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“An absolute master of modern horror. And a damn fine writer at that.” (Guillermo del Toro)

Patrick Torrington’s aunt Thelma was a successful artist whose late work turned towards the occult. While staying with her in his teens, he found evidence that she used to visit magical sites. As an adult, he discovers her journal of her explorations, and his teenage son Roy becomes fascinated, too. His experiences at the sites scare Patrick away from them, but Roy carries on the search, together with his new girlfriend. 

Can Patrick convince his son that his increasingly terrible suspicions are real, or will what they’ve helped to rouse take a new hold on the world?

Flame Tree Press is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established: the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

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  • 28-06-2020

Worth a Credit

Not five star material, but typical Ramsey Campbell fare. Nothing scary, lots of devil power, easy going mystery.

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  • 27-03-2021

Mega fail.

If the author was trying to create emotion he did. Tedium. The book grinds on down the familiar horror route, lumbering from one cliche to the next in a predictable way. The two dimensional characters engendered no sympathy from me, nor from each other. Loosing two parents/ grandparents was dealt with in a a couple of lines, not a tear was shed. Really, really think twice before wasting good time on bad fiction.

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  • Michael
  • 30-06-2020

Prefer his older titles

I used to read a lot of Ramsey Campbell and have also enjoyed the older titles available on Audible but didn't enjoy this one as much as I had hoped. I wish there were more of his older titles here such as Incarnate, The Parasite, Midnight Sun etc and of course his wonderful short story collections.

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  • Jeremy Wilks
  • 20-05-2020

Great listen

A good read brought to life by first class narration. Chilling and gripping in equal measure.

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