George Davies has a problem: he can't bring himself to hold his newborn son.
Desperate to save his dwindling marriage and redeem himself as a father and husband, George visits a therapist and begins to delve into the childhood memories that may be the root of his issues.
Ten-year-old George, in the wake of his father's harrowing and unexpected death, is experiencing ominous visions - some friendly, others outright terrifying.
Unable to control those visions, George starts to display erratic behaviour and eventually becomes violent.
When a mysterious murder is ultimately revealed, the stakes are suddenly much higher for him and his family.
Are the visions just the product of a grief-stricken child's overactive imagination?
Symptoms of mental illness? Or is ten-year-old George possessed by a darker, more malevolent force?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/07/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099520313