by Shaun Hutson
Category: Ghost & Horror / General
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 6 February 1997
Number of pages: 416
What can have driven three professional, ordinary men - a surveyor, an accountant and an architect - to the desperate act of suicide? Such is the question facing Chief Inspector James Talbot and journalist Catherine Reed, seeking to find a link to the deaths and a series of desecrations in a local cemetery. Every grave belonged to a child. As Catherine investigates these outrages, her brother discovers that a number of children at the school where he teaches appear to be exhibiting signs of abuse. It would appear that what everyone feared is becoming a reality - a full scale child abuse ring seems to be in operation. But the spectre of child abuse is merely the tip of a terrifying iceberg. As the race to discover the truth becomes increasingly urgent, Catherine and Talbot find that something much darker could be responsible, which threatens not just life but sanity itself.
What the papers say:
I challenge anyone to put down his latest book once they have read the opening chapter SUNDAY INDEPENDENT Taut writing, crisp plot and scoring very respectably in the spine chilling department prove that he has not lost his macabre touch. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE An expert in the art of keeping the reader turning the pages ... the energy of their telling is overwhelming TIME OUT
Shaun Hutson is a best-selling author of horror fiction and has written novels under eight different pseudonyms. He has also contributed stories to 'Kerrang' and 'Raw' and used to host Sky TV's 'Monsters of Rock' programme. He lives in Buckinghamshire.
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