NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Victoria McQueen is the one that got away. Charles Manx, the convicted serial killer, never got her into his Rolls Royce Wraith with the license plate NOS4A2. Both Victoria and Manx have the ability to travel to a world like and unlike our own. Victoria uses her bicycle to travel to faraway places to recover lost objects. Manx uses his car to bring children to Christmasland – an amusement park where childhood innocence is preserved forever. But true innocence isn’t as wonderful as it would seem. Now, years later, Manx is back and threatening revenge on Victoria. He plans on driving once again to Christmasland.
Obviously you need to suspend disbelief to read this one. It’s definitely horror, but not too terribly graphic. Hill creates a great paranormal idea and his villain is really interesting. Strange, and weirdly adhering to his perverse morals, but interesting. I wouldn’t ever want to meet him though!
I read the afterword and everyone should thank his famous writer mother (Tabitha King) for the great ending. Not to give anything away, but he doesn’t end the book like his famous writer father (Stephen King) would. You may actually smile at the end of this one!
The library has this one available as an eBook – a great way to read those good and long (and therefore heavy) books on vacation!