26. Beneath by Kit Tinsley (2013)
Length: 330 pages
Started: 3 April 2013
Finished: 4 April 2013
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 26 February 2013
Why do I have it? Mareena got this book as a free download on her Kindle. She got it for me to read, as I like horror and Kit Tinsley is a new author for me.
Dan Martin and his family move into a new house situated in the quiet, picturesque region of Blackfrairs Crescent in the English countryside. Everything seems perfect for the Martin family - they have found their dream home and are living next to the loveliest people who have wholeheartedly welcomed the Martins into the neighborhood. The nightmare begins when the family dog falls through a hole while digging in the back garden. During the resulting rescue mission, Dan and his next door neighbor, Bill discover an ancient chamber buried beneath the house.
As the secrets of the area's dark history come to light, the Martins begin to experience frightening supernatural phenomena. Hooded apparitions stalk their garden at night, an unseen hand carves messages on their walls, and most disturbing, their neighbors start to die. Opening the underground chamber has released a dark and evil force that has existed eons before man.
Can Dan Martin - a scientist who prides himself for his logical thinking - accept the existence of the paranormal in order to stop it? Can Dan protect his family and will they survive what dwells beneath?
This book also contains a bonus short story called 'Fear Thy Neighbor' - a story from Kit Tinsley's forthcoming collection Dark County: Tales of Terror From Rural England.
On the whole, I enjoyed this book very much. The plot was tremendously frightening and completely original and actually was a terrific debut from a very promising author. I give this book an A! and I look forward to reading more from Kit Tinsley in the future.
If I did have one complaint about Beneath by Kit Tinsley, it would be that while reading this book, I encountered multiple typos and numerous grammatical errors which I found rather annoying.
A! - (90-95%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight