Queenie caused her family much grief when she was alive, and
now that she's dead, many of them are relieved. Yet Queenie
didn't want to die and she will do anything to live again.
Anything - even if it entails possessing her eight-year-old
great-niece, Rowan. First, she haunts Rowans' dreams,
possessing her slowly. We watch as Rowman is drawn into an
evil darkness. Will Rowan be saved in time?
Published originally in 1988, THE INFLUENCE is a quiet yet
frightening tale of possession, complete with a gothic
setting that sets the mood effectively. The story is macabre
and menacing, growing in intensity and fear as the pages
turn. Author Ramsey Campbell's works have the ability to
stay with you for awhile after reading, and this one
Here he takes an ordinary family and puts
them in a not so ordinary situation. Now they must figure a
to overcome it and survive, as well. No easy feat. The most
prevalent theme here is death, and it explores it through
Campbell's unique viewpoint. Campbell is known for his
frightening works, and there are many notable ones here.
Pick this one up today for a scary, thought provoking read.
Rowan's great-aunt Queenie is dead. After all the misery she
caused her family while she was alive, most of them are
secretly relieved. But Queenie did not want to die, and she
will do anything to live again...including possessing young
Rowan. She haunts the child's nightmares, taking her over
bit by chilling bit. As her soul is drawn inexorably into a
cold darkness, can Rowan hope to reclaim her life from the