Ninety-five-year-old millionaire Campbell Bradford is dying. His family have hired ex-filmmaker Eric Shaw to make a documentary about him, but Campbell's childhood is shrouded in mystery.
The only clues to his past are the name of his hometown and an antique glass water bottle that he's kept his entire life. Arriving in West Baden with the bottle and a camera, Shaw begins to have vivid and disturbing visions. And the more he finds out about the town and the man, the more he suspects that something besides the West Baden Springs Hotel has just been restored ...Something dark and terrifying. And cold.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 17/03/2011
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780340998243
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Review by devenish
This is a book of some 500 pages,which fully holds the interest until the very last one of them. It is also one of those rare stories which is truly unique. A failed film-maker is reduced to producing videos for family events. He is capable of seeing snatches of 'visions' associated with photographs ect. He is asked to travel to the American town of West Baden and to make a documentary associated with Campbell Bradford,one of the past inhabitants. He is given an old bottle which is full of water,which has been in the possesion of the Bradford family for many years. Eric Shaw (the film-maker) drinks some of the water and from then on,begins to get stronger and stronger visions. Forces stronger than he can ever imagine,take control of him and he becomes the catalyst for the terrible events to come.