In this contemporary horror classic, Peter Straub weaves an elegant web of terror surrounding the sleepy town of Milburn, New York. When a close group of four old friends gathers to trade ghost stories following the death of one in their inner circle, they dredge up a past filled with regrets, mysteries, and lingering evil. Straub's slow-burn tale draws the reader into a setting that's well-realized and tangibly real--then he pulls out the rug beneath you with terrifying escalation. Ghost Story begins as an enveloping mystery and transforms into a riveting exploration of pure malevolence, and it remains a unique gem of the genre.
Ghost Story, by Peter Straub