A frightening horror novel in the popular tradition of Stephen King - 'Fast-paced, weird, gruesome fun in the unique Laymon style.' Dean Koontz
'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King
Melvin always was a creepy kid. Vicki still has nightmares about what he did with the dead body and the car battery.
Now, years later, he's been released from the institution and Vicki knows she'll be seeing him again. But Melvin's been developing his work with the dead and this time his plans include her.
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
If you've missed Laymon you've missed a treat - Stephen King
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.