Book length - 400 pages
Publisher - Titan Books
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I want to thank Philippa from titanbooks.com for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Former London journalist Elspeth Reeves is trying to carve a new life for herself in the sleepy Oxfordshire countryside until she's sent to cover the excavation of a notorious local witch's grave.
Three hundred years ago, her name mixed up with murder and black magic, Agnes Levett was hanged and then buried under an immense stone, to prevent her spirit from ever rising again. Elspeth investigates but soon finds there is far more to the old tale than meets the eye, as the surrounding area is rocked by a series of mysterious and brutal murders, all of people somehow connected with the dig.
She and her childhood friend DS Peter Shaw race to uncover the truth, but secrets lain buried for centuries are not easily discovered.
HALLOWDENE by George Mann completely blew me away and I cannot wait for more from this talented writer.
After what happened before, Elspeth Reeves and DS Peter Shaw realise that sometimes there are things that occur that cannot be explained or understood, and when an archaeological dig results in a spate of murders in their usually sleepy village, they are unsure just what exactly they are up against. As new friendships are made, old friendships are tested, and Elspeth and Peter dig deeper into the history of the local witch and the community themselves, shocking secrets will become known and an evil determined on revenge will take centre stage.
Hypnotic, absorbing, and utterly unputdownable, HALLOWDENE by George Mann is the perfect blend of suspense and crime with a gothic edge. There is nothing about this book that I can pick apart as everything was spot on and left me wanting more from these characters. While HALLOWDENE is the second book in this series, it can easily be read as a standalone, but the writing is that fantastic that I highly recommend you buy both (Wychwood is the first book).
HALLOWDENE by George Mann is everything that you want and more from a novel and I highly recommend it to readers of every genre as there is something for everyone, and I really hope that this series is snapped up for our tv screens soon!
George Mann is an author and editor, primarily in genre fiction. He was born in Darlington, County Durham in 1978.
A former editor of Outland, Mann is the author of The Human Abstract, and more recently The Affinity Bridge and The Osiris Ritual in his Newbury and Hobbes detective series, set in an alternate Britain, and Ghosts of Manhattan, set in the same universe some decades later.
He wrote the Time Hunter novella "The Severed Man", and co-wrote the series finale, Child of Time.
He has also written numerous short stories, plus Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes audiobooks for Big Finish Productions. He has edited a number of anthologies including The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, The Solaris Book of New Fantasy and a retrospective collection of Sexton Blake stories, Sexton Blake, Detective, with an introduction by Michael Moorcock.
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