In the Night Room by Peter Straub

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In his latest soul-chilling novel, bestselling author Peter Straub tells of a famous children’s book author who, in the wake of a grotesque accident, realizes that the most basic facts of her existence, including her existence itself, have come into question.
Willy Patrick, the respected author of the award-winning young-adult novel In the Night Room, thinks she is losing her mind–again. One day, she is drawn helplessly into the parking lot of a warehouse. She knows somehow that her daughter, Holly, is being held in the building, and she has an overwhelming need to rescue her. But what Willy knows is impossible, for her daughter is dead.
On the same day, author Timothy Underhill, who has been struggling with a new book about a troubled young woman, is confronted with the ghost of his nine-year-old sister, April. Soon after, he begins to receive eerie, fragmented e-mails that he finally realizes are from people he knew in his youth–people now dead. Like his sister, they want urgently to tell him something. When Willy and Timothy meet, the frightening parallels between Willy’s tragic loss and the story in Tim’s manuscript suggest that they must join forces to confront the evils surrounding them.

About Peter Straub

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Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. His two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman and Black House, were international bestsellers. Two of Peter’s most recent novels, Lost Boy Lost Girl and In the Night Room, were winners of the Bram Stoker award. In 2006, he was given the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Peter and his wife live in New York City.
Published October 26, 2004 by Random House. 352 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Peter Straub's novel is portrait of Scheherazade in decline: a writer incapable of controlling his fiction and whose fiction now controls him.

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Book Reporter

we met in Straub’s novel of last year, LOST BOY LOST GIRL, is.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Frank Wilson "In the Night Room, Straub’s 17th novel, is an impressive display of his ability to combine a twisting, fast-paced plot with intelligent writing.

Jan 19 2008 | Read Full Review of In the Night Room

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