In the Dark, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King Nothing much happens in Donnerville.

Then librarian Jane Kerry receives an envelope containing a fifty-dollar bill and a note from 'MOG' (Master of Games) instructing her to 'Look homeward, angel'.

Jane pulls Thomas Wolfe's novel of that title off the shelf and finds a second envelope with more money and another clue...This 'game' soon pushes Jane into crazy and immoral actions, but when she ties to quit, 'MOG' has other ideas.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Horror & ghost stories
  • ISBN: 9780747245094

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In The Dark - Richard Laymon *****Jane is a librarian, one night as she prepares to close up she finds and envelope with a $50 bill and a note with a clue. She follows up on the clue and finds $100 dollars with a further offer of doubling her money each time she completes a task. The note is signed MOG (Master of Games). Each task gets more and more scary to complete, expect graveyards, late nights and death. :)I have read a few Laymon novels and this one doesn't fail to live up to his legacy to shock. I think most of his books are male orientated with their fair share of jiggling boobs and bums. I just love them. I've not read the Beast house trilogy yet, but this book would seem an ideal place to start for fans new to his work.

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Finished this book last night. Wow what a difference with the last book I read. This one I could not stop reading and it kept me thinking about it even when I could not read.<br/><br/>My dad gave me about 5 books by Richard Laymon. This is the first book I have read by him and I loved it. So original. I love the toughness, the gore, the sex. lol. Okay sometimes the story was a a bit like "A girl would never do that, but all in all I really loved reading it. <br/><br/>I picked this book because it had the best reviews out of the books i had.<br/>Already reading another Richard Laymon book. And he has written so many books. I am thrilled to explore more.

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