I picked this book up in one of my favourite haunts, a used book store (pun fully intended). I remembered reading it in high school and found it terrifying then. Now ... I think I have become jaded in my old age, because it didn't seem quite so scarey. My jaded nature aside, the book, published in 1959 is a tale of subtle, psychological terror. I understand that this book is a member of the "Stephen King Library of Horror".