The Seeker

The Seeker

eBook - 2014
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When graduate student Aine Cahill uncovers a journal proving that her aunt Bonnie was an intimate companion of Thoreau’s during his supposedly solitary sojourn at Walden Pond, she knows that she has found the perfect subject for her dissertation. She decides to travel to Walden Pond herself to hunker down and work on her writing, but it quickly becomes clear that all is not as it seems in Thoreau’s woodland retreat. The further Aine delves into Bonnie’s diary the more she finds herself wondering about her family’s sinister legacy and even her own sanity—is there really a young girl lurking in the woods? As tragedy strikes a nearby town and suspicion falls on Aine, she scrambles to find the truth behind Thoreau’s paradise.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, [2014]
Copyright Date: © 2014
ISBN: 9781480447905
1480447900
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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I'm not spoiling anything by saying that the main idea of this ghost story centers around the possibility that Thoreau could've had a mistress at Walden Pond, covered up her suicide (or murder) and buried her in an unmarked grave. Wow. Throw in an evil ghost and you've got yourself a great, fast-paced horror novel. I enjoyed it.

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ABenoit
Sep 10, 2014

I loved it. It was the kind of creepy that I love. Defenitely will be looking for more from Chesterton.

vavavoom13 Apr 27, 2014

Really liked the book but the ending was disappointing.

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