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....Continua
I bought it many many years ago, but I hadn't found the inspiration to read it up until now. Then I read a couple of enthusiastic reviews by a couple of unrelated people I trust and I thought "This is it. This is the time." Well, maybe I could have saved the time.
The book is not bad, mind you, but I found it waaaaay too long and boring. The build-up of the plot is very slow and some of the things still won't convince me, no matter how much I think about them. There's also so much taken directly from other novels (hello, "The turn of the screw") that we can hardly call it an innovative story. I don't know, maybe I expected too much from this novel, but I wouldn't recommend it. It's not bad, not good. Just average. But there are more than 500 pages to read and life isn't long enough for average books, in my opinion.