Ghost Story (Paperback)
#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...
About the Author
Peter Straub is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. They include Ghost Story, Koko, Mr. X, In the Night Room, and two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman and Black House. He has written two volumes of poetry and two collections of short fiction, and he edited the Library of America’s edition of H. P. Lovecraft: Tales and the Library of America’s two-volume anthology, American Fantastic Tales. He has won the British Fantasy Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, three International Horror Guild Awards, and ten World Fantasy Awards. In 1997, he was named Grand Master at the World Horror Convention. In 2005, he was given the Horror Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. At the World Fantasy Convention in 2010, he was given the WFC’s Life Achievement Award.
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