Also known as The Maddening.
Shortcut to Hell
You are a woman with a five-year-old daughter, travelling to meet your husband. You expect to save a little time on a rural shortcut through the backwoods...
But you don't expect the car to break down in a rainstorm. You don't expect the family that lives in the nearby farmhouse to be so 'odd'.
Nor do you expect to become their 'playmates' in a violent whirlpool of unrelenting terror...
It's just a game. And you lose...
Andrew Neiderman (born 1940) is an American novelist. He became the ghost writer for V. C. Andrews following her death in 1986. He formerly taught English at Fallsburg Jr./Sr. High School, in upstate New York. Neiderman is married to the former model Diane Wilson. They have two children, Melissa, a teacher in Rancho Mirage, and Erik, a jet pilot. They have three grandchildren: Dustin, a musician who attends College in Los Angeles, Hannah Rose, and Emily Grace, the latter both models in LA.
Neiderman is arguably best known as the author of The Devil's Advocate, later adapted into a film of the same name, and the screenwriter who adapted Rain, based on a series of novels released under Andrews' name.
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