There are many mysteries throughout the novel that keep the reader interested and curious. The characters are unpredictable so the reader is kept guessing. I enjoyed reading Salem's Lot and would recommend it to readers that can get easily bored. Something new always happens.
Old occupant of Salem's lot that grew up writing and got little fame for it. He returns to Salem's lot only to find new people and create a new story.
A young college graduate that had an interest in Ben Mears novels and recognizes him immediately when she sees him. Ben and her create a strong relationship.
Kurt seems like a normal person but has some strange quirks. But after certain precautions are taken, Ben discovers his secret. Kurt is the head vampire and is the cause of the deaths.