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Cellar, The

A Novel


About the Book

The terrifying new novel from bestselling crime writer Minette Walters, award-winning author of The Chameleon’s Shadow and The Sculptress

“Muna’s fortunes changed for the better on the day that Mr. and Mrs. Songoli’s younger son failed to come home from school.”

Before then her bedroom was a dark windowless cellar, her activities confined to cooking and cleaning. She’d grown used to being mistreated by the Songoli family; to being a slave.

She’s never been outside, doesn’t know how to read or write, and cannot speak English.

At least that’s what the Songolis believe.

But Muna is far smarter—and her plans more terrifying—than the Songolis, or anyone else, could ever imagine. . .

“Walters takes the suspense novel into new territory.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Critical Praise

“Sly pacing and a detached narrative voice give this horror story exceptional punch.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“This compact, well-told and extraordinarily atmospheric story packs more punch than many much longer books.” —The Guardian

“Reads like a particularly grim Grimm’s Fairy Tale, with an all-too-credible contemporary setting.... Gratifyingly menacing.” —Daily Mail (UK)

“A compulsive (and gruesome) read.” —Independent (UK)

“Contemporary crime writing at its absolute peak.” —Val McDermid

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443448949
  • ISBN 10: 144344894X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 02/23/2016
  • Pages: 192
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Horror
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC3: FICTION / General

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