Title: The Hides
Publisher: Cemetery Dance, Forest Hill, MD
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition
First edition, hardcover, F/F dj, as new unread copy. Signed, numbered and limited to 750 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 000059
Synopsis: It's been almost seven years since the events of Myers Pond. Seven years since a child rose from the dead, seeking Timmy Quinn's help in finding a murderer, a search that left more questions than answers in its terrifying wake. But for Timmy, the dead never leave. They're everywhere, reaching out to him, and there is nowhere to hide from their quiet desperation.
Following a nightmarish encounter at home, Timmy's search for peace takes him to his grieving grandmother, and a small harbor town on the South coast of Ireland.
But no peace can exist in a place whose past is colored by hate, betrayal and murder, and it is not long before Timmy realizes his haven has become a cage.
And in the very foundations of an old crumbling factory, the dead are gathering.
To save his life and the lives of those he loves, Timmy Quinn must step behind the Curtain, into the realm of the dead and face something far more terrifying than he has ever encountered before-- a monstrous entity known only as The Hides...
From Publishers Weekly:
Burke (Turtle Boy) offers a new twist on the by-now familiar "I see dead people" subgenre in this fast-paced horror novella. Ohio teenager Timmy Quinn has the mysterious ability to see murder victims, and to share those visions with the murderers. Quinn does not seek to run from his burden, but when his parents divorce, he agrees to his father's request to join him in their ancestral Ireland community, a small seafaring town. Sure enough, gory ghosts appear, leading him to wonder who was responsible for their deaths. The climactic battle with an otherworldly embodiment of pain and suffering in an ancient tanning factory jars a bit, as it seems more like a scene from a 1950s film like The Blob than part of a ghost story. Still, Burke is a newcomer worth watching.
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