Behind a small iron door in a twisting alley lies Slade House, an eerie mansion that is somehow too large for the space it occupies. Every nine years, a 'guest' is summoned to the house but why has that person been chosen, and by whom? David Mitchell's chilling new novel unfolds over decades and is a spine-tingling, wintry delight.
A shifty man in his early twenties waits near Slade Alley to greet psychiatrist Dr Iris Marinus-Fenby, who has followed a trail from the late Fred Pink's diaries. Read by Amelia Lowdell.
Abridged by Sian Preece
Producer Eilidh McCreadie.