Thanks to James Beach for this fantastic review of THE DARK:
"Ian does a magnificent job in crafting this story. Not a word is wasted. The sun is streaming in the window right now, but this story still managed to send a shiver up my spine. His descriptions are vivid and it reminded me of when I was a child and how terrified I was of the dark. For added effect, read it just as you are lying down to go to sleep, but it is a good read any time of day.