Synopses & Reviews
In life, not every sin goes unpunished.
For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past — and get away with murder.
Peter Straub's classic bestseller is a work of "superb horror" (The Washington Post Book World) that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time — and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares.
"The scariest book I've ever read....It crawls under your skin and into your dreams." Chicago Sun-Times
"The terror just mounts and mounts." Stephen King
"I jumped six inches...when someone came up behind the chair when I was reading it and announced that dinner was ready." Christopher Lehmann-haupt, The New York Times
"Gave me bad dreams the first night out...the best thing of its kind since Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House." Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek
About the Author
Peter Straub is the author of fourteen novels including Shadowland, The Talisman (with Stephen King), Koko, The Throat, The Hellfire Club, and Mr. X. His latest novel is Black House, the much-anticipated sequel to The Talisman, also written with Stephen King. He is the recipient of the British Fantasy Award, three Bram Stoker Awards, and two World Fantasy awards. Straub's books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He resides in New York City.