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Author: Chase Novak (pseudonym for Scott Spencer)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Expected Publishing Date: 4 Sep 2012
Hardcover: 320 pages
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
Alex and Leslie Twisden lead charmed lives-fabulous jobs, a luxurious town house on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a passionate marriage. What they don't have is a child, and as they try one infertility treatment after the next, yearning turns into obsession. As a last-ditch attempt to make their dream of parenthood come true, Alex and Leslie travel deep into Slovenia, where they submit to a painful and terrifying procedure that finally gives them what they so fervently desire . . . but with awful consequences.
Ten years later, cosseted and adored but living in a house of secrets, the twins Adam and Alice find themselves locked into their rooms every night, with sounds coming from their parents' bedroom getting progressively louder, more violent, and more disturbing.
Driven to a desperate search for answers, Adam and Alice set out on a quest to learn the true nature of the man and woman who raised them. Their discovery will upend everything they thought they knew about their parents and will reveal a threat so horrible that it must be escaped, at any cost.
Why Breed?It just sounds so interesting! A secret, painful, terrifying procedure that gives a couple children? (Twins, at that. Everyone knows that in fiction, twins are inherently suspicious and spooky. Note The Shining.) And the children take charge to find out what's up with all the craziness going on -- as a Doctor Who/Torchwood fan, I'm hoping for aliens, but I'm not sure that will be the case. Aliens can't be the answer to everything, I guess.
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?