Lost Boy, Lost Girl

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Lost Boy, Lost Girl is a 2003 horror/suspense novel by Peter Straub. The book won the 2003 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel[1] and was a 2004 August Derleth Award nominee.[2]

A sequel, In the Night Room (2004), follows.


The novel revolves around a middle-aged writer named Timothy Underhill, struggling to help his brother Philip and his nephew, Mark, cope with the recent suicide of Philip's wife, Nancy. A perplexing series of events revolving around a haunted house, a pedophilic serial killer and the lost girl of the title, is triggered when Mark suddenly goes missing and is suspected to be the latest victim of the killer. Mark had begun to harbor an obsession, after the death of his mother, with an abandoned house on the Underhills street. Timothy and Philip struggle to connect the threads of this mystery and find Mark before he falls victim to the horrors of the abandoned home; horrors both human and supernatural in nature.


  1. ^ "2003 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  2. ^ "2004 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2011-11-05.