Gaslighted - Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child & R. L. Stine


By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child & R. L. Stine

  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings


In this entry from the thrilling short story anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child along with R.L. Stine team up for the first time ever, pitting FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast against the most unusual villain he’s ever faced—Stine’s classic creation: Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy.

First introduced in R.L. Stine’s 400 million-copy bestselling Goosebumps series, Slappy is a dummy carved from coffin wood who boasts enormous strength and a sarcastic, sadistic personality. In contrast, Agent Pendergast is an elegant, intelligent man who never lets himself be ruffled by the particulars of an investigation. Yet when these two meet for the first time—at Stony Mountain Sanatorium—Pendergast is quite clearly out of his element, and nothing is as it seems…

For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven stories in FaceOff!


  • Strangest thing I've ever seen in a book

    By Ghosthunter182
    The beginning was a little slow but eventually picked up the pace. But the strangest thing was as soon as it promised to be a page turner... They forgot to write an ending. It simply stopped and left you looking for a conclusion. The "warning" says "not for children" when in fact should say "not for adults".
  • Not bad but leaves you hanging

    By Bbac79
    It had the promise of being a good story but there was no ending. Not really worth the .99 cents.