From Edgar nominee F. R. Tallis comes a new novel ofpsychological suspense that reinvents the classic haunted-house tale.
In the scorching summer of 1976—the hottest since recordsbegan—Christopher Norton, his wife Laura, and their young daughter Faye settleinto their new home in north London.
The faded glory of the Victorian house is the perfect placefor Norton, a composer of film soundtracks, to build a recording studio of hisown. But soon in the long, oppressively hot nights, Laura begins to hearsomething through the crackle of the baby monitor. First, a knocking sound.Then come the voices.
For Norton, the voices mark an exciting opportunity. Puttinghis work to one side, he begins the project of a lifetime—a grand symphonyincorporating the voices—and becomes increasingly obsessed with one voice inparticular … someone who is determined to make themselves heard.