A dilapidated 19th-century orphanage with a dark, unforgettable secret.
There's something in the attic of Fortyfoot House.
Something that rustles. Something that scampers and scratches. Something with fur, far more terrifying than a rat.
Recently divorced, David Williams takes a job restoring Fortyfoot House, a dilapidated 19th-century orphanage, hoping to find peace of mind and get to know his young son. But then he hears the scratching noises in the attic. And he sees long-dead people walking across the lawn.
Does Fortyfoot House exist in today, yesterday, or tomorrow – or all three at once? Only one thing is certain – it is a house with a dark secret that threatens to send David's world hurling into a living nightmare. A nightmare that only David himself can prevent – if he can escape the thing in the attic.
'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' PETER JAMES.
'A true master of horror' JAMES HERBERT.