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Perfect nightmare: a novel

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From New York Times bestselling author Saul comes a pulse-pounding tour de force centered on the search for a seemingly disconnected group of missing people--each of them entangled in the web of an obsessed madman.
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display_description If you open your house to strangers, who knows who might come in. And what they might be after. Or whom. Now, ponder the unthinkable and surrender to your darkest dread, as sinister storyteller extraordinaire John Saul weaves a heart-stopping tale of lurking terror and twisted intent.

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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subject_facet Girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Kidnapping -- Fiction, Long Island (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Missing children -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
title_display Perfect nightmare : a novel
title_full Perfect Nightmare, Perfect nightmare : a novel / John Saul
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topic_facet Crimes against, Fiction, Girls, Horror, Kidnapping, Loss (Psychology), Missing children, Mothers and daughters, Suspense, Thriller