The Well

by A. J. Whitten

A teenage boy's mother wants him dead

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547232294
  • ISBN-10: 0547232292
  • Pages: 336
  • Publication Date: 09/21/2009
  • Carton Quantity: 48

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    If Hamlet thought he had issues, he should have talked to Cooper Warner.

    His mother’s normally sunny demeanor has turned into something—homicidal.

    And what’s worse, she has help in her hunt for Cooper: A ravenous monster living at the bottom of the old well in the woods behind their house. She’s determined to deliver her 14-year-old son straight into the creature’s eager clutches. Cooper turns to his girlfriend, Megan, for help, but then, to his horror, the creature takes her prisoner.
    Now, it’s up to Cooper to fend off his murderous mother, finish his Hamlet paper, and enter the putrid lair at the bottom of the well to rescue Megan. And when he confronts the creature, Cooper must make the toughest decision of his life: kill, or be killed.

    Inspired by Hamlet, THE WELL puts a terrifying twist on the Shakespearean classic.

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    "[A] propulsive horror yarn. . . . Fright fans will be plenty satisfied with the homicidal happenings."--Booklist
    "Overall, this is at once frightening and a bit campy, making this a guilty—but still gratifyingly gross—pleasure for horror fans."--Bulletin