I saw mention of this on Twitter and there's a blog post about over Here where you can compare the two covers. This post is about the new cover though and here it is...
There's not a lot to add, that hasn't already been said, but what I would say is that I'd like to see this cover with the deeper, richer colours used in the old cover. This one looks a little washed out to me...
It's what's inside that counts though and the blurb has me intrigued...
The Red House: home to the damaged genius of the late M. H. Mason,
master taxidermist and puppeteer, where he lived and created his most
disturbing works. The building and its treasure trove of antiques is
long forgotten, but the time has come for his creations to rise from the
darkness . . .
Catherine Howard can’t believe her luck when she’s invited to value
the contents of the house. When she first sees the elaborate displays of
posed, costumed and preserved animals and the macabre puppets, she’s
both thrilled and terrified. It’s an opportunity to die for.
But the Red House has secrets, secrets as dreadful and dark as those
from Catherine’s own past. At night the building comes alive with noises
and movements: footsteps, and the fleeting glimpses of small shadows on
the stairs. And soon the barriers between reality, sanity and nightmare
begin to collapse . . .
I haven't read a bad book yet from Adam Nevill (still to read 'Last Days' but I'm quietly confident it will be as good as the rest) so am looking forward to getting my hands on 'House of Small Shadows'. If you're after a spot of horror or a ghost story but don't know where to start, give Adam Nevill a go. You won't regret it but your dreams might... ;o)