It is the transmutation of events that could happen to anyone, into suspense writing of a high order, that is the secret of Celia Fremlin’s success. And in the short-story genre she continues to display these very qualities for which her novels have been admired.
‘An outstanding collection…all are well-written and all are possible and none should be read when alone in a dark house.’ Savannah Morning News
‘These 13 stories…take you on a roller coaster ride of successive, suspenseful pulls at your nerve endings. This is a fine collection to introduce a newcomer to Miss Fremlin’s thoroughly professional craftsmanship.’ Buffalo
‘Here are thirteen harrowing tales by the indisputable mistress of horror…[Fremlin] has a gift for giving an already macabre story a final sinister twist and for building up an unbearably chilling suspense.’ Chattanooga Times