The last review Conrad received from SFX – for The Unblemished – started like this:

About as unblemished as an acne-ridden glue sniffer …

and proceeded to get worse. This time they gave One to someone who is obviously more amenable to horror fiction. Their review appears in the June issue and concludes thusly:

One is a riveting page-turner which will haunt your dreams.

SFX… back on the Christmas card list.