The Throat

Peter Straub (Author)
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Description

A tormented writer, unable to exorcise the demons of his past...an all-American town, plagued by horrific secrets...a beautiful woman, brutally murdered by a twisted killer thought long dead - or by an even more terrifying copycat?

Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
August 10, 2010
Pages
689
Dimensions
5.32 X 1.32 X 7.92 inches | 1.16 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307472236
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About the Author

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, most recently A Dark Matter. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his novels, Lost Boy Lost Girl and In the Night Room, as well as for his recent collection, 5 Stories. Straub was the editor of the two-volume Library of American anthology The American Fantastic Tale. He lives in New York City.

www.peterstraub.net

Reviews

"A masterpiece. . . . The most intelligent novel of suspense to come along in years." --Washington Post Book World

"Disturbing. . . . Satisfying entertainment. . . . A bloodstained tapestry of stunning emotional power." --San Franscisco Chronicle

"A classic mystery novel. . . . Deft, impressive." --The New York Times Book Review

"Magnificent. . . . Intensely riveting. . . . A haunting tale of murder, obsession, and the malevolent horror that can inhabit those dark forbidding places in us all." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Terrifying psychological horror. . . . One of this year's best contemporary horror novels. . . . Straub, a master storyteller, weaves a tale that's rich in detail and character." --Cleveland Plain-Dealer

"An intense thriller. . . . Fans of Straub's Koko will be pleased to know that Tim Underhill is back." --USA Today

"An excellent psychological novel. . . . Straub well understands the dark recesses of the psyche where the personal demons dwell. . . . We may want to turn away . . . but we cannot because the horror mesmerizes us." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Suspenseful and compelling. . . . Mesmerizing. . . . An accelerated roller-coaster read that is totally engrossing. . . . Just when the reader thinks he has the cases figured out, Straub manipulates the plot to expose yet more twists." --Chattanooga Times Free Press

"Marvelous. . . . Enormously satisfying. . . . Unashamedly designed to fascinate."--Sacramento Bee

"The best of Peter Straub's writing." --Houston Chronicle

"The characters are outstanding. . . . They are the story, enshrouded by a nightmare that never lifts. Peter Straub takes bold risks and he succeeds." --San Jose Mercury News

"Enomously entertaining and scary. . . . Rich, complex, dark, and tough to put down."--New York Daily News