, but he just gave me the chills every time he read as the "bad guy".

  • Kathy

    For the most part, I enjoyed this book. It was exciting and suspenseful and held my interest beautifully. I kept thinking that I knew "who done it", but than my theory would be smashed! I loved it right up til the end, when it was finished with all the ends a little too neatly tied up and explained. The ending left me disappointed.

  • Lupe

    This was my first book from John Saul.It was a can't put it down audio book. I couldn't wait to get to the next cd. I like that it had a female and male narrators. It made the story more interesting and alive. I highly recommend.

  • Barbara

    This book kept me very interested. Home selling will be thought of differently in the future.

  • Anonymous

    This was a very creepy story. It started to remind me of your typical Dean Koontz novel, but then it went way beyond. There was way too much graphic description of the "deranged killer's" acts, mainly some very graphic torture descriptions. I found myself driving in the car and saying "Oh no!!" I guess some would call that a tribute to the author. Too much for me!!!!

  • Anonymous

    This was a great read, filled with mystery and suspense. There was definitely light at the end of the tunnel. Excellent!

  • Melissa Maurice

    Very, very creepy! This villian is so well-read that it gave me goosebumps! If you enjoy high drama and well-crafted, demented killers then you will be hooked right from the first few moments! Highly recommended!