A terrifying ghost story by the author of The Woman in Black...
One dark and rainy night, Sir James Monmouth returns to London after years spent travelling alone.
Intent on uncovering the secrets of his childhood hero, the mysterious Conrad Vane, he begins to investigate Vane's life, but he finds himself warned off at every turn.
Before long he realises he is being followed too. A pale, thin boy is haunting his every step but every time he tries to confront the boy he disappears. And what of the chilling scream and desperate sobbing only he can hear?
His quest leads him eventually to the old lady of Kittiscar Hall, where he discovers something far more terrible at work than he could ever have imagined.
Susan Hill has been a writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham; and have been shortlisted for the Booker. Her novels include The Woman in Black, Strange Meeting, I'm the King of the Castle and A Kind Man; and she has published autobiographical works as well as collections of short stories. She is also the author of the bestselling Simon Serrailler cases. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London's West End since 1988 and has also been made into a successful film. She is married with two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk. www.susan-hill.com