Lost Boy Lost Girl

Lost Boy Lost Girl Cover

Lost Boy Lost Girl

By Peter Straub

Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780449149911, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2004

Description
A woman commits suicide for no apparent reason. A week later, her son fifteen-year-old Mark Underhill vanishes. His uncle, novelist Timothy Underhill, searches his hometown of Millhaven for clues that might help unravel this horrible dual mystery. 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 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.


About the Author
Peter Straub is the "New York Times" bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including "A Dark Matter". He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his novels "Lost Boy Lost Girl" and "In the Night Room", as well as for his recent collection "5 Stories". Straub was the editor of the two-volume Library of American anthology "The American Fantastic Tale". He lives in New York City.


Praise For Lost Boy Lost Girl

WINNER OF THE BRAM STOKER AWARD

lost boy lost girl may be the best book of [Peter Straub’s] career.”
–STEPHEN KING

“EERIE, UNNERVING, AND CONCISE . . .
DARK AND SURPRISINGLY MOVING.”
The Miami Herald


“A lost boy and a lost girl, a serial killer and a haunted house, a suicide and a kidnapping–Straub’s masterful tale of ultrahorror is all that and a bag of chips!”
Entertainment Weekly (The Must List)

“[A] wonderful webwork of a book . . . It’s funny, and heartwarming, and genuinely scary.”
–NEIL GAIMAN


“GENUINELY CREEPY.”
The New York Times Book Review