Family Business

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781473228771

Price: £18.99

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A bone-chilling horror from the acclaimed writer of THIRTEEN STOREYS and hit horror podcast THE MAGNUS ARCHIVES



When Diya Burman’s best friend Angie dies, it feels like her own life is falling apart. Wanting a fresh start, she joins Slough & Sons – a family firm that cleans up after the recently deceased.

Old love letters. Porcelain dolls. Broken trinkets. Clearing away the remnants of other people’s lives, Diya begins to see things. Horrible things. Things that get harder and harder to write off as merely her grieving imagination. All is not as it seems with the Slough family. Why won’t they speak about their own recent loss? And who is the strange man that keeps turning up at their jobs?

If Diya’s not careful, she might just end up getting buried under the family tree. . .

People can’t look away from Family Business:

Great horror novel that gets scarier by the page!’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Sims is a master of the horror genre and this new book really hooks you in and keeps the unease high . . . a spooky horror, perfect for Halloween reading on a cold, dark night’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Very much in the style of Stephen King, which is a great compliment, this story will grip you and make you both want to race ahead to see what happens and fear to turn the page. A great read’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘It’s a thriller, a fantasy, a horror, a science fiction; it flows really well and you’ll finish it before you know it . . . a first class piece of storytelling‘ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘Couldn’t put it down really gripping and really enjoyed this book totally recommend’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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A triumph, thriving on relatable fears, hyper-realistic dirty homes, and understandable grief. This novel has the momentum of a train with no breaks
The Fantasy Hive
A very readable, very powerful novel which drew me in and didn't let go until the terrifying end
Damp Pebbles
A great Halloween read I found difficult to put down. A realistic setting, with likeable characters and some genuinely icky and creepy moments along the way
SFF World
I can't put into words just how cleverly written Family Business is. It completely blew me away
Family Business is a story about keeping secrets and remembering loved ones, told in a plain, unfussy style whose groundedness makes the book's unfolding sense of dread all the more tangible
Financial Times