As much as I tried, I could not keep the knowledge that this is Stephen King's son from coloring my view of this book. Luckily it lived up to the standard. Not scary like most of his dad's stuff, but interesting. I did think the last flashback sequence was badly placed and brought the proceedings to a screeching halt just when they should have reached that inexorable rush to the climax. But still a really good book, and looking forward to seeing the movie with Daniel Radcliffe.