Author(s): V. C. Andrews
The best-selling young adult series that began with Flowers in the Attic continues in the harrowing third book of the Dollanganger Saga... They thought they had left the attic far behind,But the darkness stalks them, ready to claim the next generation... Chris and Cathy have moved out of the shadow of the attic that brought them so much torment, living a new, happy life with their children and their love. Yet the past is not done with them yet. A mysterious journal reveals hidden secrets and opens old wounds, until the anger and hatred that defined their childhood once again dominates their lives. Only forgiveness can truly set them free - but some acts are beyond redemption. Haunting and evocative, If There Be Thorns is the third book in the best-selling Dollanganger saga, still as gripping and terrifying today as it was when it first appeared.
'An artfully twisted modern fairytale' The Times Magazine 'Beautifully written, macabre and thoroughly nasty! it is evocative of the nasty fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood and The Babes in the Wood, with a bit of Victorian Gothic thrown in. ! What does shine through is her ability to see the world through a child's eyes' Daily Express 'Makes horror irresistible' Glasgow Sunday Mail 'A gruesome saga! the storyline is compelling, many millions have no wish to put this down' Ms London 'There is strength in her books -- the bizarre plots matched with the pathos of the entrapped' The Times
Virginia Andrews lived in Norfolk, Virginia, studied art and worked as a fashion illustrator, commercial artist and portrait painter. Flowers in the Attic, based on a true story, was her first novel. It became an immediate bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic when it was first published in 1979. Virginia Andrews died in 1986, leaving a considerable amount of unpublished work.