Bad Things LP: A Novel

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Harper Collins, May 26, 2009 - Fiction - 540 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Intruders and The Straw Men comes a nerve-shattering story of guilt, secrets, and very, very . . . bad things

On a beautiful summer afternoon, John Henderson watched his four-year-old son, Scott, tumble from a jetty into the lake outside their Black Ridge, Washington, home. In an instant, Scott Henderson had simply, inexplicably . . . died.

Three years later, John is a different man&—divorced, living a solitary existence in a beach house in Oregon. Then one night he receives a disturbing e-mail message from a stranger. It reads: I know what happened.

It's enough to pull him back to Black Ridge&—the one place on earth he'd hoped never to return to, unwittingly unleashing a terrifying sequence of events that threatens to destroy what remains of everything he once held dear.

A relentlessly thrilling novel of psychological suspense, Michael Marshall's Bad Things is a masterwork of chill-inducing brilliance that will keep the reader guessing right through to the final page.


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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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Michael Marshall is the author of the trilogy that includes The Straw Men, The Upright Man, and Blood of Angels, as well as the stand-alone novels The Servants, The Intruders, Bad Things, and Killer Move. He also works as a screenwriter for clients in London and Los Angeles, and is currently writing a television pilot set in New York City. He lives in London, England, with his wife and son.

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