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Middle of the night : a novel / Riley Sager.

Sager, Riley, (author.).

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.-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593472378
  • ISBN: 0593472373
  • Physical Description: 365 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2024.
Subject: Marsh, Ethan (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Fiction
Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction
Ghosts > Fiction.
Insomniacs > Fiction
Neighbors > Fiction
Psychological fiction.
Princeton (N.J.) > Fiction
New Jersey > Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)

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  • 1 of 12 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Palmerton Area Library.


  • 25 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Palmerton Area Library New Fic F Sa1 (Text) 65000000083446 Adult Fiction Checked Out 07/23/2024

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