The Possession of Mr Cave

Front Cover
Random House, 2009 - Bereavement - 244 pages
0 Reviews

By the author of Reasons to Stay Alive

Terence Cave, the intellectual owner of Cave Antiques, has already experienced the tragedies of his mother's suicide and his wife's murder when his teenage son, Reuben, is killed in a grotesque accident. His remaining child, Bryony, has always been the family's golden girl, in love with her cello and her pony, and Terence comes to realise that his one duty in life is to protect her from the world's malign forces, whatever that may take.

But as he starts to follow his grieving daughter's movements and enforce a draconian set of rules, his love for Bryony becomes a possessive force that leads to destruction and, ultimately, murder.

What people are saying - Write a review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A history of grievous family losses transforms a mild-mannered antiques dealer into a judgmental "fascist" (his daughter's word) in British author Haig's latest novel.Haig (The Labrador Pact, 2008 ... Read full review

The possession of Mr. Cave

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

What otherwise might be a mundane story of an overprotective father and his teenage daughter becomes involving when it is revealed early on that he is mysteriously haunted by the spirit of his ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2009)

Matt Haig's first novel for young readers, Shadow Forest, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Gold Smarties Award. He is also the author of various adult novels, including the bestsellers The Last Family in England, The Radleys and The Humans. Reviewers have called his writing 'totally engrossing', 'touching, quirky and macabre' and 'so surprising and strange that it vaults into a realm all of its own'. His books have been translated into 25 languages. He lives in York.

Bibliographic information