The Cabin at the End of the World - Paul Tremblay

The Cabin at the End of the World

By Paul Tremblay

  • Release Date: 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 83 Ratings

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER!

JULY 2018 INDIE NEXT PICK!

SUMMER 2018 PUBLISHERS WEEKLY PICK!

“A tremendous book―thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain. The Cabin at the End of the World is Tremblay’s personal best. It’s that good.”  — Stephen King

“A clinic in suspense, a story that opens with high-wire tension and never lets up from there.”  — Michael Koryta

"I tore through it in record time. I just couldn’t wait to see where Tremblay was going to take me next.”  — Victor LaValle

The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.

One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of what’s going to happen is your fault". Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: "Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world."

Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.

“Read Paul Tremblay's new novel, The Cabin at the End of the World, and you might not sleep for a week. Longer. It will shape your nightmares for months – that's pretty much guaranteed.” — NPR

“Gripping, horrifying, and mesmerizing.” — GQ

“A tour-de-force of psychological and religious horror.” — BN.com

“A blinding tale of survival and sacrifice.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Tremblay has a real winner here.” — Tor.com

Reviews

  • Worst book I ever read

    1
    By Amela dfw
    Terrible story plot. 0 intrigue. Absolutely no climax. Awful awful awful conclusion. How can a book be THIS bad?? Why is this classified as mystery? There is no mystery in this book whatsoever. Waste of time.
  • Disappointed

    2
    By makogurl
    The book was very suspenseful but the ending not rewarding. It was a cliffhanger that leaves nobody in suspense. The little girl is the only character with depth in this book.
  • So disappointing

    1
    By lindasreview
    This book had so much potential. Was left floundering at the end.....Wen deserved more.lindasreview
  • Terrible

    1
    By B00TY G0BLIN
    Terrible
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    5
    By anir cidc
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  • What?

    2
    By Jgirl78
    The first half of this book was pretty good. Kept me in suspense. But then, Later on, toward the end, it was really weird how he was writing. One of the main characters Sabrina, was talking to Andrew, Eric, and Leonard. She was explaining to them why she was doing what she did. But it seemed like it switched back and forth from her explaining, to the author himself taking over And narrating for her, to her again. It was very weird and didn’t make any sense. And it dragged on longer than it needed to. It got boring and was hard for me to finish. I’m kinda upset that I wasted $14 on this book. Don’t waste your $$ on it.
  • not worth it

    2
    By hoooooowweerrrr
    fairly interesting at first, but quickly unravels into an unoriginal bore.
  • Not a fan.

    1
    By kt12lee
    What?
  • The Cabin At The End Of The World

    3
    By Rocknmama
    Good book, a little too gruesome and the ending was incredibly disappointing, like a deflated balloon.
  • The Cabin at the End of the World

    3
    By Kbayham
    The plot was original and the book was entertaining but the characters sort of stalled out right when the reader was primed for the exciting conclusion. A bit disappointing.

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