From the Back Cover
Beneath the silent surfaces of the everyday world, behind the walls of buildings you’ve never dared enter, there lies a realm of mystery which we know exists, but can only reach through imagination, trauma or violence. In this provocative collection of stories, which includes 'Blue Rose' and 'The Juniper Tree', Straub coaxes the reader into his errie world of deranged minds and childhood terror, of destructive obsession and deadly innocence.
“The thinking man’s Stephen King.”
'NEW YORK TIMES'.
“His most notable work yet. Everyone, no matter how ordinary, has a secret, and sometimes that secret is more appealing than we can guess. Therein lies the chilling focus of Straub’s work.”
“Straub is a a master of the slow burn. His superb short stories draw the unsuspecting reader slowly but surely into the horror that can lie behind the most unassuming of situations. The chill factor is high.”
“A spellbinding collection of stories from a very classy author…a treat.”
'MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS.'
About the Author
Born in Milwaukee, Peter Straub is the author of fifteen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. He has won the British Fantasy Award, two Bram Stoker awards and two World Fantasy awards. His most recent publications are his acclaimed novel Mr X, a collection of short stories, Magic Terror, and Black House, the international bestselling novel that he co-wrote with Stephen King.