A classic place to start if you're new to King's work. Spine-chilling and disturbingly realistic, this will put you off wanting to stay in a hotel for a while and guarantees at least one nightmare.
Much tamer than some of his other novels - although particularly gory in some scenes - Misery is one piece of literature that will no doubt leave you thinking that something like that could actually happen, especially in today's celebrity crazed society.
Full Dark, No Stars
Perhaps one of King's darker pieces, this collection of short stories will have you simultaneously on the edge of your seat and wanting to put the book down. Jam packed will plenty of topics many try to steer clear of - rape, murder, revenge, and justice being but a few. Not for the faint hearted.