One foul night while her husband is away, an old friend turns up on Claire’s doorstep and begs for her help. She knows she should refuse, but she owes him. Despite her better judgement, Claire finds herself helping to bury something in the woods. The question is, will it stay buried, and can Claire live with the knowledge of what she has done?
Sarah Lotz, whose novel The Three has been optioned by Company Pictures for development as a TV series while her co-written work The Apartment is under option by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, delivers here one of her most gripping and disturbing stories to date.
“Sarah Lotz is a natural born storyteller. Like the hand reaching up from the dark well, she’ll drag you into her thrall. You'll come up gasping.” – Lauren Beukes
“...really wonderful. A cross between Michael Crichton and Shirley Jackson, hard to put down and vastly entertaining.” – Stephen King (of The Three)
“Tiptoeing the tightrope between fantasy and horror.” – Daily Mail
“Dark, subtle and completely unputdownable, I was enthralled from the opening line to the last.” – Sarah Pinborough (of The Three)
Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and novelist with a fondness for the macabre and fake names. She writes critically acclaimed urban horror novels under the name S. L. Grey with author Louis Greenberg and a YA pulp fiction zombie series with her daughter, Savannah, under the pseudonym Lily Herne. She lives in Cape Town with her family and other animals.