I love all the Joe Hill novels I have read. I never got around to reading Locke and Key but wanted to. The movie Horns was complete garbage though. I HATED it. It's like they took the base concept and character names and nothing else. It rings hollow and all the characters in the film come off as shallow and boring. I could not bring myself to give a crap about anyone and just wanted the movie to stop because I'd already sat through half and wasn't going to let the movie win.
This was the first book by Joe Hill that I read after I finished reading his comics "Locke & Key". I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I went out to read the comic mini series that is a prequel to this book "Wraith" and it's really good as well. I'd recommend that to anyone that liked the book.