In the Tall Grass - Joe Hill & Stephen King

In the Tall Grass

By Joe Hill & Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2012-10-09
  • Genre: Horror
Score: 4
From 83 Ratings


This is a terrifying new short story from authors Stephen King and Joe Hill, brought to you as an eBook original by sister publishers Orion and Hodder & Stoughton.

As USA TODAY said of Stephen King's MILE 81: 'Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?' IN THE TALL GRASS begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another. The boy's cries are growing more and more desperate.

What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

This eBook original also contains exclusive extracts from the eagerly anticipated novels NOS4R2 by Joe Hill, and DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King.


  • Disappointing

    By jo jo 63
    I’ve read most of Stephen kings books and this with joe hill seemed disjointed and lacking any element to draw the reader in and feel as if they are part of the story
  • Creepy as anything you'll read

    By NoelWilliams
    This short story is one of the creepiest I've ever read, being an avid King fan I've read most of his works and this right up there. Highly recommend for a quick read but will last a while.
  • In the tall grass

    By Gajjy46
    An interesting idea and moves at a reasonable pace but becomes predictable too soon and there is no element of surprise towards the middle and end, only inevitability. The storytelling remains good quality but the story is less than it could be...
  • Like father.......

    By Sid48
    I didn't realise at first that Joe Hill was Steven King's son, a really good tale just shows that writing runs in the family jut about to read his new novel Nos4r2!
  • Excellent and horrific short story

    By imbecilik
    This was the first of anything with Joe Hill's name on it I've read - I'm certain it won't be the last. You can see Stephen King's signature storytelling style, along with the horror imagination of a much younger man. King has mellowed in his old age, but this feels,very much like classic, early King. There were many a moment where I gasped and winced at the actions of the characters. That's what good horror should do, isn't it?
  • Liam

    By Goodland31083
    Not the best book. To short and became a little boring towards the middle.
  • Hmm.

    By firestronaut
    The story took a wrong turn and drove the wrong way up a one-way street. It started off on solid ground, absolutely fantastic, and then just kind of veered off into the wilderness with no real ending or explanation. I normally like King - and Hill - but not this time.
  • Lackluster, poor ending.

    By Dazfett
    So much potential here but sadly the story lacks an ending, like so many other King books.
  • Doctor Sleep

    By Qwetr
    Can't wait to read the rest of Doctor Sleep!
  • Not his best

    By mpriley
    But a very well engineered short horror story and unmistakably King.