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Lost Boy, Lost Girl (2003) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

A woman commits suicide for no apparent reason. A week later, her son -- beautiful, troubled fifteen-year-old Mark Underhill -- vanishes from the face of the earth. To his uncle, horror novelist Timothy Underhill, Mark's inexplicable absence feels like a second death.

After his sister-in-law's funeral, Tim searches his hometown of Millhaven for clues that might help unravel this mystery of death and disappearance. He soon learns that a pedophilic murderer is on the loose in the vicinity, and that shortly before his mother's suicide Mark had become obsessed with an abandoned house where he imagined the killer might have taken refuge.

No mere empty building, the house on Michigan Street whispers from attic to basement with the echoes of a long-hidden true-life horror story, and Tim Underhill comes to fear that in investigating its unspeakable history, Mark stumbled across its last and greatest secret: a ghostly lost girl who may have coaxed the needy, suggestible boy into her mysterious domain.

With lost boy, lost girl, Peter Straub affirms once again that he is the master of literary horror.

Original title: Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorrorGhosts

Edition #1: Lost Boy, Lost Girl

Lost Boy, Lost Girl (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "[A] wonderful webwork of a book . . . Itís funny, and heartwarming, and genuinely scary." Neil Gaiman
  • "GENUINELY CREEPY." The New York Times Book Review
  • "A lost boy and a lost girl, a serial killer and a haunted house, a suicide and a kidnappingĖStraubís masterful tale of ultrahorror is all that and a bag of chips!" Entertainment Weekly
  • "EERIE, UNNERVING, AND CONCISE . . . DARK AND SURPRISINGLY MOVING." The Miami Herald
  • "lost boy lost girl may be the best book of [Peter Straubís] career." Stephen King
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ISBN: 1400060923

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Lost Boy Lost Girl (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Clays Ltd St Ives Great Britain
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0007142315
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Pages: 447

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