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Professor James Lowry didn't believe in spirits, or witches, or demons. Not until a gentle spring evening when his hat disappeared, and suddenly he couldn't remember the last four hours of his life. Now, the quiet university town of Atworthy is changing–slightly at first, then faster and more frighteningly each time he tries to remember. Lowry is pursued by a dark, secret evil that is turning his whole world against him while it whispers a warning from the shadows: If you find your hat you'll find your four hours. If you find your four hours then you will die.…

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Professor James Lowry, ethnologist, is a man of science, a man of reason, a man who is about to discover that outside his tidy little world of precision and light, there is a darkness beyond his understanding—and a fear beyond belief.

It all begins innocently enough.  He loses his hat.  But he has also lost something else: four precious hours of his life, gone without a trace.  Where did they go?  Where has he been?  What did he do?  The search for answers leads Professor Lowry into the shadows—and into a waking nightmare.

Before it’s over, he’ll come to suspect that everything he believes in and everyone he trusts have turned against him—that even his wife and his best friend have betrayed him.

Is it all in his head … or has his whole life been a lie?  To find the truth, he will have to find the lost four hours, and to find the lost hours, he will have to cross a threshold of temptation and evil from which he may never return.

From master storyteller L. Ron Hubbard comes a chilling novel of psychological suspense.

“L. Ron Hubbard’s Fear is one of the few books in the chiller genre which actually merits employment of the overworked adjective ‘classic,’ as in ‘ This is a classic tale of creeping, surreal menace and horror.’ If you’re not averse to a case of the cold chills–a rather bad one–and you’ve never read Fear, I urge you to do so … This is one of the really, really good ones.” —Stephen King


ISBN: 978-1-59212-014-7, 978-1-61986-207-4
Price: $11.95, 7.99
Format: Trade Paperback, Paperback
Pages: 143, 208

ISBN: 978-1-59212-167-0
Price: $14.95
Format: Abridged, 3 CDs
Length: Approx. 3 hours
Cast list: Read by Roddy McDowall