The Survivor (1976)
The Survivor by James Herbert

The living dead.

It had been one of the worst crashes in airline history, killing over 300 people and leaving only one survivor. Now the dead were buried and the town of Eton tried to forget. But one man could not rest.

Keller had walked from the flames of the wreck, driven on by unseen forces, seeking the answer to his own survival.

Until the town was forced to face the shocking, dreadful truth about what was buried in the old graveyard. And a truth Keller did not want to believe.

Quotes...

James Herbert "James Herbert's horror tale, The Magic Cottage, reworks the formula of disturbing a reassuring and familiar setting (in this case it is an idyllic country retreat for two) with nightmarish occurences; one to chill you nicely in the deckchair."

- DB, Vogue, July 1986