the story of Dr Louis Creed, his wife Rachael and their two children, Ellie and Gage who move from Chicago to Ludlow, Maine. Here they become friends with an elderly couple across the street, Jud and Norma Crandall.
After the death of a student at the University Louis Creed works at, disturbing evetns events are set in motion...
From the death of their cat Church, Jud Crandall leads Louis beyond the "Pet Sematary" to another place where animals can be ressurected, not quite as they were but almost. Thus shielding Ellie from having to deal with death.
This leads to the next question if animals can be ressurected, why not people???
Pet Sematary really picks up the pace at this point and becomes a fast paced read to it's chilling conclusion.