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Now a major motion picture'SOMETIMES...DEAD IS BETTER'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...

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Now a major motion picture

'SOMETIMES...DEAD IS BETTER'

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...

'King can make the flesh creep half a world away' - The Times

'So beautifully paced that you cannot help but be pulled in' - Guardian

'The most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written' - Publisher's Weekly
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