I laughed and then I was terrified. No joke! I thought this book was going to be a funny horror novel (if such a thing exists) but by the halfway point, I was considering reading it with the lights on. It's a clever concept; at an Ikea-type store, employees investigate strange occurrences at night, but the plot takes a Hellraiser inspired turn when several people try an amateur seance. The first half of the book reads like a parody, the last half like the good parts of a Stephen King novel. The characters read like most people you've worked with, which is to say flawed and real. But the parts I enjoyed the most were the chapter introductions with fake Ikea inspired furniture that turns sinister as the book progresses. Maybe working retail made the story seem all too familiar...who knows what really goes on in the store at night? Overall, it's an incredibly enjoyable horror story.
After strange things start happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, three employees volunteer to work an overnight shift to investigate, but what they discover is more horrifying than they could have imagined.