"One of the great things about the horror genre is its blatant refusal to be pigeonholed by the restraints of genre categorisation. From the quiet horror of MR James, via the supernatural crime of John Connolly all the way up to the extreme horror of the bizzarro crowd, it is a genre that welcomes all and has something for everyone.
"Neil Spring's historical novel is based around the UK's very own Bermuda Triangle. In 1977 the Welsh costal village was the epicentre of a series of unexplained events involving close encounters and mysterious lights in the sky. While it never reached the same heights of public interest as its more exotic cousin, the events of that year was enough to capture the imagination of Neil Spring, who is quickly becoming a major force in neo-British Gothic horror. Following on from his debut novel The Ghost Hunters, The Watchers cements his place in the ranks of writers you should be paying attention to..." [read the full review here]