Bad Things

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HarperCollins, 2009 - English fiction - 370 pages
11 Reviews
The new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Straw Men and The Intruders. A heart-stopping tale of secrets, lies and our culpability in our own misfortunes. On a beautiful summer's afternoon four-year-old Scott Henderson walked out onto a jetty over a lake in Black Ridge, Washington State. He never came back. John Henderson's world ended that day, but three years later he's still alive. Living a life, of sorts. Getting by. Until one night he receives an email from a stranger who claims to know what happened to his little boy. Against his better judgement Henderson returns to Black Ridge, unleashing a terrifying sequence of events that threatens to destroy what remains of everything he once held dear. Bad things don't just happen to other people - they're waiting round the corner for you too. And when they start to make their way in through the cracks in your life, you won't know until it's far too late...

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User Review  - jrr731 - LibraryThing

I wanted to like this book more than I did. It was well written and I enjoyed the main charecter, John. But, somewhere towards the end of the book things seemed to fall apart for me. The first 90% of the drew me in, and the last 10% left me disappointed. Read full review

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User Review  - TerryWeyna - LibraryThing

Marshall’s latest paranormal thriller is not up to the high standard he set in The Straw Men. The reader certainly wants to know exactly what happened to Scott, the small boy who dies in the prologue ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Michael Marshall is a novelist and screenwriter. Before becoming an internationally bestselling thriller writer with 'The Straw Men' and its follow-ups, he had already established a successful career under the name Michael Marshall Smith: his groundbreaking first novel, 'Only Forward', won the Philip K. Dick and August Derleth Awards, and its critically acclaimed successors 'Spares' and 'One of Us' have been optioned by major Hollywood studios. He lives in North London with his wife, son and two cats.

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