- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 526 KB
- Print Length: 320 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345459806
- Publisher: Ballantine Books (1 July 2003)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000FBFO46
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #256,199 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Sitter Kindle Edition
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Ellie is just getting out of a relationship with a guy who won't take no for an answer, her mother constantly reminds her of her short comings with her life, and to make matters worse she has started reliving a terrible incident that happened to her back in high school.
Upon arriving in the Hamptons Ellie finds out the job she had lined up has been taken, but a stroke of luck has a new job opportunity placed right in front of her. Ellie meets Abbie Harper, a young woman desperate for a live-in nanny to care for her two children. Ellie takes the job, but what looked like a great job turns to a nightmare as Abbie's young son begins acting weird, and strange things begin happening.
Ellie begins receiving disturbing messages, and the Harper's previous nanny warns of ghosts, and the evil locked inside of Brandon. Ellie dismisses everything, until the messages become gruesome, and a violent act proves that someone wants her dead.
Time is running out for Ellie to find a madman, and as she races to save herself she comes face to face with a horror she never expected.
`The Sitter' is a creepy and suspenseful shocker. Good old fashion horror unfolds in a story that's part supernatural, part slasher, and all-around scary. From it's chilling opening scene to it's surprise ending readers know they are in the hands of a master. R.L. Stine has written countless bestsellers for children and teens, but he out does himself with a gripping thriller for adults that deserves to be a huge success.
You will be hooked with this page-turner that's reminiscent of early John Saul novels.
I read R.L. Stine as a child, both the Goosebumps and Fear Street series, and it was quite a surprise to see him write an adult novel. Language, sex, drugs, alcohol, and very difficult situations play into this novel, so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under the age of 14.
The book is very well-written, and has a great surprise ending (what else would you expect from Stine?). I hope very much Robert continues his current writing process, that being no series, but a novel or two every 6-8 months.
However, the way the plot unraveled and the book ended left much to be desired. There was no way to guess the ending, which was quite random and bizarre, in my opinion. I was expecting a little more realistic creativity rather than unbelievable "whatever" conclusions.
The best thing about this book was the setting (The Hamptons) and the main characters (attractive and young). Stine did a great job developing several characters that kept you wondering about their intentions and mysterious backgrounds.
A pretty fun thriller-style beach book that remains interesting throughout two-thirds of the book and then plummets to its end feeling like you wasted your time. As long as you keep that in mind, you may not be as disappointed as I was.