Boothgate House has a sinister past. Once an asylum for the insane, serial killer Peter Brockmeister was sent there on his release from prison in 1978. Three years later, it closed, and Brockmeister died in mysterious circumstances. Solicitor Melanie Hawkes is investigating the suspicious events when her young daughter is kidnapped. Meanwhile, Boothgate House resident Lydia Brookes is burgled. And why is a paranormal researcher fascinated by the building's basement? As Joe uncovers the appalling truth, he faces an evil that threatens those closest to him - and puts his own life in jeopardy.
"Kate Ellis has woven a fascinating mystery. Incredibly spine chilling, this is a real page turner. Although sometimes so creepy I was almost fearful of turning the page. Highly recommended." Promoting Crime Fiction
"Fast paced, cleverly plotted and full of suspense, this novel - part horror story, part police procedural, part psychological thriller - should appeal to a wide range of mystery fans." Booklist