So. The Watchers have landed are flying off the shelves in bookshops across the country.
I was lucky enough to spend publication day at one of those great independent bookshops, launching The Watchers with friends and local residents in Notting Hill at the world famous Notting Hill Bookshop (check out some photos here).
Since then, it has been an amazingly busy few week and it is a real pleasure to spend a relaxed, chilly autumnal Sunday reading some of the very kind reviews that have been posted over the last week. Most importantly the first reader reviews have started to appear on the pages of Amazon and Goodreads.
“Spring's fast-paced but often deliciously creepy novel has an orphaned hero, a spooky, isolated farmhouse and things that go bump in the night . . . highly readable.” (Herald Scotland)
“The Watchers cements [Neil Spring's] place in the ranks of writers you should be paying attention to.” (Ginger Nuts of Horror)
“A triumph of creativity . . . Pick it up as soon as you can and see if you can unravel the mystery of the Broad Haven Triangle - the conclusion will shock and amaze you.” (Vada Magazine)
“Another glorious read from Neil Spring. Truly original, captivating and mysterious.” (Starburst Magazine)
“A really really great book with hints of horror, mystery and a definitive sprinkling of suspense… Excellent stuff. Highly Recommended. (Liz Loves Books)
“Classic supernatural story telling that will send a chill up your spine and set your nerves jangling… I just couldn’t put it down.” (Pam Reader)
“A deliciously atmospheric old-fashioned Gothic story that is just perfect for a rainy afternoon.” (Upcoming4me)
“The pace is stunning, the prose top notch and when you add dialogue that helps you not only grab onto the characters but care about what happens to them all round generates something that you really can’t put down… a pure joy to read.” (Falcata Times)