Hide and Seek
By Jack Ketchum
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Hide and Seek, by Jack Ketchum (Unabridged)
Hide and Seek is a book about games. Reckless, dangerous games. Games you might even want to play yourself if you're with the right people. But shouldn't. Not ever...
Dead River's a sleepy little town on the coast of Maine without much going for it. The Great Depression hit hard and never let go. Even now, sixtyodd years later, there's not much to do, not much going on. So that when a trio of friends, rich college kids, arrive there on a forced march with their parents for summer vacation they have to make their own amusements. And they do, in spades.
Dan's a local and didn't get a chance to go to college. There was never the money. He works in a lumberyard hauling twobyfours and furring around all day with a forklift. He's even more bored than he knows.
When the college kids arrive, that changes.
The most daring of the three is a beautiful, troubled girl name Casey. She's not opposed to stealing caviar or cars or running around naked in graveyards. For Casey the thrill's the thing and the riskier the better.
Dan falls for her, hard. And gradually becomes the fourth member of the group—the poor relation.
But the games need escalation. It's a need that finds them at last in an old abandoned house at night, a house reputed to be haunted, where phantom lights burn in broken windows. Where something lurks waiting in the dark...
Jack Ketchum is the author of the novels Off Season, The Girl Next Door, She Wakes, Offspring, Red, Ladies' Night, The Lost, and Right to Life.
Read by: Wayne June
Length: 5.5 Hours