King's #1 bestselling, timeless classic, is among King's most iconic and beloved novels.
Now a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures starring John Lithgow, Jason Clarke, and Amy Seimetz!
King's iconic, beloved classic is 'so beautifully paced that you cannot help but be pulled in' Guardian
'SOMETIMES...DEAD IS BETTER'
The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.
Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.
Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat.
But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe. Just a carefully cleared path up into the woods where generations of local children have processed 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 'Wild, powerful, disturbing' - Washington Post Book Review
When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered in a town park, reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's popular Little League coach, Terry Maitland, as the culprit. DNA evidence and fingerprints confirm the crime was committed by this well-loved family man.
Horrified by the brutal killing, Detective Ralph Anderson, whose own son was once coached by Maitland, orders the suspect to b..