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…
Praised by Publisher’s Weekly as ‘the most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written’ and by the Guardian for the way in which it is ‘so beautifully paced that you cannot help but be pulled in’, Pet Sematary is a classic Stephen King novel that ‘can make the flesh creep half a world away’ (The Times).
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