by John Herdman
A delicious study in paranoia from the master of the modern Scottish Gothic.
A finespun tale of doubles and confused identities.
Ghost-writer Leonard Balmain finds himself drawn into an unwanted complicity with the dark revelations unfolding within that of his subject ― the mysterious Torquil Tod.
When Tod's tale turns into murder and sexual betrayal, Leonard realises he knows too much and is in danger of ending up on the very pages of Tod's turbulent history.
Black magic, sacrificial murder and cannibalism collide in an uneasy voyage towards, and from beyond, the grave.