I said to to another reader:
It’s a slow burn, like Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, or even Duma Key – the horror isn’t jumping off every page, it’s what’s happening to the characters you’ve gotten to know.
It’s like the any really well done SK novel – here are your characters, they’re likable, you want the best for them; they make you laugh, they piss you off, but really, you just want them to do well. You want them top be happy.
Then when things get bad, they go south in a hurry and it’s relentless. It doesn’t stop and there’s absolutely nothing you can do for them. Nothing.
That’s all I can say.