I read this book about a week ago. One night, I actually had a nightmare, which all credit goes to the book.
I recall thinking, as I was reading, this guy is good! Good enough that I might have to list him right up there with Stephen King....
Well no wonder. Tonight, as I was researching the book online (since I gave the book to Man-Child to take to school) I discovered that the author, Joe Hill, is none other than the son of Stephen and Tabitha King. He's done his parent's proud. Although, this leads me to wonder just what the conversation must have been like around that dinner table!
At any rate, this thriller is a must read. The heroine of the story, Victoria (aka Vic) has an uncanny ability, aided with her trusty bicycle, to find things - no matter how far away they may be.
One day she goes looking for trouble. And she finds it in Charles Talent Manx.
Charles has created "Christmasland." And he finds children and transports them to this "magical" land where the children can experience his version of Christmas every day. Vic was able to escape Charlie's grip once and her life was changed forever.
But, as with most unresolved issues, eventually they must be faced. And after a hard life, Vic finds herself once again seeking out Charlie and Christmasland all in effort to save her son.
So if you are looking for a good, scary read this book is for you. As for me, after reading some fluff to rid my mind of the scary, I will be seeking out other books by this author - because he is that good.