"Surprising twists [and a] wildly inventive plot." --The New York Times
They are dying, one by one. Wealthy, middle-aged women in an exclusive Connecticut suburb. Their murderer remains at large. Nora Chancel, wife of publishing scion Davey Chancel, fears she may be next. After all, her past has branded her a victim . . . .
"Combines the intellectual-puzzle mystery with a powerful vein of psycho-thriller suspense." --The Washington Post
Then Davey tells Nora a surreal story about the Hellfire Club, where years before he met an obsessed fan of Chancel House's most successful book, Night Journey--a book that has a strange history of its own. . . .
"One of the most chilling villains to come along since Hannibal Lecter." --San Francisco Chronicle
Suddenly terror engulfs Nora: She must defend herself against fantastic accusations even as a madman lies in wait. And when he springs, she will embark on a night journey that will put her victimhood to rest forever, dead or alive. . . .
About Peter Straub
Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is the author of fourteen novels. He has won the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and two World Fantasy awards, and was elected Grand Master at the 1998 World Horror Convention. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in New York City.
“The Hellfire Club moves like an express train.” —STEPHEN KING
“SURPRISING TWISTS [AND A] WILDLY INVENTIVE PLOT.” —The New York Times
“COMBINES THE INTELLECTUAL-PUZZLE MYSTERY WITH A POWERFUL VEIN OF PSYCHO-THRILLER SYSPENSE.” —The Washington Post
“ONE OF THE MOST CHILLING VILLAINS TO COME ALONG SINCE HANNIBAL LECTER.” —San Francisco Chronicle