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Midnight on Beacon Street By Emily Ruth Verona, Christine Lakin (Read by) Cover Image
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"My nineties heart was warmed and thrilled by Emily Ruth Verona's debut novel, Midnight on Beacon Street. The shade of Shirley Jackson haunts this page-turner, which abounds in classic horror movie references, both revisiting and critiquing the tale of a babysitter left alone with kids she may or may not be able to protect. I loved every minute of it." --Polly Stewart, author of The Good Ones

"A delightfully twisted, poignant shot of 90s nostalgia, Emily Ruth Verona's Midnight on Beacon Street is a treat for anyone who's been, or been babysat by, a scrappy teenager in a dark house at night."--Julia Fine, author of Maddalena and the Dark and The Upstairs House

A suspenseful and entertaining debut thriller--and love letter to vintage horror movies--in which a teenager must overcome her own anxiety to protect the two children she's babysitting when strangers come knocking at the door.

October 1993. One night. One house. One dead body.

When single mom Eleanor Mazinski goes out a for a much-needed date night, she leaves her two young children--sweet, innocent six-year-old Ben and precocious, defiant twelve-year-old Mira--in the capable hands of their sitter, Amy. The quiet seventeen-year-old is good at looking after children, despite her anxiety disorder. She also loves movies, especially horror flicks. Amy likes their predictability; it calms the panic that threatens to overwhelm her.

The evening starts out normally enough, with games, pizza, and dancing. But as darkness falls, events in this quaint suburban New Jersey house take a terrifying turn--unexpected visitors at the door, mysterious phone calls, and by midnight, little Ben is in the kitchen standing in a pool of blood, with a dead body at his feet.

In this dazzling debut novel, Emily Ruth Verona moves back and forth in time, ratcheting up suspense and tension on every page. Chock-full of nods to classic horror films of the seventies and eighties, Midnight on Beacon Street is a gripping thriller full of electrifying twists and a heartwarming tale of fear and devotion that explores our terrors and the lengths we'll go to keep our loved ones safe.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798212895781
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Language: English