Ghost Story (Paperback)

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Ghost Story (Paperback)


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"What is the worst thing you've ever done?"

"I won't tell you that, but I'll tell you the worst thing that's ever happened to me... the most dreadful thing."

Four old men gather to tell one another stories, each story more frightening than the last. But not as terrifying as the tale of something they did long ago, buried deep in the past. None of them dare talk about the horrifying accident and the beautiful actress. The past cannot remain buried forever and when a mysterious woman arrives, nightmares become reality.

— Lyn

#1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Straub’s classic tale of horror, secrets, and the dangerous ghosts of the past...
What was the worst thing you’ve ever done?
In the sleepy town of Milburn, New York, four old men gather to tell each other stories—some true, some made-up, all of them frightening. A simple pastime to divert themselves from their quiet lives.
But one story is coming back to haunt them and their small town. A tale of something they did long ago. A wicked mistake. A horrifying accident. And they are about to learn that no one can bury the past forever...
Peter Straub authored numerous bestselling novels, including Ghost Story, Floating Dragon, Shadowland, and Julia—as well as The Talisman and Black House, which he co-authored with Stephen King. He also published short fiction, poetry, and a graphic novel. A prolific Grand Master of Horror, he won the British Fantasy Award; ten Bram Stoker Awards; three International Horror Guild Awards; ten World Fantasy Awards; and was the recipient of several Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Product Details ISBN: 9781101989197
ISBN-10: 110198919X
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016
Pages: 528
Language: English
“Peter Straub was, quite simply, one of the finest writers of the last hundred years. He was a poet who painted the beauty and the darkness of the human heart with fine words and exhilarating stories. His fiction disturbed, evoked emotion, and changed all of us who read it. We were lucky to have him.”—Neil Gaiman

Praise for Ghost Story

“The terror just mounts and mounts.”—Stephen King
“The scariest book I’ve ever read...It crawls under your skin and into your dreams.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Not since Edgar Allan Poe has an author taken such liberties with his readers’ nerves...A masterwork of horror.”—Cosmopolitan

“One of the most frightening novels you will ever read.”—The Dallas Morning News

“The best thing of its kind since Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.”—Newsweek

“Superb horror.”—The Washington Post Book World