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I think that everybody knows by now that Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King. I love a good horror book and this is one of them. It's long, some 692 pages my copy (I read the Acknowledgements and the Note on The Type, cos I'm like that)


The central character is a girl called Vic McQueen and NOS4R2 is the registration plate (Joe calls it the Vanity plate) of a 1938 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith that is driven by Charles Manx whom she meets when she is 17. Vic is the only child to survive an encounter with Charles, a serial killer and child abductor. But then, years later, he abducts Vic's son and she has to get him back. Naturally it's not a simple thing to do. 


This is an old-fashioned horror story but unlike anything I've ever read before (and I've read a lot of horror). It's well written, the plot is logical if nowhere near possible, the characters are believable and for a long book it manages to keep up the pace right until the end. 


I thoroughly enjoyed this and would recommend it to those who enjoy horror.

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