A perennial classic from Stephen King - timeless and topical, soon to be a major film starring Australia's Jason Clarke.
Now a major motion picture
'SOMETIMES...DEAD IS BETTER'
The house looks right, feels right to Dr Louis Creed. Rambling, old and comfortable. A place where the family can settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seem a world away from the fume-choked dangers of the city.
It's only those big trucks on the road outside which growl out unnerving threats.
Behind the house there's a carefully cleared path up into the woods to a place where generations of local children walked in a procession with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial.
A sad place maybe, but safe. Surely a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding...
'King can make the flesh creep half a world away' - The Times
'So beautifully paced that you cannot help but be pulled in' - Guardian
'The most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written' - Publisher's Weekly
King can make the flesh creep half a world away - The Times
So beautifully paced that you cannot help but be pulled in - Guardian
The most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written - Publisher's Weekly
Wild, powerful, disturbing - Washington Post Book Review
Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award).
Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films, television series and streamed events including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.
King is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.