A new psychological thriller from the co-author of the massive international No 1 bestseller BLACK HOUSE.
From the ferocious imagination of Peter Straub springs a nerve-shredding new chiller about the persistence of evil.
A woman kills herself for no apparent reason. A week later, her teenage son disappears. The vanished boy’s uncle, Timothy Underhill – familiar to Straub’s readers from Koko and The Throat – is compelled to return to his hometown of Millhaven to discover what he can.
A madman known as the Sherman Park Killer has been haunting the neighbourhood, but Underhill believes that Mark’s obsession with a local abandoned house is at the root of his disappearance.
He fears that in peeling back the house’s hideous secrets, Mark came across its last and greatest secret – a lost girl, one who has coaxed Mark deeper and deeper into her mysterious domain, where he must encounter a fearsome adversary.