Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (Review)

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.


Salem’s Lot has been on my to-read list for a very long time, and now I finally got around to reading it. And this was a piece that I truly enjoyed.

The vampire hype has been over us for quite some time now but it was nice to get back to the unpolished and horrific ones. A kind of story that picks up your heart rate and has you cheering on the good hearted people of Jerusalem’s Lot.

In an interview Stephen King said:

“In ‘Salem’s Lot, the thing that really scared me was not vampires, but the town in the daytime, the town that was empty, knowing that there were things in closets, that there were people tucked under beds, under the concrete pilings of all those trailers. And all the time I was writing that, the Watergate hearings were pouring out of the TV…. Howard Baker kept asking, ‘What I want to know is, what did you know and when did you know it?’ That line haunts me, it stays in my mind…. During that time I was thinking about secrets, things that have been hidden and were being dragged out into the light.”

This is something that always fascinates me about Mr. King. He takes the most ordinary surroundings and reminds the reader of who the true monsters in our world can be. The people and their secrets.

Salem’s Lot is filled with small time lives, questionable pasts, newcomers and danger that crawls out after dark.

Snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy the adventure of the horrific events in Jerusalem’s Lot.

If you’d like to purchase a copy of Salem’s Lot you can click   HERE   or on the picture below:

Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

Salem’s Lot can also be purchased for your Audible right HERE!


One of the next books I will be reviewing is Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King, and I’m super excited to get started on his newest release! Stay tuned 🙂