Matthew Cassidy is a man on the verge of self-destruction. His career is in tatters and his marriage is hanging by a thread under the threat of a latent violence he is struggling to control. His wife Rachel is on the verge of leaving him even before a phone call from his estranged father pulls him back into a world of violence and mystery that he left behind on a bloody winter's night sixteen years before.
Matt must return to the quiet little country town of Tamerton, where he grew up in a world of questions but few answers. The town has changed but the mysteries remain, and Matt must question everything he thought he knew about his past. Why was his little sister mute? What really happened to his mother? And who are the two mysterious but beautiful, ageless sisters who live in an isolated cottage out on the moor?
The Man Who Built the World is a tour de force supernatural thriller where the answers are never quite what they seem . . .