Breathtaking suspense and vivid moments of terror in this gripping novel by one of our best-loved horror writers
'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King
Twenty minutes before the quake hit, Stanley was ogling Sheila through his living-room window. Now he may be able to do more than just ogle ... Sheila's trapped in her ruined house and her husband and daughter are stranded on the other side of the city. The power's down, the emergency services can't cope and the lawless are combing the ruins. Sheila's fate depends on who can get to her first...
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 Layman was born in Chicago in 1947. He grew up in California and has a BA in English Literature from Willamette University, Oregon, and an MA from Loyola University, Los Angeles. He has worked as a schoolteacher, a librarian, a mystery magazine editor and a report writer for a law firm. He now works full-time as a writer. His novel FLESH was shortlisted for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award, as were FUNLAND and his short story collection, A GOOD, SECRET PLACE. Richard Layman is the author of many acclaimed works of horror and suspense, including THE STAKE, SAVAGE, AFTER MIDNIGHT and the three novels in the Beast House Chronicles: THE CELLAR, THE BEAST HOUSE and THE MIDNIGHT TOUR. He lives in California with his wife and daughter.