''The Séance' reminds us that the real horrors lurk within the reader's mind'
-- Andrew Taylor The Independent
'A brilliantly atmospheric dark mystery...Try this if you like being scared out of your wits' -- Daily Mail
'Harwood ratchets up the tension like a skilled violinist playing a rising note...sinister mesmerism, murder and trickery.' -- Rachel Howells, The Big Issue
'Wilkie Collins would be proud.' -- Lucy Atkins, The Times
'[Readers] will devour The Seance in a sitting' -- Sunday Times
'he can write as elegantly and often as scarily as M. R. James...a horrific excess a la Monk Lewis' -- Lucy Sussex, The Age
`enjoyable homage to the Victorian ghost story ... tantalising ... an exhilarating read'
-- The Tablet
'John Harwood's brilliant second novel, a gripping, dark, mystery set in late Victorian England'
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