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Come Closer

Come Closer

ISBN
9780571355556
Published
01/07/2021
9780571355556
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
176

About the Book

'A dark, seductive cocktail of a thriller, with a splash of black humour and a twist of horror.' Francine Toon, author of Pine

There was no reason to assume anything out of the ordinary was going on.

Strange noises in the apartment.
Impulsive behaviour.
Intense dreams.
It wasn’t like everything went wrong all at once.
Shoplifting.
Fighting.
Blackouts.
There must be a reasonable explanation for all this.


'It will scare the pants off you. It is a perfect horror novel.' Paul Tremblay
'A short, sharp shocker . . . Relentlessly creepy.' Sunday Times
‘Deeply scary.’ The Times
‘Terrifying.’ Daily Mail
‘Sinister.’ Time Out

'A dark, seductive cocktail of a thriller, with a splash of black humour and a twist of horror.' Francine Toon, author of PineThere was no reason to assume anything out of the ordinary was going on.Strange noises in the apartment.Impulsive behaviour.Intense dreams.It wasn’t like everything went wrong all at once.Shoplifting.Fighting.Blackouts.There must be a reasonable explanation for all this.'It will scare the pants off you. It is a perfect horror novel.' Paul Tremblay'A short, sharp shocker . . . Relentlessly creepy.' Sunday Times‘Deeply scary.’ The Times‘Terrifying.’ Daily Mail‘Sinister.’ Time Out
  • Sara Gran

    Sara Gran is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including Claire DeWitt and the City

    of the Dead, Come Closer and Dope. She also writes for film and TV (including TNT's 'Southland') and has published in The New York Times, The New OrleansTimes Picayune, and USA Today.

“I have been haunted by Come Closer since it first came out more than 15 years ago, and often recommend it to horror fans, so it is great to see it back in print. A short, wickedly sharp tale, elegantly constructed and genuinely disturbing, this take on demonic possession as experienced by a young, happily married, successful female architect in New York still feels contemporary and relevant today. But beware: it is truly nightmarish, and could take up residence in your head.”
- Lisa Tuttle, Guardian
“'Harpies, doppelgangers, possessive spirits: once confined to horror writing, these supernatural entities prowl the pages of literary fiction with increasing confidence. In the past couple of years, novelists such as Daisy Johnson, Megan Hunter and Helen Phillips have harnessed them to probe female passions and frustrations, but Sara Gran beat them to it in 2003. Newly reissued, her lean, seductively mean novel Come Closer [is] magentically disturbing.'”
- Hephzibah Anderson, Observer