Red Rain, was released. This is his fourth adult novel - the first three being Superstitious, Eye Candy and The Sitter. Here's what it's about:
Before there was J. K. Rowling, before there was Stephenie
Meyer or Suzanne Collins, there was R.L. Stine. Witty, creepy, and
compulsively readable, his books defined horror for a generation of
young readers— readers who have now come of age. In Red Rain, Stine
uses his unerring knack for creating terror to tap into some very
grownup fears. Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island
off the coast of South Carolina, the wrong place at the wrong time. A
merciless, unanticipated hurricane cuts a path of destruction through
the island and Lea barely escapes with her life.
In the storm’s
aftermath, she discovers two orphaned boys—twins. Filled with a desire
to do something to help, to make something good of all she witnessed,
Lea impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys, Samuel and Daniel, seem
amiable and immensely grateful; Lea’s family back on Long
Island—husband Mark, a child psychologist, and their two children, Ira
and Elena—aren’t quite so pleased. But even they can’t anticipate the
twins’ true nature—or predict that, within a few weeks’ time, Mark will
wind up implicated in two brutal murders, with the police narrowing in.
For the millions of readers who grew up on Goosebumps, and for every fan of deviously inventive horror, this is a must-read from a beloved master of the genre.
Since I am obviously a huge R.L. Stine fan, I cannot wait to read this. Hopefully I will receive it for my birthday (which is coming up soon) because I will not be shelling out the $17.81 for the Kindle edition. Especially when I could get the hardcover for the same price.
There's a great R.L. Stine retrospective at best-horror-movies.com in honor of Stine's 69th birthday (which he celebrated on October 8) and the 20th anniversary of Goosebumps.