#1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Straub’s classic tale of horror, secrets, and the dangerous ghosts of the past...
What was the worst thing you’ve ever done?
In the sleepy town of Milburn, New York, four old men gather to tell each other stories—some true, some made-up, all of them frightening. A simple pastime to divert themselves from their quiet lives.
But one story is coming back to haunt them and their small town. A tale of something they did long ago. A wicked mistake. A horrifying accident. And they are about to learn that no one can bury the past forever...
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A great book with twists you never see coming. It’s so exciting that if possible you could devour it in one sitting. I had to take breaks because it’s so very intense my brain needed rest or it would have overloaded. I worried about the characters when away from the read and to me that is the only sign of a great book. I’m sorry I came to the end because I would like it to go on and on. I’ll think of this story often and fondly as one of my favorite books of the thousands of books I have read in my lifetime.
Ghost Story Without Ghosts
I’m not sure I’ve ever had a horror story scare me less. Most of the way through, I had no clue what the monsters were supposed to be. The eventual explanation didn’t move me at all. Maybe this book is evidence that, like rock and roll, horror fiction is out of gas.
One of my Favorites
When I started this book it reminded me so much of and old movie I had seen. The more I read I was like I know what’s going to happen next. I almost gave up on this book then I googled it to confirm the movie was based on this book. I am so glad I did not give up on this book. As with any book to movie situation the book was so much better, and filled in some plot hole the movie had. This book and pretty much everything I’ve read by Peter Straub is worth reading. I haven’t found a book by him yet that I didn’t love. Once I start reading his books I can’t put them down.