The terrifying novel by Richard Laymon, in the popular tradition of Stephen King and Dean Koontz
'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King
The supermarket shouldn't have been shut - it wasn't normal for Elsie to quit early. But then it wasn't normal for a meat cleaver to fly through the air by itself. Or for a guard dog locked in overnight to end up as hamburger meat. Or for Elsie herself to feature on the butcher's slab, neatly wrapped and jointed...
There's weird things happening in the town of Oasis and certain folks - like hotshot local reporter Lacey Allen - had better... BEWARE!
In Laymon's books, blood doesn't so much as drip as explode, splatter and coagulate - Independent
No one writes like Laymon and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes - Dean Koontz
A gut-crunching writer - Time Out
A brilliant writer - Sunday Express
The author knows how to sock it to the reader - The Times
Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in 1947 and grew up in California. Four of his books have been shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award, which he won in 2001 with THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW. Among his many acclaimed works of horror and suspense are THE STAKE, SAVAGE, AFTER MIDNIGHT and the four novels in the Beast House Chronicles: THE CELLAR, THE BEAST HOUSE, THE MIDNIGHT TOUR and FRIDAY NIGHT IN BEAST HOUSE. He died in February 2001.