THE SEARCHING DEAD
Publication date: Feb 2021
“An absolute master of modern horror. And a damn fine writerat that” – Guillermo del Toro
On aschool trip to France teenager Dominic Sheldrake begins to suspect his teacher Christian Noble has reasons to be there as secret as they’re strange. Meanwhile a widowed neighbour joins achurch that puts you in touch with your dead relatives, who prove much harder to get rid of. As Dominic and his friends Robertaand Jim investigate, theycan’t suspect
how much largerand more terrible the link between these mysteries will become. A monstrous discovery beneath achurch only hints at terrors that are poised to engulf the world as the trilogy brings us to the present day…
The Searching Dead by Ramsey Campbell is the first in a trilogy. I’m so excited to keep reading this story. Ramsey Campbell writes horror in a way that is so inspiring. I feel like this is how horror should be!
This is a slow building story that builds tension as you read. I feel like this allows us to get to know the characters, and understand the plotline. The characters are really well written and I think they felt real.
This is a coming of age story along with horror. As said, this is a slow build, but when the story gets going, it gets going.
Overall, I loved this book and would definitely recommend it. I’m looking forward to reading more!
*I received a free copy of this book from Random Things Tours to review honestly on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer”. He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association, the Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild and the World FantasyLifetime Achievement Award.
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