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Chilling thriller on haunted past

By 이다영

Published : July 8, 2011 - 18:49

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You’re Next

By Gregg Hurwitz

(St. Martin’s Press)

Gregg Hurwitz delivers a chilling look at one man’s efforts to save his family from his haunted past in “You’re Next.”

Mike was left at a foster home when he was 4. His last memory was his father promising to return. He never did.

Flash-forward to the present: Mike has an amazing wife and a wonderful 8-year-old daughter. He runs a construction company that has created a “green” housing project that impresses everyone, including the mayor.

Then the threats begin, slowly at first. More annoying than dangerous, they quickly escalate. Mike reports his growing fears to the police, but they don’t seem to care. The only questions they have are about the parents he doesn’t remember.

To stop his increasing paranoia ― and to keep his family safe ― Mike is forced to ask for help from someone he grew up with; someone who might prove as dangerous as those trying to destroy everything he holds dear.

Hurwitz takes the modern family and quickly turns the comfort of the situation into fear and paranoia. Mike’s quest to save his loved ones and find answers to the puzzle of his past proves to be irresistible.