"An expert weaver of suspense" (Fresh Fiction) crafts this terrifying novel that is "scary from first to last page" (Dean Koontz). Stacey Oberman made the worst mistake of her life when she followed the garage mechanic's advice and turned off the main highway. When her car breaks down in a rainstorm, she and her five-year-old daughter seek refuge in a nearby farmhouse—only to become "playmates" in a violent whirlpool of unrelenting terror. "Neiderman's forte has always been his intricate, suspenseful stories." —Booklist on Duplicates Originally published under the name Playmates.