Inspired by the McMartin preschool trials and the Satanic Panic of the ‘80s, the critically acclaimed author of The Remaking delivers another pulse pounding, true-crime-based horror novel.
Richard doesn’t have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage to Tamara, a first chance at fatherhood to her son Elijah, and a quiet but pleasant life as an art teacher at Elijah’s elementary school in Danvers, Virginia. Then the body of a rabbit, ritualistically murdered, appears on the school grounds with a birthday card for Richard tucked beneath it. Richard doesn’t have a birthday—but Sean does . . .
Sean is a five-year-old boy who has just moved to Greenfield, Virginia, with his mother. Like most mothers of the 1980s, she’s worried about bills, childcare, putting food on the table . . . and an encroaching threat to American life that can take the face of anyone: a politician, a friendly neighbor, or even a teacher. When Sean’s school sends a letter to the parents revealing that Sean’s favorite teacher is under investigation, a white lie from Sean lights a fire that engulfs the entire nation—and Sean and his mother are left holding the match.
Now, thirty years later, someone is here to remind Richard that they remember what Sean did. And though Sean doesn’t exist anymore, someone needs to pay the price for his lies.
Whisper Down the Lane is a game kids back in the 80s played. They sit around in a circle and whisperer a story, then at the end we see how much the story gets mix up. It was a fun a game back then. In this book the game becomes deadly.
Richard is a school teacher, he is marry and trying to warm up to the his new step son. He has no past and rather forget it. Then day he find a note from a kid Sean who does not go to his class. Sean might be the reason his life might go downhill.
This was a quick read, so was up all day until I finish it. It is told between both Sean and Richard point of view. I really enjoyed this book and I got lost in the story. Alot of fun crazy twists happens. The cover is so creepy and haunting looking. It is prefect for horror adult readers at there.
Don’t mind me reviewing this adult book. I do read a little bit of everything once a while.
Looking for something crazy to read, check out Whisper Down the Lane.