House of Small Shadows

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Publication date: 10.10.2013
ISBN: 9780230770690
Number of pages: 0


The Red House: home to the damaged genius of the late M. H. Mason, master taxidermist and puppeteer, where he lived and created some of his most disturbing works. The building and its treasure trove of antiques is long forgotten, but the time has come for his creations to rise from the darkness.

Catherine Howard can't believe her luck when she's invited to value the contents of the house. When she first sees the elaborate displays of posed, costumed and preserved animals and macabre puppets, she's both thrilled and terrified. It's an opportunity to die for.

But the Red House has secrets, secrets as dreadful and dark as those from Catherine's own past. At night the building comes alive with noises and movements: footsteps, and the fleeting glimpses of small shadows on the stairs. And soon the barriers between reality, sanity and nightmare begin to collapse . . .
Dark and terrifying, House of Small Shadows is a gripping horror novel from award-winning author Adam Nevill.

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Nevill's talent for horror resonates ominously in every scene, almost as if the theme from Jaws echoes when a page is turned.
It is a mature modern horror novel and despite its supernatural trappings it never forgets there is an emotionally pain wracked individual at its core ... Adam Nevill is driving the Ghost Train this year and I for one want to see where he takes us.
This emotionally intense, intellectually challenging supernatural novel explores secret geographies of conscience while raising hackles, and is addictively readable.