Seven Days of Cain

Seven Days of Cain

by Ramsey Campbell
     
 

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On two continents, weeks apart, two people are brutally murdered: a Barcelona street performer and a New York playwright are each gruesomely tortured to death. In Britain, photographer Andy Bentley begins receiving mysterious emails. The messages refer to the killings and contain hints that the murderer has a personal connection to Andy. But what is it? Are the

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On two continents, weeks apart, two people are brutally murdered: a Barcelona street performer and a New York playwright are each gruesomely tortured to death. In Britain, photographer Andy Bentley begins receiving mysterious emails. The messages refer to the killings and contain hints that the murderer has a personal connection to Andy. But what is it? Are the emails coming from the killer himself? And what, if anything, does Andy’s past have to do with the deaths? As the answers begin to take shape Andy will be forced to confront not only the consequences of his actions, but also the uncertainly of reality itself. Before that happens, how much that he loves will be destroyed?

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Publishers Weekly
British horror master Campbell (The House on Nazareth Hill) somewhat returns to form with a modern-day tale of psychological terror. British photographer Andy Bentley has a sedate life, working for the family firm and trying to figure out why he and his wife, Claire, can't conceive. Things begin to unravel after Max Beyer, a wealthy eccentric, hires Bentley to take a series of pictures intended to capture Beyer's disturbing true nature. Bentley has also been getting disturbing e-mails that may be connected to some brutal murders. After a short, unsettling prologue, the book takes its time returning to the horror plot line. The ultimate payoff is a bit of a letdown, with occasional lurches into silliness, but Campbell's characterizations and prose, especially in the opening sections, are solid. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609286675
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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