Honour Thy Father

Honour Thy Father

A remote, crumbling house; four sisters; and the secrets that imprison them…

‘Before Gillian Flynn, there was Lesley Glaister’ Harper’s Bazaar

‘Frightening yet eerily beautiful … Lesley Glaister is adept, original and mature’ Hilary Mantel

In a remote, crumbling house in the Fens live four sisters – Agatha, Milly, and Ellen and Esther – identical twins so closely linked as to be almost one person. They have lived there all their lives, trapped still by the fear of their dead father, who governs his daughters’ lives from beyond the grave. And then there is George, another inhabitant, imprisoned in the cellar.

Little by little, macabre events come to light: events that transform an idyllic country childhood into a world of eccentric isolation.

‘Eerie and satisfying – a horror story told with tenderness’ Sunday Times
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 14th August 2013

Price: £4.99

ISBN-13: 9781471912955

Reviews

A superior and very English offering: mad, macabre deserves attention and applause
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
A true original ... a startling work. Eerie and satisfying - a horror story told with tenderness
SUNDAY TIMES
Has a dreamlike quality - yet this is a fairy tale gone gruesomely wrong - a sinister, powerful book. Not for the faint-hearted
LITERARY REVIEW
A gothic tale of horror and neglect . . . Glaister is very good at creating an atmosphere of rank gloom, and her alternating structure gives her rich opportunities for dramatic tension, which she exploits brilliantly
Jane Houseman, GUARDIAN on LITTLE EGYPT
Before Gillian Flynn, there was Lesley Glaister . . . LITTLE EGYPT perfectly demonstrates why Glaister is the suspense writers' suspense writer. With LITTLE EGYPT, she is back on HONOUR THEY FATHER form. I still have that slow, sick, ache in the pit of my stomach to prove it
Sam Baker, HARPER'S BAZAAR on LITTLE EGYPT
Glaister's rounded gift is to show life as it really is
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