Master of chilling suspense R. L. Stine proves that you never outgrow a good scare. If he frightened you then, heall terrify you now. . . . Ellie Saks is dying to escape the city. Sheas sick of dead-end jobs, her motheras disapproval, her loser ex-boyfriend, Clay, who wonat take a hint, and the memories of a terrible incident that occurred years ago. When her best friend suggests a summer in the Hamptons, full of glitzy parties, cool cocktails, and hot dates, Ellieas on the first Jitney out. To fund all this glamour, Ellie takes a job as a nanny. From the outside, the familyas beachfront home is perfect. But then Ellie meets four-year-old Brandon, who hasnat spoken for months. The boyas icy stare and demonic laughter make clear to Ellie that he is troubled, haunted by something too horrible for words. She begins to receive threatening messages and disturbing gifts. But itas not until she barely escapes a harrowing experience that she realizes her life may depend on figuring out whoas behind it: Clay? Brandon? And why? And every once in a while, in a crowd, she sees a face she hasnat seen in seven yearsathe face of a boy who died long ago. It would seem that Ellieas summer of fun has turned into a summer of horroraone sheall never forget . . . if she survives it at all. From the Trade Paperback edition.I jumped back as he shoved open the door and slid out of the car. aYou think I would dent ... front of the car. No. No marks on the bumper. No scratches or dents on the fenders. ... aYou could have gotten it fixed, a I muttered. aWhen? At two on a anbsp;...
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