I will start by saying that Stephen King is in fact my favorite author. I can't say that I love every single one of his books but almost all of them. I wasn't sure how this one would be when I got it for Christmas but decided to give it a chance. Once I started reading I couldn't stop and devoured the book in less than 24 hours. Out of all of the Stephen King books I have ever read, I do have to say this this was probably the most disturbing one yet. It starts off disturbing from the very beginning and continues to be disturbing the rest of the way through. But despite that, I would definitely recommend it. It's a good horror novel and a great mystery/crime element to it as well.