I really don't like the way this author writes. But the story itself.. I was creeped out. Hansen's got some sick imagination. There are some scenes in the book at which i almost felt pain in my own body, for what the victims were going through.
the rape scene in particular, where the monster is taking on the woman is extremely powerful, incredibly vivid... I was horrified while reading it, and I still can't get it out of my mind.