James Herbert

05 July 2012
544 pages


Now a major film called The Unholy starring The Walking Dead's Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

In James Herbert's horror novel Shrine, innocence and evil have become one . . .

A little girl called Alice. A deaf-mute. A vision. A lady in shimmering white who says she is the immaculate conception. And Alice can suddenly hear and speak, and she can perform miracles.

Soon the site of the visitation, beneath an ancient oak tree, has become a shrine, a holy place for thousands of pilgrims. But Alice is no longer the guileless child overwhelmed by her new saintliness.

She has become the agent of something corrupt, a vile force that is centuries old.

Thrills and chills galore from the bestseller Herbert . . . his best yet . . . the build-up to the horrifying climax is subtle and sophisticated
Like all good authors, he has an uncanny knack of getting his claws into you. It’s always ‘just one more page’. Such are the ways of the master story-teller