Joanna Briscoe

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Touched

book | Fiction | 2014
UK & Comm → Cornerstone
A chilling, deeply creepy Hammer novella by Joanna Briscoe, author of the acclaimed, bestselling novel, Sleep With Me.

Rowena Crale and her family have moved from London.

They now live in a small English village in a cottage which seems to be resisting all attempts at renovation.

Walls ooze damp, stains come through layers of wallpaper, celings sag.

And strange noises - voices - emanate from empty rooms.

As Rowena struggles with the upheaval of builders while trying to be a dutiful wife and a good mother to her young children, her life starts to disintegrate.

And then, one by one, her daughters go missing ...
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Touched is a finely balanced creation, reminiscent of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Briscoe’s prose is sensuous, poetic, light. The rhythm is delicately controlled. A strange, fascinating tale Alexander Gilmour
Financial Times
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Children go missing from a cottage that resists renovation in a wonderfully claustrophobic horror. It’s all wonderfully creepy....Touched is thoroughly eerie, an enjoyably chilling sliver of ice on a hot summer’s day Alison Flood
The Observer

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