Category: Ghost & Horror / General
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 4 June 2004
Number of pages: 336
'Displaying his usual talent for spine-chilling plots, this new thriller is the work of genius' Worldbooks
James True is dead - well, almost. Actually, he's a 'transient spirit' trying to find out the truth about his own murder. His death is almost - but not quite - a duplicate of three other brutal killings. But is James just another victim of the serial killer who mutilates the bodies of those he kills? Or is there something more sinister about his particular death? As he searches for the truth, James learns some unpleasant facts about those people he had considered friends and loved ones. A web of deceit and betrayal unfolds, starting on the day of his own funeral at which James is the unseen, ghostly guest. And when he finds himself drawn into the presence of the depraved serial killer, and is exposed to the killer's unspeakable acts, an additional challenge confronts James. Can he, in his present state, stop the murderer slaughtering his wife and young daughter? This is a supernatural thriller written by an expert in the genre. The narrative flows effortlessly, drawing the reader deeper and deeper into a maelstrom of horror and degradation which, at times, is almost stomach-churning. (Kirkus UK)
What the papers say:
More provocative and disturbing fare from Herbert. What happens when you lose your body? Jim True knows. He has returned from an out-of-body experience to find he has been brutally murdered and his body mutilated. No one can see him, no one can hear him, no one, except his killer, knows he still exists. Freed from his body, True embarks on a quest to find his killer and discover why and how he has managed to survive. As he closes in on his murderer, True discovers that even the very people he loved and trusted have betrayed him. He meets his killer, a sinister figure who can also leave his body at will. An epic battle ensues between them. James Herbert has a guaranteed audience, and they will flock to buy this one.
James Herbert is not just Britain's No. 1 bestselling writer of chiller fiction, a position he has held since publication of his first novel, but is one of our greatest popular novelists, whose books are sold in thirty-three other languages, including Russian and Chinese. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his twenty novels have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.
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