When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son – and now an idyllic home. As a family, they’ve got it all… right down to the friendly cat.
But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth – more terrifying than death itself… and hideously more powerful.
Are there better horror novels out there? Probably. Have I found one yet? Not yet. Are my opinions of other horror novels jaded by the bias I hold towards this book? Absolutely!
I first read this book when I was about 12 years old and at that time…I peed my pants!
I re-read this book about a year ago and found that it still held some unsettling and horrific moments. I was still scared by this novel but in a new and more mature way.
Stephen King wrote one hell of a macabre tale. It was gritty and real and made me jump with nearly every turn of the page.
The characters were quite believable and their motivations were entirely justified (if not wisted).
This book became the pinnacle against which I gauge every other horror novel.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Stephen King or who can find enjoyment in a brilliantly written horror story.