I'd definitely say they were well written and they kept you reading because you couldn't put the book down, but they were a little different from the Stephen King books I used to read.
One story was about a woman being raped, another was about a rapist, serial murderer. Others were not as graphic as this, but they were disturbing in their own right.
My recollection of Stephen King books is about scary, paranormal things, not scary things I read about in the newspaper. I much prefer my scares to be of the paranormal type than the more realistic type I can find in our everyday news.
Other than the subject matter of some of the stories, I did enjoy the book as King can definitely write a good story. If you are a Stephen King fan, then you will probably like the book as well.
Rating: 6 / 10
Edition: 1st Edition