Asbury Park is not your typical cop novel or standard horror story and as a result it is better than what you'd normally expect from either genre. Not only does it deliver the chills and thrills of both, but it does so with an intelligence and emotional depth usually lacking in those types of books. From Scott's honest depiction of his main character's struggles with his personal demons to the way he gradually cranks up the tension as the book proceeds, it becomes harder and harder to put the book down. If you thought the streets of your hometown were unsafe, it's nothing compared to what's happening in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The boardwalk will never be the same again.