There was a great review for my horror novel The Return on Hellnotes.
David A. Riley
Blood Bound Books (November, 2013)
$12.99 PB; $2.99 Kindle
Reviewed by David T. Wilbanks
Gary Morgan is a tough-as-nails London gangster as well as the lead character in David A. Riley’s novel The Return.
After participating in a gangland shooting, with plans to hide out in
his long-neglected hometown of Edgebottom, Gary soon discovers that the
mill town’s bad reputation hasn’t improved at all over the years; in
fact, strange occurrences are on the rise and he finds himself caught in
a situation that gets more bizarre the longer he hangs around. So, with
full intentions of leaving town and lying low somewhere less
threatening, he instead finds himself slipping further and further
toward the dreary town’s evil heart.
The creepy artwork by Andrej Bartulovic on the book’s cover
broadcasts where this one is heading. Anyone with a craving for bleak
crime fiction crossed with the Lovecraftian/occult should enjoy this
well-crafted work of looming darkness. Compellingly, the novel follows
Gary and the local police as they experience what turns out to be
otherworldly mayhem. Pure malevolence, revealed slowly with hair-raising
detail, will keep horror fans riveted as they turn pages toward the
chilling and merciless conclusion. Celebrated British author David A.
Riley has been in the business of writing horror, fantasy and science
fiction for several decades now and this storytelling experience is
reflected in his work. The Return is a grim, bloody book set firmly in the UK horror tradition, and will make a fine addition to any collection.
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