The Uninvited

The Uninvited

Book - 2012
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As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry. Hesketh has never been good at relationships: Asperger's Syndrome has seen to that. But he does have a talent for spotting behavioural patterns, and an outsider's fascination with group dynamics. Nothing obvious connects Hesketh's Southeast Asian case with the atrocities back home. Or with the increasingly odd behaviour of his beloved step-son, Freddy. But when Hesketh's Taiwan contact dies shockingly and more acts of sabotage and child violence sweep the globe, he is forced to acknowledge possibilities that defy the rational principles on which he has staked his life, his career and, most devastatingly of all, his role as a father.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Circus, 2012.
ISBN: 9781408821152
140882115X
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 22 cm.

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Persnickety77
Nov 29, 2014

i regret reading it.
it was totally like M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" but a book; utterly predictable, boring, and the final "twist" is achingly stupid.

ValleyViewLibrarians Apr 10, 2014

I put this down about six months ago but it's been nagging at me ever since, so I decided to crack it open again and see how things end. Intriguing characters, an unusual premise and very creepy. Jensen has a knack for creating scenes that are as vivid as they are deeply unsettling and she expertly utilizes a distinct narrator and gradual revelation of clues to build high tension. Not my usual fare but this was a highly engaging and unique story.

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