This is the first John Saul I have read and it definitely won't be the last. Mr. Saul is an incredible storyteller. His plot is solid as well as descriptions and character development.
As far as the story goes, I was intrigued. It was dark and foreboding but with little of the modern gore that seems to define horror these days. This is a type of story that seeps into your subconscious to make your hairs stand up without you really understanding why.