Middle of the Night (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Middle of the Night (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Riley Sager
Middle of the Night (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Middle of the Night (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Riley Sager

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From the author of such nail-biting thrillers as The Only One Left and The House Across the Lake comes another propulsive page-turner that will leave you glued to the page. When the past comes back to haunt a small town, it's up to Ethan to contend with what happened while discovering just what safety really means.

This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes an essay from Riley Sager about finding the inspiration for his latest chilling novel in his own suburban backyard.

In the latest jaw-dropping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager, a man must contend with the long-ago disappearance of his childhood best friend—and the dark secrets lurking just beyond the safe confines of his picture-perfect neighborhood.

The worst thing to ever happen on Hemlock Circle occurred in Ethan Marsh’s backyard. One July night, ten-year-old Ethan and his best friend and neighbor, Billy, fell asleep in a tent set up on a manicured lawn in a quiet, quaint New Jersey cul de sac. In the morning, Ethan woke up alone. During the night, someone had sliced the tent open with a knife and taken Billy. He was never seen again.

Thirty years later, Ethan has reluctantly returned to his childhood home. Plagued by bad dreams and insomnia, he begins to notice strange things happening in the middle of the night. Someone seems to be roaming the cul de sac at odd hours, and signs of Billy’s presence keep appearing in Ethan’s backyard. Is someone playing a cruel prank? Or has Billy, long thought to be dead, somehow returned to Hemlock Circle?

The mysterious occurrences prompt Ethan to investigate what really happened that night, a quest that reunites him with former friends and neighbors and leads him into the woods that surround Hemlock Circle. Woods where Billy claimed ghosts roamed and where a mysterious institute does clandestine research on a crumbling estate.  

The closer Ethan gets to the truth, the more he realizes that no place—be it quiet forest or suburban street—is completely safe. And that the past has a way of haunting the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593850930
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/18/2024
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,201
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Riley Sager is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, most recently The House Across the Lake and The Only One Left. A native of Pennsylvania, he now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
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