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 Virginia Andrews died in 1986, leaving a considerable amount of unpublished work.
`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'
`Makes horror irresistible'
Glasgow Sunday Mail
`A gruesome saga... the storyline is compelling, many millions
have no wish to put this down'
`There is strength in her books - the bizarre plots matched with
the pathos of the entrapped'