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Guardian by John Saul

Guardian (original 1993; edition 1994)

by John Saul (Author)

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Guardian by John Saul (1993)

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Very entertaining! ( )
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book ended horribly! Not the greatest book anyway. ( )
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A telephone rings in the dead of night with shocking news for single mother MaryAnne Carpetner: her friends the Wikensons are suddenly, inexplicably, dead, and their only child, MaryAnne's godchild, abruptly orphaned. But as MaryAnne rushes to embrace her young charge, disturbing questions mount. Was it merely a chance, tragic mishap that took these lives? Or murder?

Soon MaryAnne will begin to suspect an even more sinister force at work, for Joey Wilkenson, a sad and silent adolescent, seems to harbor secrets beyond her most nightmarish imaginings. AS winter transforms the beautiful, lonely Wilkenson ranch into a forbidding place of blinding storms and dangerous darkness, a series of horrific murders - killings that suggest a raging  animal or worse and defy solution by a desperate police force - draw ever closer to her young family.
Alone in the howling winter whiteness, MaryAnne Carpenter must guard her children against an unseen, ever more insatiable killer - a killer who is closer than she thinks. Now MaryAnne beings to know the true meaning of terror ...
    "JOEY --"  

     The sound from the far reaches of the barn swelled into a snarl, then something came charging out of the blackness toward her. Acting only on her reflexes, MaryAnne jerked back from the gaping darkness, slamming the door shut and dropping the bar into place just as the thing, whatever it was, hurled itself against the other side. Her heart pounding, she turned and fled back across hte yard, slamming the kitchen door shut as soon as she was inside the house.
     What was it?
     What had been in the barn?
     It couldn't have been Joey - it couldn't have been been! Surely he would have answered her when she called to him. Surely, he wouldn't have attacked her.
    Would he?
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"All the right scares in all the right places." The Seattle Times
A telephone rings in the dead of night with shocking news for single mother MaryAnne Carpenter: her friends the Wilkensons are suddenly, inexplicably dead, their only child, Joey, a sad and silent adolescent and MaryAnne's godchild, abruptly orphaned. But as MaryAnne rushes with her family to the Wilkenson's ranch to embrace her young charge, disturbing questions mount. Was it an accident that killed her friends? Or murder?
Now, as winter transforms the ranch into a place of blinding, dangerous storms, a series of horrific murders, killings that suggest a raging animal and defy solution by the local police, draw ever closer to MaryAnne and her young family.

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A telephone rining in the night signals the beginning of a journey into fear as Maryanne Carpenter, newly separated and struggling to raise her two children alone, hears the shocking news: two thousand miles away, her friends the Wilkensons are suddenly, inexplicably dead, their only child, Maryanne's godchild, abruptly orphaned.… (more)

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