Heart-Shaped Box is a gruesome, scary and fast-paced novel that will "grasp the shoulder of horror fans" right from the beginning, and will refuse to let go. This is oddly reminiscent of the works of Mr. Hill's father, horror god, Stephen King, so I suppose his dad taught him well.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tale from beginning to end that included all the nasty and hair raising twists and turns, it was even hard to put down despite getting drowsy in the wee hours of the morning. It's packed with awesomely gory scenes and such well formed characters that it's quite easy to get caught up in the tale and quickly find yourself looking over your shoulder, wondering what that noise was you just heard.
However, with that said, tend to run a tad wordy towards the end, which gave the feeling of "Isn't this done, yet?" but luckily this didn't overshadow the awesome macabre feel to the entire story.