A 21st Century re-telling of the Bluebeard legend by Spectator editor Matthew d'Ancona.
For Ginny, the new house represents a new start: a room of her own where she can research her book on the psychology of fairytales and recover from a bitter divorce. The last thing shes looking for is romance. But her young neighbour breaks down her defences. Sean cooks her delicious meals and rescues her from a drunken attack by her ex-husband. His only eccentricity is the locked room in his house that he forbids her to enter. It can't contain anything sinister, can it? Ginny can't resist finding out. But when she opens the door, she is propelled into a horror story, rather than a fairytale.
Enjoyably theatrical . . . a sleek thriller . . . tightly plotted - New Statesman
Nothing to Fear's deceptively simple premise . . . soon transforms itself into a far from predictable thriller with an intelligent plot and a well-drawn cast of believable characters . . . A near-perfect psychological horror story. - Crime Time
'Brilliant - completely gripping, elegantly written, with some cracking twists. - Sophie Hannah
D'Ancona's novel will appeal to lovers of suspense. Spine-tingling. - Tatler
A chilling scenario with a nightmare's twists and turns - Daily Mail
A gripping page-turner. - Times Literary Supplement
Finely pitched . . . chilling - Observer
Matthew d'Ancona is a British journalist and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian and was previously editor of the Spectator. He also contributes regularly to the BBC's Today programme.
Matthew was the Sunday Telegraph's political columnist for 19 years. He also writes for the Evening Standard, the New York Times and GQ.
Matthew is a visiting research fellow at Queen Mary University of London and author of several books including In It Together: The Inside Story of the Coalition.
He is a Trustee of the Science Museum Group, chair of the think-tank Bright Blue and was elected a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1989.