Professor James Lowry doesn't believe in ghosts, the supernatural, the surreal, or any type of dark fantasy. Not until a gentle spring evening when his hat disappeared, and suddenly he couldn't remember the last four hours of his life. Now, the quiet university town of Atworthy is changing - slightly at first, then faster and more frighteningly each time he tries to remember.
Lowry is pursued by a dark, secret evil that is turning his whole world against him while it whispers a his forgotten scary story from the shadows: If you find your hat you'll find your four hours. If you find your four hours then you will die…Fear turns to terror...
“A true scare!” —Ray Bradbury
“What I’m writing is really psychological fantasies, on the order of L. Ron Hubbard’s Fear. Without Fear, I would never have come up with what I do.” —Philip K. Dick
A friend recommended this book because I want to read Horror stories and I loved it!
I finished reading in two days I couldn’t put the book away, I got scared, confused, got excited. It made me debate if what was happening in the story was true or not and I really enjoyed the end so to me that’s a good book and was easy to read. I also end up downloading the audio book to listen to it with my husband. I recommend both formats.
I think it's an excellent start in the horror genre.
Read this book I did in soft back in the late 90's. I really liked it, I lost it going to read it again. Must read if you like nail biting books.