Light shelfwear to edges and covers. Pages tight and clean. Small crease on front bottom left corner. 512 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1998. ISBN: 0451195922. Paul Skoglund wasn't prepared for the horrifying condition of his aunt's estate. The rambling old house on the Hudson River had been vandalized so savagely, so violently, that it could only be the work of a dangerous, unstable mind. Paul himself was no stranger to problems of the mind; a lifelong victim of a severe nervous disorder, he had managed to control his mental states through medication and self-discipline. But when the damage inflicted upon his aunt's house is linked to the recent disappearances of local teenagers, Paul is forced to question his family's mysterious past-and open his mind to new, and terrifying, possibilities.