It is the turn of the last century in the unusual village of Muchmarsh. Theodore Stubb is within the attic of his manor house, adding another specimen to his extensive collection of insects. As well as an entomologist, he is a master hypnotist.
Eleanor – taken from the sanatorium two months before – is still haunted, believing that her stillborn child Alastair lives and hides in the shadows. She becomes pregnant again by the hypnotic coercion and ravishment of her father-in-law Theodore.
The murder, mystery and intrigue which follow leave dreadful secrets to be uncovered; and thirteen years later, paranormal events causes the young Alastair to lose his identity…
A gothic terror heralds the climax of dream-like and hallucinatory events, secrets unfolding, both disturbing and astonishing.
“A beautifully described dark, Gothic tale…”
“Unpredictable, creepy – and often very funny.”
“Unusual and Gripping”