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From acclaimed author Andrew Pyper, a gripping novel of psychological suspense about four men haunted by a secret from childhood.

There's no such thing as an empty house...

Trevor, Randy, Ben and Carl grew up together in the small town of Grimshaw as many boys do--playing hockey on the local team, the Guardians, and forging friendships that run deep. Twenty-four years later, Trevor, recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and faced with his own mortality, learns that his old friend Ben has committed suicide. He returns to Grimshaw to pay his respects and to reunite with Randy and Carl.
But going home means going back to the memories of a sinister crime that occurred in the abandoned house at 321 Caledonia Street--a crime that claws its way into the present, leaving its indelible mark on everyone. Chilling to the core and gripping in the extreme, The Guardians is taut psychological suspense that will leave you at once breathless and moved.

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The Guardians
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3.8 / 5
November 1st, 2013
Super book! Scary, creepy and thought - provoking. Highly recommend it. But my advice, read it during daylight hours!
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Enjoyable read
August 11th, 2013
I really enjoyed reading this book; the way the story flowed without strange hiccups helped a lot (as in the last book I read.) Having said that, on reflection, I was left with some unanswered questions once I finished the novel. I personally feel that the author should have spent more time explaining WHY the 'house' became haunted; more to the point, why the spirit became confined to the house (and yes, I did read the final chapter.) And also, why, with all the comings and goings of the teenage population using the house as a place to hang out, the spirit was so selective in its choice of those it wanted to make itself known to and screw with. For example, A: after the original inhabitants left, why was a derelict house allowed to stand, B: did the original owners know the house had become haunted, C: when the main characters were young and met one of the original owners in a nursing home, who took over the house title when he died?, so that when they returned 20 years later the house was still standing and vacant (ie when the police went there, they got in trouble for entering private property without a warrant or just cause.) Like I said, just a few of the unanswered questions I have been left trying to figure out. However, as I've previously stated, I did enjoy this book and the writing style. And I'm sure you will too!
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