Middle of the Night

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Author: Riley Sager

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 9781399712408

RRP: $32.99


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On July 15, 1994, ten-year-old Ethan and his best friend Billy fell asleep together in their quiet New Jersey cul de sac.

In the morning, Ethan woke up alone. The tent was sliced open, and Billy was gone, taken. He was never seen again.

Thirty years later, Ethan has returned to Hemlock Circle, still desperate for answers.

Who took Billy?

Plagued by bad dreams and insomnia, he begins to notice strange things happening on the street under the cover of darkness. Someone is prowling the cul de sac when no one is awake to see them.

Are they still out there?

This isn’t a bad neighbourhood. These aren’t bad people.

What if they are?


‘Propulsive . . . a dizzying Gothic whodunit’ New York Times Book Review

‘Riley Sager is an auto-buy for me’ Laura Dave

‘Riley Sager is one of my favourite authors . . . Fun, scary and so absorbing’ Rachel Hawkins

‘If you’re not already reading Riley Sager, you’re missing out’ Catherine Ryan Howard

‘Clever, twisty, spine-chilling’ Ruth Ware

‘Terrific’ Karin Slaughter

‘A dark, frightening and twisty story that you won’t be able to put down’ Shari Lapena

‘The House Across the Lake is the work of a master storyteller . . . An unputdownable page-turner’ Alex Michaelides

‘Brilliantly written with a dark and clever twist on a well-worn trope, and as for that ending…?!’ Susi Holliday

Riley Sager is the pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer who previously published mysteries under his real name.

Now a full-time author, Riley’s first thriller, Final Girls, was a national and international bestseller that has been sold in 25 languages. A film version is being developed by Universal Pictures and Anonymous Content.

A native of Pennsylvania, he now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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