CREATURE by John Saul - FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by John Saul.
A terrible secret lurks beneath the picturesque surface of a small Colorado town in this novel of heart-stopping terror, the most ambitious and suspenseful tale yet by the bestselling author of Suffer the Children and The Unwanted. And soon, a horrifying, inhuman cry will echo down from the nighttime mountains to chill the soul and signal the presence of.... The Creature.
To the Tanner family, Silverdale beckons as a marvelous opportunity. For here, in this serene, picture-postcard-pretty town nestled high in the majestic Rockies, a job promotion awaits Blake; new friends and activities beckon Sharon. And in the windswept mountain air, their shy, nature-loving son Mark will have the idea opportunity to overcome the physical frailty an illness has caused.
Silverdale. It is the perfect town. Even Silverdale High School seems perfect - a model school where well-behaved students make their parents and teachers proud. And the football team never - ever - loses.
But soon, too soon, Sharon Tanner will come to doubt the sanctuary fo her family's perfect surroundings. Too soon she will begin to suspect the things she cannot yet know. Secret rituals masked as science to which Silverdale's innocent children are unwittingly subjected... Hidden places in deep cellars where steel gleams coldly against the dark, steel cages built to contain an unimaginable evil... The sudden violence that turns a loving child murderous...
Soon - perhaps too late - Sharon Tanner will realize that beneath Silverdale's perfect facade a terrible presence watches... and waits.Through sleepless, fear-racked nights she will listen to an eerie cry of unfathomable rage and pain. A wail so horrifyingly unearthly it could belong to no living thing, animal or human, she has ever known.
And then, with crushing suddenness, Sharon will know - know that within Silverdale, perhaps within her own home, a monstrous evil is harbored, an evil so unspeakable is has no name except... The Creature.
Here is a masterful storyteller's most suspenseful work, a novel of a terror so real, so immediate, the reader can almost feel the cold, killing touch of... The Creature.