I picked up this title simply because it was by R.L. Stine. I had read many of his books in my childhood and loved them. I remember not being able to put them down. So, I had to see if this title for adults would have the same effect on me. The verdict is.......Yes, it did. I did not want to put it down, even with the foreshadowing. Yes, you can guess what is happening from the beginning but the need to see how Stine progresses in the story is strong.