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    • ISBN:9780755391714
    • Publication date:07 Jun 2012

Quake

A deadly earthquake and a deadly predator…

By Richard Laymon

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Breathtaking suspense and vivid moments of terror in this gripping novel by one of our best-loved horror writers

'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King.

Twenty minutes before the quake hit, Stanley was ogling Sheila through his living-room window. Now he may be able to do more than just ogle ... Sheila's trapped in her ruined house and her husband and daughter are stranded on the other side of the city. The power's down, the emergency services can't cope and the lawless are combing the ruins. Sheila's fate depends on who can get to her first...

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  • ISBN: 9780747248064
  • Publication date: 21 Sep 1995
  • Page count: 567
  • Imprint: Feature
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