‘Stop that’, ‘don’t touch’, ‘hands to yourself, ‘quiet please’ – for some parents, phrases like these can feel like mantras. And even the mildest-mannered sweeties will occasionally have their off moments. But you can’t watch them all the time. So we hold our breath in hope that even at their worst they’re not really capable of anything that bad. But what if they are? Here are some books where the kids aren’t alright.
Re-issued to mark its 40th anniversary, this revised and expanded edition of the classic horror novel is the version the author always wanted to be published.
Your husband thinks your daughter’s an angel. You know different. She’s a monster.
The bestselling inspiration for the chilling movie starring Patty McCormack and Nancy Kelly.
Centenary edition with a new introduction by J.M. Coetzee.
Books for the independent masters of self-control born 22 December – 19 January.
Books for the open-minded, philosophical enthusiasts born 22 November – 21 December.
Books for the assertive, resourceful decision-makers born 23 October – 21 November.