Mire House is dreary, dark, cold and infested with midges. But when Emma Dean inherits it from a distant relation, she immediately feels a sense of belonging. It isn't long before Charlie Mitchell, grandson of the original owner, appears claiming that he wants to seek out his family. But Emma suspects he's more interested in the house than his long-lost relations. And when she starts seeing ghostly figures, Emma begins to wonder: is Charlie trying to scare her away, or are there darker secrets lurking in the corners of Mire House?
About the Author
Alison Littlewood was raised in Penistone, South Yorkshire. She followed a career in marketing before developing her love of writing fiction. She now lives near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, with her partner Fergus.
Subtle, rich, and deeply evocative. Teleread.com 'All of Littlewood's novels have been good, but this is my favourite' Black Static. Black Static 'A haunted house novel by a writer of exceptional skill ... that stands alongside the greats of the genre: fertile ground worked by the likes of Shirley Jackson, Richard Matheson, Stephen King, against whose seminal works Alison Littlewood can hold her head high ... one of the most exceptional horror authors of the current generation' Reader Dad. Reader Dad 'Perfect Halloween and Christmas evening reading, though why wait till then? The summer months may be coming, but there'll be a chill in the air once you start turning the pages. It certainly makes you wonder what will be next from this author, and makes you look forward to it all the more. 9/10' Sci-Fi Bulletin. Sci-Fi Bulletin 'The author excels herself here. What Littlewood did with cults and motherhood in her debut, and fairy tales in the darkly fantastic crime fiction which followed it, she pulls off again, incredibly, in this best in class account of a haunted house' The Speculative Scotsman. Speculative Scotsman 'This third novel will set Alison Littlewood apart on her own. It's the type of book that elevates a writer into their own sphere' The Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog. Horrifying Horror Blog 'An extremely well written and engaging spooky tale' The Horror Hothouse. Horror Hothouse Alison Littlewood has a real talent for building atmosphere, loaded with the promise of things to come The Guardian
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2014
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1