The Cabin at the End of the World

The Cabin at the End of the World

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.

Title:The Cabin at the End of the World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062679109
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    The Cabin at the End of the World Reviews

  • karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best horror 2018! what will happen?what. the. fuck. was. that?here’s the thing, ever since paul tremblay wrote A Head Full of Ghosts and slipped in a c...

  • Will Byrnes

    When the end is near will you know it? Will signs appear to show it? And what sort of end will it be? Ice or fire? Conflagration? Land consumed by an angry sea? And what if there’s uncertainty? What...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    (2.5) The book started great but it quickly fell flat. It probably would have made a better short story.Don't recommend the audiobook as some characters sounded quite robotic and it took me out of the...

  • Michael Hicks

    The Cabin at the End of the World has a fantastic premise at its core, and if this story had been a novella or a 90-minute movie, I likely would have enjoyed it a whole lot more. Instead, Tremblay stu...

  • megs_bookrack

    **3.5-WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ stars rounded up**Literally, what in hell?!?!Good grief. Existential crisis, anyone?☆ What is life? ☆ What is love? ☆ What are words? ☆ What does anything m...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    3.5 STARS"Your dads won't let us in, Wen. But they have to. Tell them they have to. We are not here to hurt you. We need your help to save the world. Please."I love that, when you pick up a Paul Tremb...

  • Debra

    4.5 starsWhen I first started reading this book, I thought if the horror films "The Strangers" and "The Cabin in the woods" had a baby - it would be this book! Of course, there are major differences (...

  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)

    um. whAT THE FUCK WAS THAT??!!!WTF. I’m just— what the actually....*Glares intensifies at book sitting on the table*“GAH YOU’RE SO POINTLESS!!!” I scream. OK. Great premise. I can understand...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    "Too many people have smiles that don't mean what a smile is supposed to mean."Eric and Andrew are staying in a remote cabin on a New Hampshire lake with their seven-year-old child, Wen, who is catchi...

  • Tobin Elliott

    And I'm done. This book felt like it took forever to get through, but that was mostly due to all the goddamn padding of story that went nowhere.And speaking of stories that go nowhere, at no point did...