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96 pp A format hardback
The Visitors Book and other ghost stories
by sophie hannah
No one leaves – or lives – without signing it.
A frisson of ghostliness from the queen of crime
In this small but perfectly formed collection of supernatural short stories, Sophie Hannah takes the comforting scenes of everyday life and imbues them with a frisson of fear, then a gust of terror. Why is a young woman so unnerved by the presence of a visitors book in her boyfriend’s inner-city home? And whose spidery handwriting is it that fills the pages? Who is the strangely courteous boy still lingering at a child’s tenth birthday party when all the parents have gathered their children and left? And why does the presence of a perfectly ordinary woman in a post office queue leave another customer pallid and quaking with fear?
“Sophie Hannah just gets better and better. Her plots are brilliantly cunning and entirely unpredictable.” THE GUARDIAN
“Intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully gothic imagination.” THE TIMES