The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

The Cabin at the End of the World

The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more t...

Details The Cabin at the End of the World

TitleThe Cabin at the End of the World
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreHorror, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Reviews The Cabin at the End of the World

  • karen
    what. the. fuck. was. that?here’s the thing, ever since paul tremblay wrote A Head Full of Ghosts and slipped in a character named “karen brissette” whose voice sounded an awful lot like the inside of my own (ghostless) head, i’ve been pestering him with, “am i gonna be in the next book, huh?? huh?? huh?? am i??" but i am so glad to not be in this one because YEESH.i don’t even know how to review it. it’s pretty telling that the syn...
  • Will Byrnes
    When the end is near will you know it? Will signs appear to show it? And what sort of end will it be? Ice or fire? Conflagration? Land consumed by an angry sea? And what if there’s uncertainty? What if this is not the result of that, but just the way things are, under no one’s control to cause or prevent? And if there is no control, what is the role of those who speak on behalf of an unseen power? Do they suffer from confusion, perhaps delusi...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    3.5 STARS"Your dads won't let us in, Wen. But they have to. Tell them they have to. We are not here to hurt you. We need your help to save the world. Please."I love that, when you pick up a Paul Tremblay novel, you never know exactly what you're getting yourself into until you finish the book. Each one of his novels are widely different in plot, but also wholly similar in their unsettling and deliciously compulsive nature. Each of his fans have t...
  • Debra
    4.5 starsWhen I first started reading this book, I thought if the horror films "The Strangers" and "The Cabin in the woods" had a baby - it would be this book! Of course, there are major differences (and plots) but still....A getaway to a cabin sounds like a perfect time away for Wen and her two dads. They are going to relax, she wants to catch some grasshoppers and they plan to enjoy the lake. But one day a man approaches Wen while she is busy c...
  • Michael Hicks
    The Cabin at the End of the World has a fantastic premise at its core, and if this story had been a novella or a 90-minute movie, I likely would have enjoyed it a whole lot more. Instead, Tremblay stuffs and stretches a simple yet awesome idea into a full-length novel that's both padded and repetitive to a frustrating degree.Without spoiling things, The Cabin at the End of the World is a home invasion novel with apocalyptic overtones. Andrew and ...
  • Char
    THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD takes a look at an American family and asks what are you willing to do to protect them? But this book asks that question in an unique way- right before it rips your heart out and stomps all over it!Eric and Andrew take their daughter Wen on vacation to a remote cabin located on a lake in the woods of New Hampshire. It's been deliberately chosen because it has no cell service, no internet, no nothing. They want to...
  • Carol
    DARK. VERY DARK. Can see why Stephen King endorsed this gripping and horrifying tale....Yikes! The creepy, unsettling start - - A sweet, but cautious seven-year-old Wen knows very well she shouldn't talk to strangers, but this BIG guy is so nice and is helping her catch grasshoppers after all so everything is copacetic until his repeated requests for her help become frightening. Run to the cabin she does to warn daddy Eric and daddy Andrew. The...
  • Michelle
    Did you ever finish a book then realize you have absolutely no idea how to review it? Well, that is this book for me. I'm afraid of saying anything about the plot because of spoilers. I really think this is a book that is best to go into blind. First and foremost Paul Tremblay gave us characters that you immediately care for. Eric, Andrew, and their adopted daughter Wen are such a breath of fresh air. They feel so real and their interactions with...
  • Carrie
    The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay is a tale of horror that doesn’t involve things like ghosts or demons but uses tension and suspense to keep a reader on the edge just waiting to see what will happen. With the threat of an apocalypse and intense need to protect family the fear and anticipation was oozing from the pages.The story begins with seven year old Wen out in front of the cabin that she is staying in with her two dads, E...
  • Gabby
    I don't think I've ever had so much anxiety while reading a book before. I read this book late at night and it gave me so much anxiety I literally jumped all the smallest sound off i the distance. This is a horror/thriller novel about this family who gets attacked in their home. It follows a gay couple Eric and Andrew and their daughter Wen. I loved reading about a LGBT characters in a thriller, because they are so underrepresented in thrillers, ...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    I read a book in one sitting every now and then when the book is short and the circumstances are just right. This book is not that short and the circumstances were not ideal but I could not stop reading it. So be careful when you start this book. If it is night time and you are in bed, when you finally finish it you're going to have a hard time getting to sleep even if you've stayed up to the wee hours.Horror novels and thrillers should, in my op...
  • Tammy
    What can I say but that Paul Tremblay is brilliant! Full of dark suspense, paranoia and fear.. this story will definitely blow your mind!!! Crazy intense to the end (which left me wanting more), a solid 5 heart-stopping ☆ read for me. No second guessing to adding A Head Full of Ghosts to my tbr!
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    I typically write my reviews as soon as I'm done reading the book so my thoughts are fresh and I say exactly how I felt as I turned that last page. With this one, I'm glad I took the night to mull my thoughts over. Tremblay has outdone himself with this book. The blurb on the back cover sums it up perfectly: a "...gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse and survival..." You really don't need to know anything more than that before going i...
  • Mindi
    I received this ARC in a giveaway from the author.I'm going to hide any major spoilers in this review, but I am including a short synopsis, so if you want to go into this book knowing nothing you should stop right here.Seven-year-old Wen and her dads Eric and Andrew take a vacation to a remote cabin on a lake in New Hampshire. Wen is catching grasshoppers in the front yard when a large man approaches her and tries to befriend her. She's initially...
  • Kimberly
    4.5 Stars!THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD, by Paul Tremblay, is an intense, emotional novel of raw psychological horror. From the very first chapter, I was riveted and completely entranced by this novel. In terms of the storytelling, I honestly don't think there was anything that could have increased the nail-biting tension I felt during this read. Once begun, there was simply NO place that "felt" like a good stopping point. I was compelled to ...
  • Marialyce
    3.5 scare the wits out of you stars "You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. A young child, Wen, is playing outside a isolated cabin when a man approaches her. She is drawn to him with his friendly smile and his way of...
  • Schizanthus
    Trigger warnings for gory violence, home invasion, flashbacks and discussion of a homophobic hate crime, and scenes that may cause your blood pressure to rise.This is one of those books where you’re certain going into it that you know what you’re getting yourself into, but then you learn you had no idea. An isolated cabin in the woods inhabited by a family whose respite is interrupted by a group of strangers with possible mayhem in mind. That...
  • The Grim Reader (
    For me personally, It’s been a bumpy old road reading Paul Tremblay. I enjoyed A Head Full of Ghosts but failed to finish Disappearance at Devil’s Rock. The reason for me failing to finish it was largely down to the way in which everything was described in excruciating detail…and I mean everything! Unfortunately, The Cabin at the End of the World suffers the same fate. And this is just one of the problems I had with the book.To start off, I...
  • Tobin Elliott
    And I'm done. This book felt like it took forever to get through, but that was mostly due to all the goddamn padding of story that went nowhere.And speaking of stories that go nowhere, at no point did any of the four just stop, take five minutes, and explain what it was specifically that not only initially convinced them to risk their lives to come to this spot, but also why they believe what they believe. At no point did Tremblay provide any mot...
  • J.D. Barker
    Paul Tremblay is the real deal! CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD is a heart-pounding, edge of your seat thriller that will leave you with one simple question - what would you do?
  • Dennis
    This book is going to be the most difficult book to review in 2018, I can call this out now. Wow, I am at a loss for words at the moment. How do you review a book that you're still questioning about a day later? The Cabin at the End of the World is my first attempt in venturing into Paul Tremblay's world of horror and psychological suspense. The story's arc is your typical home invasion horror (one of my favorite movies The Strangers comes to m...
  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    The Cabin at the End of the World, the latest from horror master Paul Tremblay, begins on the front lawn of a secluded cabin: Wen, a girl of seven, is catching caterpillars and naming them. A stranger appears; he is a young man of intimidating stature. He introduces himself to the girl and Wen, exceptionally perceptive for her age, senses something is wrong. What Tremblay has proven in recent novels is he specializes in writing children, and thos...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum was a huge fan of Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts. But his next novel Disappearance at Devil’s Rock? Not so much. Which is why I was curious when I found out about The Cabin at the End of World, because I wondered just how it would stack up. And as it turned out, I think it fell somewhere in between. Still, one thing is certain—this one feels very different fr...
  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    You are on vacation, in a rented cabin, sitting on the porch overlooking the lake. Your daughter is outside playing and comes running into the house frightened like you have never seen her. The parent tactic: Either you caudal her…or you allow her some freedom and not press on the matter. Eric and Andrew are in that situation. Like with any couple, there is usually the stricter parent and the one that is more lax. To find that balance is one th...
  • Jessica
    Thanks to William Morrow for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.I had heard nothing but great things going into THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD, and I was anxious to get started. Holy crap, guys. The first chapter alone pulls you in instantly and the suspense created in the last couple pages of chapter one was insane. Literally felt my heart racing as the chapter continued and that didn't quit for the rest of the book.We ar...
  • Bracken
    It's not at all often that a book gets under my skin the way this one did, but boy did this one burrow in deep! In every way a book could have pushed my buttons (in a good way) it did. It's uncomfortable, tense, and absolutely perfect in every way imaginable. Check your door locks before you sit down to read this one, because once you start, you're not going to want to put it down.
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    5.0 Stars Video Review: and devastating, this was an emotionally poignant, high-stakes story of love and sacrifice. Written with precision, this story had sharp prose and excellent word choice. The narrative was so tight and well plotted. There was not any wasted space in this satisfying short novel. The level of intensity was incredibly addicting. I was literary holding me breath when reading because I was s...
  • Amelia
    3.5 starsFull spoiler-free review:
  • Emily
    I finished The Cabin at the End of the World last night, and I don't even know what to say about it. This is a short book (under 300 pages), but the content inside is heavy. This isn't a "fun" read like A Head Full of Ghosts, so don't go into it expecting that. This book deals with a few of my personal fears and concerns, so it was a stressful read at times. It's a good and interesting story, but it may hurt your heart a bit. I don't want to say ...