Chris and Ruth Stainforth are living their fantasy, turning the old Sea-fort at Manshead purchased at a steal after the previous owners abandoned building work into a hotel, and living on the coast with their son, David. But as work begins, and they see past the rubble to luxury rooms and a glittering swimming pool, strange figures begin to haunt their dreams, soon breaking into their waking world. Soon the villagers themselves, at first welcoming, seem to be trying to drive them out.
As little David spies ghostly men in the water, and Chris has visions of a pale face in the dunes, the sea threatens to engulf them all, and doom them to its watery depths. Through it all they are drawn to it, pulling them from their beds, making them want to cast them selves at its cold mercy. What can the family do in the face of such terrifying occurrences? Soon they will be embroiled in a fearsome battle, one that must end in a terrible sacrifice. Nailed by the Heart, first published in 1995, is a chilling, exhilarating tale, one that will echo in your deepest fears whenever you here the distant roll of an ocean wave.
About the author
Simon Clark is a prolific horror and speculative fiction writer. His short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies and he has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and World Fantasy Award for Best Novella. In 2002 he was awarded the British Fantasy Award for The Night of the Triffids.
Simon Clark lives with his wife and children in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
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