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It's a world where everything seems pretty normal. But the weird, the sinister and the truly terrifying are lurking just out of sight. Like an ordinary-looking camera with evil powers, a bus ride home that turns into your worst nightmare, and a mysterious computer game that nobody would play...if they knew the rules! Each story has a shocking sting in its tail...
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Anthony Horowitz was brought up on horror stories and his childhood love of all things sinister and scary has stayed with him. He says, "I think everyone enjoys horror. Not necessarily dead bodies and dripping blood, but the shadows that lie just outside our vision, the secrets behind closed doors." Anthony is the author of many very successful children's books, most notably the Alex Rider series, the most recent of which, Stormseeker, achieved the No 1 spot in the Nielsen charts. Anthony is also well known as a television screenwriter with credits that include Poirot, Midsomer Murders, Chiller and Foyle's War. Anthony has two grown-up sons, and lives in east London with his wife.From Booklist:
In this collection of nine macabre tales, Horowitz proves himself as adept at spooky psychological horror as he is at creating breakneck adventure-suspense. Although he consistently draws on familiar themes (bad kids get their due; nice ones are caught up in something out of their control), he always manages to stretch them into his own peculiar version of reality gone mad, which will make readers feel they're simply one step away from horrible chaos themselves. Isabel, 12, doesn't like the new antique bathtub her parents bought, and when bath time approaches, her fears are more than justified; Matthew's birthday gift to his father, an old camera, has a devastating quirk; and city-boy bully Gary finds out everything is different in the country, just as his mother says. Other stories are equally suspenseful; horror fans will like them all. Stephanie Zvirin
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