The Forbidden

‘Reading The Forbidden offers the same thrilling sense of familiarity and discovery as stumbling across a top-notch Hammer movie or a vintage Dennis Wheatley novel….What we have here is a proper scare-your-socks-off horror tale, featuring gore, demons, possession and exorcism. Tallis weaves real historical figures into the narrative and conjures…

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The Passenger

1941. A German submarine, U-330, patrols the stormy inhospitable waters of the north Atlantic. It is commanded by Siegfried Lorenz, a maverick naval officer who does not believe in the war he is bound by duty and honour to fight. U-330 receives instructions to collect two prisoners from a vessel…

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The Sleep Room

‘I found the novel fascinating .. Tallis has crafted a skillful exercise in neo-Gothic horror.’  The Washington Post. ‘The novel is an elegantly constructed psychiatric Gothic, all spires sand gargoyles and ghostly echoes – the sort of vast, dread edifice we sometimes build around ourselves when the lights go out.’ New York…

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The Voices

‘Inviting comparisons to Stephen King’s classic The Shining … a genuine page-turner.’   Kirkus Reviews ‘Recommended for fans of thrillers in the gothic tradition, such as Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby and Shirley Jackson’s work.’   Starred Review: Library Journal ‘Tallis is a master of his craft, and every twist, every drawn-out moment…

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