'This book inflicts more shocks than an electric fence.' Daily Mail
Charley has a strange feeling when she sees the idyllic mill house with its cluster of outbuildings, the lake and the swirling mill stream; a powerful sense of recognition, as if she has been there before. Except she knows she hasn't.
After Charley and her husband Tom move into Elmwood Mill, sinister memories of a previous existence start to haunt her. Despite both their attempts to dismiss everything with rational explanations, the feeling turns to certainty as the memories become increasingly vivid and terrifying.
Charley is persuaded to undergo hypnosis - but in searching deep into her past, she will soon fear her future.
'James has been compared with Stephen King, but in many ways he's better.' Daily Express
'Peter James is getting better with every book.' Times
When Tom and Charley Witney, young Londoners desperate to conceive a child, decide a move to the country will relax them (per doctor's orders), they purchase Elmwood Mill, a secluded 15th-century building, and begin a rural existence that proves to be anything but relaxing. It seems the place is inhabited by the spirit of a nasty woman who once lived there, and Charley soon falls victim to horrific visions that leave Tom untouched. Charley experiences an odd familiarity with the house and begins ``regressive therapy'' to find out whether she had a past life that involved Elmwood Mill. James ( Possession ) uses these therapeutic sessions to chilling narrative effect as the regression continues and Charley's discoveries mount up. Readers will want to lock all the doors and light the lamps. ( Dec. )