Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Jack Finney

fiction classics horror science fiction dark mysterious tense fast-paced

216 pages | first published 1955


On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovered an insidious, horrifying plot. Silently, subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms were taking over the bodies and minds of his neigh...
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