Book #48 was Ghost Story by Peter Straub. The back of the book reads:
For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past — and get away with murder.
This is not your typical ghost story. More creepy than outright scary, though it has its moments. Sometimes the weather is the scariest thing. I can see why it’s considered a horror classic. The book nicely comes full circle, though I had forgotten the strange beginning by the time I got to the end.
Page count: 483 | Word count: 170,406