A collection of clever, edgy 'horror' stories, mostly set in contemporary London. The horror is generally understated and most of the discomfort comes from the apparent ordinariness of the situations in which these extraordinary events occur. There is a subtle underlying vein of knowing, dark humour, which seems to make for an even more unsettling read. However, it was in the sense of anticipation that these stories really got me - there are some great edge-of-the-seat moments.
With freezing legs and visible breath, he stood motionless, waiting for the ripples to subside. Something was wrong. Gillian might have lost her reason, but she would surely not have ventured down here alone. She knew the rats were good swimmers. It didn't make sense. Something was wrong.