|Guardian (1993) [Novel]|
by John Saul
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(From the publisher):
A telephone rings in the dead of night with shocking news for single mother MaryAnne Carpenter: her friends the Wilkensons are suddenly, inexplicably dead, their only child, MaryAnne’s godchild, abruptly orphaned. But as MaryAnne rushes to embrace her young charge, disturbing questions mount. Was it merely chance, tragic mishap that took these lives? Or murder?
Soon MaryAnne will begin to suspect an even more sinister force at work, for Joey Wilkenson, a sad and silent adolescent, seems to harbor secrets beyond her most nightmarish imaginings. As winter transforms the beautiful, lonely Wilkenson ranch into a forbidding place of blinding storms and dangerous darkness, a series of horrific murders – killings that suggest a raging animal or worse and defy solution by a desperate police force – draws ever closer to her young family.
Alone in the howling winter whiteness, MaryAnne Carpenter must guard her children against an unseen, even more insatiable killer – a killer who is closer than she thinks. Now MaryAnne begins to know the true meaning of terror...
Original title: Guardian
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ General