New Release Spotlight: The Watchers by Neil Spring.


Publication Date: Available Now from Quercus

Source: Review Copy

The Havens, Wales

My Name is Robert Wilding.

Since childhood I have been running from my parents’ deaths. From my grandfather Randall Llewellyn Pritchard – his fanatical omens about fires in the sky. From what happened at Broad Haven.

But now my memories have returned to haunt me.

The Watchers is an utterly gripping, brilliantly imaginative and often rock on scary tale of weird and wonderful (?) happenings in Wales.

Set around actual events that took place in the 70’s, Neil Spring constructs an eerie and atmospheric tale of lights in the sky, nervous inhabitants of a small community, all seen through the eyes of Robert Wilding – a character on the edge who may not necessarily be relied upon.

It’s an interesting twist on the genre, bringing in a touch of folklore to proceedings and all told with a very spooky underlying feel, the prose is tight and compelling with a nerve wracking edge to it that really speaks to the darker fears that lie in all of us. Very clever, very readable and very intense.

A beautifully layered tale, you have your conspiracy stuff and your usual government shenanigans, a hotchpotch of characters all filtered through Robert’s eyes – this makes for some intriguing moments, as you try to work out what is actually going on. Superbly atmospheric, The Watchers had me sleeping with the lights on.

A really really great book with hints of horror, mystery and a definitive sprinkling of suspense, the author having a real eye for his subject matter in an authentic case that obviously captured his imagination. It certainly captured mine and with the absolute genius storytelling on display here, this is a novel that will stay with me and certainly encourages speculation and more than a few shivers in the soul.

Excellent stuff. Highly Recommended.

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Welcome to Borley Rectory, the most haunted house in England.

The year is 1926 and Sarah Grey has landed herself an unlikely new job – personal assistant to Harry Price, London’s most infamous ghost hunter. Equal parts brilliant and charming, neurotic and manipulative, Harry has devoted his life to exposing the truth behind England’s many ‘false hauntings’, and never has he left a case unsolved, nor a fraud unexposed.

So when Harry and Sarah are invited to Borley Rectory – a house so haunted that objects frequently fly through the air unbidden, and locals avoid the grounds for fear of facing the spectral nun that walks there – they’re sure that this case will be just like any other. But when night falls and still no artifice can be found, the ghost hunters are forced to confront an uncomfortable possibility: the ghost of Borley Rectory may be real. And, if so, they’re about to make its most intimate acquaintance.

Happy Reading Folks!

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