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 an award-winning journalist and author. He is an Editor and Partner at Tortoise Media, and was previously Editor of The Spectator, lifting the magazine to record circulation. He has written columns for the Evening Standard, Guardian, Daily and Sunday Telegraph, GQ, and the International New York Times. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, and was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1989. He has two sons and lives in London.