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In the emotional aftermath of her baby's sudden death, Em starts running. Soon she runs from her husband, to the airport, down to the Florida Gulf, and out to the loneliest stretch of Vermillion Key, where her father has offered the use of a conch shack he has kept there for years.

Em keeps up her running - barefoot on the beach, sneakers on the road - and sees virtually no one. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day, she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering.

Pickering also enjoys the privacy of Vermillion Key, but the young women he brings there suffer the consequences. Will Em be next?

©2008 Stephen King (P)2008 Stephen King

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Great short story by the master.

Mare reads it beautifully and really captures the spirit of King's storytelling. worth a listen.

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  • 01-28-21

Short but worth the credit...

A good chilling read. Quite tense at times. Would make a good film too.

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  • 02-15-22

Had me Gripped!

Wow! That was a rollercoaster of a story to listen to. I hadn't realised this was a Stephen King Short story, not that it made any difference to my listening quality. The narration was brilliant by Mare Winningham, who brought the suspense scarily to life with her brilliant reading. I'd definitely recommend this to other readers if you want a short sharp thrill!😁

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  • Pam Rodgers
  • 01-23-22

Totally gripping

Listened right through in one sitting, could not turn it off. Would definitely recommend.

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  • 10-13-21

great

loved it, narrator was good, put a lot of life into it. Good story

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  • Mrs Tracey Leader
  • 01-24-19

great short story

great short story. I'm a big fan of stephen king so I enjoyed this book .

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  • 10-26-18

amazing!!!

The best short story i've ever read!!!
Stephen King is an amazing author.
truly astounded.

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  • 09-13-16

Another fantastic Stephen King short story.

Well the Gingerbread Girl is another fantastic and riveting short story from Stephen King. I was held spellbound from start to finish. Very good indeed and I hope they keep coming.

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  • Catherine Mack
  • 07-16-22

Simple but powerful story telling

Loved this, listened to it all in one sitting. A short story but sooo enjoyable.

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  • 06-08-22

Great Book. Chilling and captivating

Great book, captivating and kept the listener interested and in suspence. Very vivid details

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  • June a.
  • 04-04-22

my 1st audible story

wow I really enjoyed this story .An amazing narrator.I would certainly recommend it .