Equally serpentine and surprising in its plotting, Neil Spring’s The Ghost Hunters resurrects the real-life figure of Harry Price, a psychic investigator from the inter-war years, who made Borley Rectory in Essex briefly famous as “the most haunted house in England” . Spring tells his clever tale in the voice of the fictional Sarah Grey, Price’s assistant, who is obsessed by the charismatic ghost-hunter and slowly unearths the truth lurking beneath the lies he has told about his life and work, before learning to her cost that, as the books epigraph states, “Of all ghosts, the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.”
- Culture Magazine, The Sunday Times, 20th October 2013. (p.45)
The Ghost Hunters is published by Quercus on October 24th, you can order your copy here.