The Cellar

by Minette Walters

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Offered as a Hammer novella, you may well expect a substantial amount of supernatural horror, however a more rational yet none the less uncomfortable and captivating read awaits. The story is told from Muna’s viewpoint, held as a slave, abused and kept in the dark, she still has a cunning intelligence and quietly bides her time. The simplicity of the writing reveals a truly complicated and at times distressing subject matter. The ending is left on a note of uncertainty, your thoughts scrabble for purchase as they are pushed off a cliff of understanding. The author writes with a true level of compassion without hiding the cruelty explored in this creatively taut, original and chilling read.

Liz Robinson

The Cellar Synopsis

The terrifying Hammer novella by Minette Walters, bestselling author of The Sculptress and The Scold's Bridle. Muna's bedroom is a dark windowless cellar and her activities are confined to cooking and cleaning. She's grown used to being maltreated by the Songoli family; to being a slave. She's never been outside, doesn't know how to read or write, and cannot speak English. At least that's what the Songolis believe. But Muna is far cleverer - and her plans more terrifying - than the Songolis, or anyone else, can ever imagine...

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ISBN: 9780099594659
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Hammer an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780099594642
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Hammer an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099594659
Publication date: 6th October 2016
Author: Minette Walters
Publisher: Hammer an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Horror, Shorter Reads,
Categories: Horror & ghost stories,

About Minette Walters

Minette Walters is one of England’s best-selling crime writers. She is the author of twelve novels, winning the CWA John Creasey Award for the The Ice House, the Edgar Allan Poe Award in America for The Sculptress and two CWA Gold Daggers for The Scold’s Bridle and Fox Evil. She lives in Dorset with her husband and has been translated into thirty-six languages.Her fascination with the dark side of the human psyche began when she read Grimm’s Fairy Tales at seven years old. Her favourite characters were wicked stepmothers whose evil deeds led ...

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