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24 August 17


The No.1 Bestseller by debut author Fiona Cummins

'It's a rare debut that has this much polish. Harrowing and horrifying, head and shoulders above most of the competition' - Val McDermid

A serial killer to chill your bones

A psychopath more frightening than Hannibal Lecter.

He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he's just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family's macabre museum.

Now the time has come to add to his collection. He is ready to feed his obsession, and he is on the hunt.

Jakey Frith and Clara Foyle have something in common. They have what he needs.

What begins is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between the sinister collector, Jakey's father and Etta Fitzroy, a troubled detective investigating a spate of abductions.

Set in London's Blackheath, Rattle by Fiona Cummins explores the seam of darkness that runs through us all; the struggle between light and shadow, redemption and revenge.

It is a glimpse into the mind of a sinister psychopath. And it's also a story about not giving up hope when it seems that all hope is already lost.

In the media

Serial killers don’t come much scarier than the monstrous creation who haunts this astonishingly assured debut, which transforms London’s leafy suburb of Blackheath into a realm of mythic horror . . . as the tension and urgency escalates, Cummins takes you on a macabre but riveting thrill ride
Sunday Mirror
Vividly contrasts the apparent normality of suburbia with the awful truths it can conceal . . . A thriller that is capable of keeping you up all night — and then haunting your dreams. Creepy and accomplished, it is not quite as scary as Lecter, but close
Daily Mail
A highly original and creepy tale that rattles along with menace and does not let up until the cracking finale
Daily Express
The Riff Raff November Meet with Fiona Cummins

The Riff Raff November Meet with Fiona Cummins

  • Effra Social
    Effra Social
    89 Effra Road Brixton , SW2 1DF UNITED KINGDOM
  • 09 November 2017 19:00
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The Riff Raff is an event for aspiring authors and lovers of new writing. Each month we hear from five debut authors with a book published as close to the month as possible. " " " "This is your ...

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