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Second Honeymoon
Second Honeymoon
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Hardcover
ISBN: 0316211222
$27.99/U.S.
416 pages
Little, Brown and Company

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ISBN: 1455515957
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432 pages
Grand Central Publishing

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ISBN: 1455515965
$10.00/U.S.
384 pages
Grand Central Publishing

A walk down the aisle, a resort hotel, a drink on the beach...for these unlucky couples, the honeymoon's over.

A newlywed couple steps into the sauna in their deluxe honeymoon suite—and never steps out again. When another couple is killed while boarding their honeymoon flight to Rome, it becomes clear that someone is targeting honeymooners, and it's anyone's guess which happy couple is next on the list.

FBI Agent John O'Hara is deep into solving the case, while Special Agent Sarah Brubaker is hunting another ingenious serial killer, whose victims all have one chilling thing in common.

As wedding hysteria rises to a frightening new level, John and Sarah work ever more closely together in a frantic attempt to decipher the logic behind two rampages. SECOND HONEYMOON is James Patterson's most mesmerizing, most exciting, and most surprising thriller ever.

Second Honeymoon
Fiction/General

Hardcover
ISBN: 0316211222
$27.99/U.S.
416 pages
Little, Brown and Company

Paperback
ISBN: 1455515957
$16.00/U.S.
432 pages
Grand Central Publishing

Mass Market
ISBN: 1455515965
$10.00/U.S.
384 pages
Grand Central Publishing

Prologue | THINGS THAT GO BANG IN THE NIGHT

One

THE BOY WOULD be famous around the world one day, but there was no way he could imagine that now. What little kid could predict the future, or begin to understand it? Sevenyear-old Ned Sinclair reached out in the darkness, his hand blindly feeling for the wall as he stepped outside his bedroom. He didn’t dare turn on a light in the hall. He didn’t dare make a sound. Not even a peep. Not yet.

Slowly, Ned tiptoed down the long, narrow hallway, the chill of the hardwood floor in the dead of an Albany winter reaching right up through his footed Superman pajamas. He was shaking, ice cold, his teeth on the verge of chattering.

Searching for the railing at the top of the stairs, Ned’s arm waved back and forth like a delicate branch caught in the wind. He felt nothing...still nothing...then—yes, there it was—the smooth curve of the lacquered pine against his fingertips.

He gripped the railing, white-knuckled, all the way down to the first floor, one quiet step at a time.

Earlier that day, Ned almost forgot how terrified he was of the night. His big sister, Nora, had taken him to see the new movie in town, a sequel, Back to the Future Part II. He’d been too young to see the original four years earlier.

Sitting in the dark theater with a big bucket of buttered popcorn in his lap and an RC Cola, Ned was completely and wonderfully transfixed by the film, especially that DeLorean car.

If only I could travel through time, he wished afterward. I don’t want to be here anymore. I don’t like it here.

He wouldn’t care where he went, just so long as it was away from his house—and the terrible bogeyman who haunted it late at night. He and Nora would make their great escape and live happily ever after. A new town. A new house. And in the garden of the new house? Nothing but yellow lilies, Nora’s favorite.

He loved his sister so much. Whenever the other kids on the block made fun of his stutter—Ne-Ne-Ne-Ned, they would cruelly tease—Nora always stood up for him. She had even fought for him. Nora was as tough as any boy. Maybe wherever they went it would be okay to marry your sister.

But for now, he was still stuck in his house. A prisoner. Trapped. Lying awake each horrible night waiting for the sound he prayed would never come...but always did.

Always, always, always.

The bogeyman.

Copyright © 2013 by James Patterson

Second Honeymoon
Fiction/General
Audiobook (Unabridged CD)
ISBN: 1611130506
$34.98/U.S.
Hachette Audio
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Second Honeymoon
Fiction/General

Hardcover
ISBN: 0316211222
$27.99/U.S.
416 pages
Little, Brown and Company

Paperback
ISBN: 1455515957
$16.00/U.S.
432 pages
Grand Central Publishing

Mass Market
ISBN: 1455515965
$10.00/U.S.
384 pages
Grand Central Publishing

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