Synopses & Reviews
Sometimes evil refuses to die.
Rowan's great-aunt Queenie is dead. After all the misery she caused her family while she was alive, most of them are secretly relieved. But Queenie did not want to die, and she will do anything to live again…including possessing young Rowan. She haunts the child's nightmares, taking her over bit by chilling bit. As her soul is drawn inexorably into a cold darkness, can Rowan hope to reclaim her life from the evil dead?
“A chilling work.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Influence
“Campbell has outdone himself in this tale of a woman who refuses to die. There is great emotional realism in this novel of psychological suspense and evil.”
—Library Journal on The Influence
“The Influence is Campbell at the height of his powers to terrify and disturb.”
Ramsey Campbell has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association, a Living Legend Award from the International Horror Guild, and a Grand Master Award from the World Horror Convention. He has also received three Bram Stoker Awards, four World Fantasy Awards, two International Horror Guild Awards, and twelve British Fantasy Awards.
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