'On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless - mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky 12-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival.'

This book was amazing.

I will admit I was hesitant going into this book because I loved the Shinning and I didn't know if it was possible for this book to live up to its predecessor. I needn't have worried, as this book was fantastic.

I was excited to catch up with my favourite characters, and I was intrigued to meet new characters and see how they would fit into the story.

Stephen King is the master story teller, and this book is one of his bests. The way in which he captured the feeling of 'the shinning' while creating a new and fresh story made for a truly wonderful reading experience.

I am so glad that I finally read this book. It is now up there as one of my all time Stephen King favourites.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King is the perfect sequel to the Shinning.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker