Not a real person, Owned the meadow that Sara Tidwell bought.

Son of Reginald Tidwell. Mike's mother's sister. Character in a novel by Sayer. He learns in a vision that these men had viciously raped and killed Sara, and drowned her son Kito in the lake; There, he finds his beloved Yankee town held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, whose v. Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still grieving. Became an accountant. Father of Normal Auster, Wife of Kenny. What are the forces that have been unleashed here—and what do they want of Mike Noonan? Judge who appointed Elmer Durgin as Kyra Devore's guardian ad litem, Actor mentioned in passing. Son of Sara Tidwell. Retired Navy man who sometimes helped Mike Noonan with research for his novels. Born 1892. This is also the name of the house owned by the Noonans, Writer who wrote Swag, Mr Majestik and The Big Bounied, In the fire at Dark Score Lake in the 1930's, Somerset Elderly novelist mentioned in passing, Owner of a sawmill that burned down in 1933 on Dark Score Lake. Horror is horror because it's graphic, eerie, and/or violent. Lawyer from Lewiston hired for Mike Noonan by John Storrow. Grief.

Son of Jack. On his first day, he meets Kyra, a 3-year-old girl and her young widowed mother, 20-year-old Mattie Devore.

[15] Filming took place in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in August and September 2011. This is a ghost story...it's about being haunted, both by spirits and by memories. The outcome of the adoption is left unresolved at the end, but the reader is given hope that it will be positive.

But now he wants more.

The mystery and the hauntings are linked in with a child custody battle, complete with a nefarious old villain, and a damsel in distress.

Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support. Character in a book by Maugham "The Moon and the Sixpence", Character in Mike Noonan's new book "My Childhood Friend". Instantly engrossing, King grabs you from the first line and keeps you, squirming and uncomfortable, until well after you’ve closed the book. He later moved to the Rite Aid in Bangor. Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. Brother of Kisha. Mattie's father-in-law is Max Devore, an elderly rich man who will do anything to gain custody of his granddaughter, Kyra. Whenever I'm not sure what I feel like reading next, I go for a Stephen King book. Cleaner who was hired to supervise the cleaning of "Sara Laughs" before Mike Noonan returned there. Mother of Sid and Mike Noonan. Had an appendectomy in February 1994. Committed suicide in Castle Rock. Investigator in Key Largo that discovered Regina Whiting's secret. This was the accident which Johanna Noonan was running to when she died. I've had a copy of this one for a while - I was quite thrilled to find a hardcover edition in a charity shop some months ago. Much more. Born 1915. 50 years old in 1994. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. The past entwines so completely with the present the change is subtle and quiet. Described as a haunting love story, it certainly delivers. Collected garbage from the houses along Dark Score Lake twice a week in 1994. [5] Ultimately, King left Viking and on November 6, 1997[6] signed an initial three-book deal with Simon & Schuster, with a $2 million advance for Bag of Bones in addition to 50% profit-sharing. Easily my favorite Stephen King novel ever, and I've read a wide cross section of different eras of his stuff. Easily my favorite Stephen King novel ever, and I've read a wide cross section of different eras of his stuff. Pacing, character, story, plot flow, and horror are all masterfully handled by the master himself. He follows them to the lake, where Mattie's ghost appears and knocks Rogette into the water. After Stephen's grandparents passed away, Mrs. King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged. That's what those "pointless details" are for - they are the brush strokes he uses for painting. I also really enjoyed, The Tommy Knockers, The Stand, Full Dark No Stars, and others. Son of Norman Auster. He also discovers that Sara Laughs is haunted and that his late wife, Joanna, still has something to tell him. It focuses on an author who suffers severe writer's block and delusions at an isolated lake house four years after the death of his wife. BAG OF BONES is the story of novelist Michael Noonan and the effects of his profound grief after the sudden loss of his beloved wife. Built cabins in the past, on the shore of Dark Score Lake. The lust part they only think they understand.”, Locus Award for Best Dark Fantasy/Horror Novel (1999), British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (1999). Went to school and picked on with Johanna Arlen. Wife of Mike Noonan. Being a Stephen King fan is kind of like being a geek for Dragonlance or comic books - reviewing his work seems borderline pointless because non-fans will usually dismiss him out of hand and be hard to convince of any intrinsic value, and fans are already pretty hardcore about him. Father of Harry Auster, Wife of Benton Auster. The pace is a bit slow at first, but picks up quickly. We’d love your help. Was married to Lance Devore until he died. This is such a beautiful and haunting story and it really has everything you could ask for and more! Died of a broken neck in 1902 after falling down a cliff while drunk. In October 1997,[3] after Viking published King's then-latest novel, Desperation (1996), and King's deal with Viking expired, it was being reported that King was seeking a large advance for his next novel ($17–18 million according to various reports) and 26% of gross sales, whereas his deal with Viking previously paid a $15 million advance per book. But this one has sections, like the ghost that shuffles the magnets stuck on a freeze, that gave me an instant on-rush of fear-hormones. Mike then grabs Kyra and drives back to his home. Suffers from severe arthritis. She has trouble calling herself Kyra, so she calls herself "Kia". Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. King’s style of writing is sharp and graceful.

Nutty Aunt of Mike Noonan. Daughter of Dave Stanchfield, Mother of Mattie. • At a book signing, one of Mike's fans describes himself as his "number one fan"; Jo teases him to "have fun with Annie Wilkes". Married name of Johanna Arlen. As Mike is drawn into Mattie and Kyra's struggle, as he falls in love with both of them, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations and escalating terrors. He was appointed as Kyra Devore's guardian ad litem. Stick to Twilight sweetie where the vampires glitter.