Family Business

'A modern horror classic from one of the most exciting writers in the field today' Starburst Magazine on Thirteen Storeys

'A wonderful new twist on an age-old genre. 5 out of 5' SFX on Thirteen Storeys


People don't just disappear when they die. Not unless you make them.

When Diya Burman's best friend Angie dies unexpectedly, it feels like her own life is falling apart. Grief costs her friends, family, and even her job. But that's ok, because now she's got a new job: working at Slough & Sons, a family firm that deals in cleaning up after the recently deceased.

Old love letters. Porcelain dolls. Hoarded 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 nondescript man who keeps turning up at their jobs?

It's a dirty old business, cleaning up after the dead, and if Diya's not careful she might just end up getting buried under the family tree.


'Combines a creeping sense of unease with all-out gore . . . Nerve-jangling.' Guardian

'A wonderfully creepy climax, hitting that perfect spot of uncanny horror' Grimdark Magazine

'Left me feeling uneasy . . . creeped out, and a little bit horrified. In other words, this was an excellent book' NetGalley reviewer

'Steals your sleep, not only because it's such a page turner but it is very very creepy . . . Highly recommended' NetGalley reviewer

'Chilling and so creepy - perfect reading . . . Even if you don't usually go for this genre, give THIRTEEN STOREYS a try - you won't be disappointed!' NetGalley reviewer

'This book literally has it all: simply faultless. A majestic tour de force of the imagination' NetGalley reviewer
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