AS HEARD ON SIMON MAYO'S BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUBMaud Drennan - underpaid carer and unintentional psychic - is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood.
Yet despite her best efforts, Maud is drawn into the mysteries concealed in his filthy, once-grand home.
She realises that something is changing: Cathal, and the junk-filled rooms, are opening up to her. With only her agoraphobic landlady and a troop of sarcastic ghostly saints to help, Maud must uncover what lies beneath Cathal's decades-old hostility, and the strange activities of the house itself. And if someone has hidden a secret there, how far will they go to ensure it remains buried?Note to readers: In the US, this book is published under the title Mr Flood's Last Resort