The Stake, Paperback
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'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King In an abandoned hotel in a Californian ghost town, horror writer Larry Dunbar and his friends make a chilling discovery.

By chance they stumble on a coffin hidden under the stairs.

Within lies the corpse of a naked female - with a stake through its heart.

Was she the innocent victim of a gruesome murder? Or was she a vampire? There's only one way for Larry to solve the mystery - he must pull out the stake...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost stories
  • ISBN: 9780747235484



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Laymon proves himself the master of horror suspense on this one, starting slow and giving you just enough to hook you, prolonging the payoff. And just when you think there'll be no horror to the tale, he comes up with a slam-bang ending that's so unpredictable it's pitiful. Genius work.

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