Candles Burning

Candles Burning

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
After her father's horrific murder, Calley Dakin and her mother find themselves exiled to Pensacola Beach, where a woman awaits their presence. A woman who understands that Calley is no normal little girl, but can't begin to imagine just how strong her bond is with her father-even after death.

Baker & Taylor
In the wake of her father's torture, murder, and dismemberment, Calliope "Calley" Dakin and her mother flee to Pensacola Beach where a woman waits for Calley, who is no ordinary little girl. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425215708
Branch Call Number: FIC KIN
Characteristics: 423 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: McDowell, Michael 1950-


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Tabitha King is Stephen King's wife.

Aug 22, 2006

A young girl who has lost her daddy to murder is now forced to live at her grandmother''s house with her bratty brother and self-centered mother finds she has special powers. And when her spiteful grandmother dies, her mother is forced to leave her brother behind and seek refuge in an old house in Pensacola. This house is an exact replica of her great-grandmother?s house that has burned down years ago complete with items from that house! Creepy occurrences are imbedded deep in a ponderous story reminiscent of Joyce Carol Oates but it moves as fast as stone is ground into sand. For over half the book every daily dull occurrence is recorded with exact descriptions by the young girl. When strange things start to happen it makes the reader sit bolt upright, but then the mundane intrudes again and the story plods along for another fifty pages or so. In the end I found this book to belabor what could have been more than just a creepy tale. A major disappointment from two talented writers.

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