Rejacketed alongside Air and Angels, Mrs de Winter and The Woman in Black to create a set of Susan Hill's most enchanting, unsettling and absorbing backlist titles
An inveterate traveller, Sir James Monmouth has spent most of his life abroad. He arrives in England on a dark and rainy night with the intention of discovering more, not only about himself but his obsession with Conrad Vane, an explorer. Warned against following his trail, Sir James experiences some extraordinary happenings - who is the mysterious, sad little boy, and the old woman behind the curtain? And why is it that only he hears the chilling scream and the desperate sobbbing?
“IF sometimes you find yourself in a secondhand bookshop fingering the spines of forgotten 19th century novels looking for ghouls and murder and vice, halt your search: for in a Susan Hill there are enough graveyards in which to lose yourself entirely”
“Psychologically astute and disturbing in its ambiguities, its impossible to resist the manipulative power of this finely constructed tale”
“Chock-full of dimness, murk, moonlight, mystification and melancholy”
“This is a novel for readers who enjoy a good tale that is well told, and who find that nothing chills the blood as effectively as an old-fashioned, chain-rattling ghostly villain”