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  • Published: 19 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448185320
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Touched




A chilling, deeply creepy Hammer novella by Joanna Briscoe, author of the acclaimed, bestselling novel, Sleep With Me.

A chilling, deeply creepy Hammer novella by Joanna Briscoe, author of the acclaimed, bestselling novel, Sleep With Me.Rowena Crale and her family have moved from London.They now live in a small English village in a cottage which seems to be resisting all attempts at renovation.

Walls ooze damp, stains come through layers of wallpaper, celings sag.

And strange noises - voices - emanate from empty rooms.

As Rowena struggles with the upheaval of builders while trying to be a dutiful wife and a good mother to her young children, her life starts to disintegrate.

And then, one by one, her daughters go missing ...

  • Published: 19 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448185320
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Praise for Touched

I read it with great delight. A delicious page-turning treat.

Barbara Trapido

Totally wonderful. Touched makes me mindful of Dylan Thomas, it's so poetic and haunting; Joanna Briscoe is a truly lovely writer

Penny Vincenzi

a ghost story interwoven with crime, love and horror. It works on every level….Touched is a finely balanced creation, reminiscent of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Briscoe’s prose is sensuous, poetic, light. The rhythm is delicately controlled. A strange, fascinating tale.

Financial Times

Touched is a gripping novella, a waking nightmare in the home counties that is both erotic and claustrophobic. There's a woozy atmosphere of menace, a satirical stab at Britain's post-war commuter-belt aspirations, and an elegant, postmodern, cine-literate twist…Touched has something of The Turn of the Screw, certainly, but with it, the brasher influence of Ira Levin, or Anthony Shaffer, screenwriter of The Wicker Man. …This is a haunting and disquieting parable

Guardian

that sense of suffocation and slowly creeping madness is something that Touched - the latest novella from the Hammer horror imprint - expertly mines

Daily Mail

An old fashioned, scary horror story

Sunday Mirror

Haunting novella from Joanna Briscoe…a disorientating ride

Grazia

A wonderfully claustrophobic horror. It's all wonderfully creepy ... Touched is thoroughly eerie, an enjoyably chilling sliver of ice on a hot summer's day

Observer

a spine-chilling tale of a creepy cottage and a mother’s terror

Daily Express

Deeply creepy

Diva

Briscoe builds suspense brilliantly

The Bookbag

Touched is a terrific little ghost story …This is an eminently accessible text, bolstered by an exquisitely composed story

Tor.com

a ghastly gathering sense of unease never lets up… chilling tale

Woman & Home

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