Gladys and Annie Barnes are impoverished sisters who have seen better times.
They live in a modest cottage in the backstreets of Highate with Mr Fisher, a mild but eccentric old man living secretively in the attic above them.
Their quiet lives are thrown into confusion when a new landlord takes over, a dreaded and unscrupulous 'rackman'.
He installs his wife in part of the cottages in the hope that there she will recover from an unspecified malady.
With a mounting sense of fear, Gladys and Annie become convinced she is possessed by an evil spirit...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/08/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099528692