IF you're a Laymon fan and you haven't read this one, you're missing one of his best (and that's saying a lot). If I had to pick a favorite Laymon book, it would be really hard, but probably I would be torn between this and Endless Night (both sadly out of print). This is a nice long one and you won't be able to put it down. There are tons of twists and turns that you don't see coming, some really gruesome scenes, typical sick Laymon characters, and the last few sentences are an O.Henry type ending that totally threw me for a loop and blew me away. This one came and went in bookstores way too fast, and is an undiscovered treasure. If you have the excellent taste to dig Richard Laymon and haven't read this, it's worth doing an out of print search for...trust me, you won't be disapointed.