The Oxford Companion to English Literature names Ramsey Campbell “Britain’s most respected living horror writer,” having won more awards than any other writer in the field. The Face That Must Die is arguably the most disturbing book in his long, storied career.
He had seen the face of the killer and it haunted him. He reported it to the police, and told others about it. They ignored him. He followed him, he watched him, and finally, he decided to kill him. The killer’s face was the Face That Must Die.