The Unquiet House
A chilling tale of gripping suspense
By Alison Littlewood
What is lurking in the corners of Mire House? Chilling atmospheric, this British Fantasy Award nominated work 'reads like a timeless classic of the genre' (Guardian) and is perfect for fans of Stephen King.
What is lurking in the corners of Mire House? Chillingly atmospheric, The Unquiet House is perfect for fans of Stephen King.
Struggling to recover from the catastrophic loss of both of her parents, Emma Dean desperately needs a fresh start. When she inherits an old house in the depths of the Yorkshire countryside, she realises that this could be her chance. Mire House is dreary, dark and cold - yet when Emma walks inside, she feels an immediate sense of belonging.
It isn't long before Charlie Mitchell, grandson of the original owner, appears, claiming he wants to seek out his family. But Emma suspects he's more interested in the house than his long-lost relations.
And when she starts seeing ghostly figures, Emma begins to wonder: is Charlie trying to scare her away, or are there darker secrets lurking in the corners of Mire House?
'Reads like a timeless classic of the genre' - Guardian
Alison Littlewood is the author of A Cold Season, published by Jo Fletcher Books. The novel was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, where it was described as "perfect reading for a dark winter's night." Her most recent novel, The Hidden People, has recently been published to critical acclaim.
Alison's short stories have been picked for Best British Horror 2015, The Best Horror of the Year and The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror anthologies, as well as The Best British Fantasy 2013 and The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10. She also won the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award for Short Fiction with her story The Dog's Home, published in The Spectral Book of Horror Stories.
Alison lives with her partner Fergus in Yorkshire, England, in a house of creaking doors and crooked walls. You can talk to her on twitter @Ali__L, see her on Facebook and visit her at www.alisonlittlewood.co.uk.
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10 Apr 2014
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Jo Fletcher Books
Subtle, rich, and deeply evocative. — Teleread.com
'All of Littlewood's novels have been good, but this is my favourite' Black Static. — Black Static
'A haunted house novel by a writer of exceptional skill ... that stands alongside the greats of the genre: fertile ground worked by the likes of Shirley Jackson, Richard Matheson, Stephen King, against whose seminal works Alison Littlewood can hold her head high ... one of the most exceptional horror authors of the current generation' Reader Dad. — Reader Dad
'Perfect Halloween and Christmas evening reading, though why wait till then? The summer months may be coming, but there'll be a chill in the air once you start turning the pages. It certainly makes you wonder what will be next from this author, and makes you look forward to it all the more. 9/10' Sci-Fi Bulletin. — Sci-Fi Bulletin
'The author excels herself here. What Littlewood did with cults and motherhood in her debut, and fairy tales in the darkly fantastic crime fiction which followed it, she pulls off again, incredibly, in this best in class account of a haunted house' The Speculative Scotsman. — Speculative Scotsman
'This third novel will set Alison Littlewood apart on her own. It's the type of book that elevates a writer into their own sphere' The Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog. — Horrifying Horror Blog
'An extremely well written and engaging spooky tale' The Horror Hothouse. — Horror Hothouse
Alison Littlewood has a real talent for building atmosphere, loaded with the promise of things to come — The Guardian