It's like some menace creeping up your skin, this book. Starts innocently enough, then slowly, stealthily draws you into a chilling nightmare, the kind where you bite your fingers, where nothing seems remotely scary, but you're terrified out of your mind. Terrific writing. Superb storytelling. Crisp, concise prose that drags you in and spits you out at the end when it's done with you.
Highly recommend. (No, I haven't seen the movie yet.)