A new psychological thriller from the co-author of the massive international No 1 bestseller BLACK HOUSE.
From the ferocious imagination of Peter Straub springs a nerve-shredding new chiller about the persistence of evil.
A woman kills herself for no apparent reason. A week later, her teenage son disappears. The vanished boy's uncle, Tim Underhill, returns to his home town of Millhaven to discover what he can. A madman known as the Sherman Park Killer has been haunting the neighbourhood, but Underhill believes that Mark's obsession with a local abandoned house is at the root of his disappearance. He fears that Mark came across its last and greatest secret - a lost girl, one who has coaxed Mark deeper and deeper into her mysterious domain. Only by following in their footsteps will Underhill uncover the shocking truth.
FROM THE REVIEWS OF BLACK HOUSE:
`One of the most brilliant and chilling thrillers of modern times.'
`Fabulous. The ultimate in storytelling by two masters of the craft.'
Independent on Sunday
`A new horror epic ... impossible to put down once you have started.'
PRAISE FOR PETER STRAUB:
`Straub is a master at creating fear out of everyday life.'
`No one is better than Straub at having whole communities rocked by the forces of wickedness.'
Born in Milwaukee, Peter Straub is the author of fifteen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. He has won the British Fantasy Award, two Bram Stoker awards and two World Fantasy awards. His most recent publications are his acclaimed novel MR X, a collection of short stories, MAGIC TERROR, and BLACK HOUSE, the international bestselling novel that he co-wrote with Stephen King.