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Bantam Books, 1991 - Fiction - 341 pages
29 Reviews
Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules -- dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood. Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them. Something unspeakably evil. It feeds on the young and the innocent. And soon it will draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace.... From the Paperback edition.

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Review: Darkness

User Review  - Nathan Burgoine - Goodreads

This one I recall as being quite dark and twisted (ergo, in my teenage years, I loved it). Basically, it's about a family that moves back to the town where they first lived, and the teenage daughter ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ginnie Grant - Goodreads

what I really loved about this book was that it combined science with mysticism to create a completely chilling story that is also completely plausible. Read full review


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Saul has several major themes in his horror fiction; children as victims, and sometimes perpetrators, of evil; technology used for horrific ends; and occult occurrences (is it something external or internal that causes the horrible things to happen to his characters?). While Saul's earlier work has been noted for its extremely gruesome quality, in his later writing Saul is trying to restrain that aspect of his fiction. Often his plots revolve around hidden, secret evil that is discovered by an innocent person, who must then battle against seemingly impossible odds to defeat the demon.

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