Joyland is more supernatural, then horror.
It's 1973, Devin Jones is 21 and working at an amusement park in, North Carolina. An, amusement park that has a bit of an interesting story. An unsolved murder occurred on the premises and there have been ghost sightings. It's said that one ride in particular is haunted and many of the carnival workers, refuse to go near it, much less go for a ride.
Devin finds himself drawn to solving the murder and when the story begins to unravel, he finds himself in danger.
This coming of age story has well developed characters. Don't expect, King's usual work or writing style. This one is a bit different and the murder/paranormal mix makes for an interesting read.