From the highly acclaimed writer of THE BIRTH OF VENUS comes a breakthrough psychological thriller where the means of survival are just as shocking as surrender.
Terrifying, dark and bold, Sarah Dunant's breakthrough psychological thriller transcends genres and audiences; it crosses all boundaries, encroaching on the darker side of sex and fantasy, male and female.
Elizabeth Skorvecky has just come out of a long-term relationship with her boyfriend. Alone in her Victorian house, her only companions are her cat, a trashy crime novel she's translating from Czech, and her music. As the summer ends and the days draw in, unsettling things begin to happen. First it's just a missing CD, then music playing in an empty kitchen at midnight, then a table laid for breakfast for two. Poltergeist Insanity
When Elizabeth wakes at four in the morning to find a man sitting at the end of her bed, she knows, sickeningly , she's very sane - and being stalked. She also discovers that the means of surviving can be just as shocking as surrender.
A chilling - sometimes terrifying - and tautly written thriller - THE TIMES
A bold, intelligent assault on the masculine conventions of the thriller genre - THE SUNDAY TIMES
Dunant's unsettling novel is compelling to the end - THE EXPRESS ON SUNDAY
Her narrative pulses with emotional truth and heart ...Compelling and distressing - MAIL ON SUNDAY
Sarah Dunant is the author of six crime novels for which she won two Silver Daggers. Cultural commentator - for many years she presented The Late Show - she was editor of War of the Words (Virago 1994). Her two previous novels, Transgressions and Mapping the Edge, were the subject of major acclaim.