This was disturbing, and I don't easily get disturbed. More than once I had to put the book down because I was too scared to keep reading, and that doesn't happen often either. And then it made me sick. Sick to my stomach. If you ever wondered what pain is, this book is for you. Pain. Despair. Horror. And then you realize it's just a book and laugh a terrible laugh, because the author got you. The realism of this will make your spine freeze. Never mind other horror books out there. I think I will read everything Jack Ketchum ever wrote, to steal his secret.