Doctor Sleep is a novel written by Stephen King and a sequel to one of his most famous novels, The Shining. Danny Torrance is now an adult struggling with alcoholism. He works at a hospice where, aided by a prescient cat, he is able to use his "shining" to give aid and comfort to the dying. He meets Abra Stone, a young girl with a "shining" of her own, who is being stalked by the True Knot, a group of psychic vampires who sustain themselves on children like her.
Berserk Button: For Rose: do not touch the hat, and do not call her a coward.
Bilingual Dialogue: Concetta, Abra's great-grandmother, and Dan have a conversation where she speaks mostly in Italian and he in English, but they both understand each other perfectly.
May be a Justified Trope, since Danny has the Shining, which allows him to read minds, while it's been established Concetta understands English.
Body Horror: Abra discovers that she can transport herself into someone else's head...and can feel when someone else is trying to do it right back.
Brass Balls: The aformentioned Band of Brothers, along with Abra's father, Dave, get the jump on the True Knot. They shoot without concern (and, in some cases, experience). John even slams himself into a True Knot member who was about to kill Dave.
Cats Are Magic: Danny works at a hospice where he befriends a cat that is able to predict when people are about to die. Based on a real therapy cat who had the same ability.
Chekhov's Gun: The ghost of Horace Derwent is captured in a mental lock box by young Danny early in the book. He is released by now adult Dan when they reach the final battle at the former site of the Overlook hotel. Derwent kills one of the True Knot hiding in ambush in a shed.
Compelling Voice: Snakebite Andi can cause people to fall into a deep sleep by asking them if they're feeling sleepy.
Creepy Uncle: Hallorann has one that abused him when he was young.
Cold-Blooded Torture/Cruel and Unusual Death: The True Knot's victims are put through long, excruciating torture before finally being killed. According to Rose, it's because pain purifies their steam, although she seems to take some pleasure in doing it.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Danny and Abra completely outclass the True Knot and Rose in the final showdown.
Evil Overlooker: The woman on the cover of the book is Rose the Hat, leader of the True Knot.
Eye Scream: The last things to disappear when a True Knot member cycles out is their eyes.
Happy Ending Override: The prologue shows that the ghosts from the Overlook have followed Danny home despite the Overlook's destruction. Later on, Danny falls into alcoholism like his father before him.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Referenced by name, even. When the True Knot feed on Bradley Trevor, "the baseball boy", what they don't realize is that Bradley was incubating a case of the measles, and it starts to make them sick. But the real point at which it is referenced is referring to how Dan defeats most of the remaining True Knot members: he holds the spirit of Concetta, Abra's recently deceased great-grandmother, in a lock-box in his mind, and releases it against them. They absorb it as steam, but it kills them all.
Humanoid Abomination: It's revealed that the True Knot are this, as a result of consuming Steam. It's only briefly touched upon, but the description of their "Lizardy Thoughts" and of Rose's brief transformation into a being with pinhole eyes and a jaw that distends to her chest is quite enough to qualify.
I Am Not My Father: Danny attempts to stray from the demons that plagued his father. Said word-for-word in the final confrontation with Rose, where she manages to briefly trick Dan into strangling Abra, while he says "Come and take your medicine!"
Long Lost Relative: Abra's Mother is Dan's half-sister, the result of a fling between Jack Torrance and her deceased mother.
Marked To Die: Danny sees flies crawling on a person's face when they are about to die or are suffering from a potentially fatal illness. In one case, Danny is able to prevent his friend's death by telling him to go to the hospital at the first sight of the flies.
Meaningful Rename: Members of True Knot go by names that have to do with their appearance or actions. Rose the Hat is known for her stylish top hat. Snakebite Andi has a snake tattoo. Jimmy Numbers handles the group's finances. With rare exception, their original names are never revealed.
Nervous Wreck: Lucy seems to be constantly on the verge of a breakdown.
No Body Left Behind: True Knot members "cycle out" when they die—their bodies partially fade away, then come back, repeating the process more rapidly and more completely until they finally disappear.
Older Than They Look: The True Knot is made up of a range of ages, but most of them appear middle aged to elderly. Many of them are much older, with one claiming to remember when King Henry VIII started killing his wives. They even vary in appearance during the book, as when they take steam they look decades younger.
Properly Paranoid: Danny goes to great lengths to make sure he doesn't look like a pedophile when meeting up with Abra. They even come up with a story in case someone she knows happens upon them. Doesn't stop her father from assuming the worst when he's introduced to Dan, though.
Sequel Gap: Released 36 years after its predecessor.
The book self-references this, making oblique references to Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr, Clinton, Bush Jr and Obama.
When Abra tries to attack Rose while she's trapped in Abra's mind, Abra makes herself over as a lance-bearing warrior on a horse, citing Daenerys Targaryen as her influence.
Stronger Than They Look: Danny isn't described as being a large or strong-looking man, but he's held his own in a series of bar brawls. He even scares the crap out of one of the orderlies, a large man with full sleeves and a bad attitude who bullies the patients, by knocking him out of his chair and threatening to beat his face in. And Danny was completely sober at the time.
Vampiric Draining: The True Knot aren't vampires in the traditional sense, rather they feed on the "steam" that is produced by children with the shining after they die. Apparently they do enjoy licking the blood off of their victims as they torture them, though.