Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Review: Beneath by Kit Tinsley

~Book Info/Synopsis~
 
Beneath is a terrifying horror novel.

Dan Martin and his family move into a new home. Soon they discover an ancient chamber buried below the house. As the secrets of the area's dark history come to light the family 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 neighbours start to die.

Opening the chamber has released a dark and evil force that existed eons before man. Can Dan Martin, a scientist, accept the existence of the paranormal in order to stop it? Can he protect his family? Violence, horror and death combine in a nerve shredding climax. Will they survive what dwells beneath?

This is the debut novel by English writer Kit Tinsley.





 
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~My Review~
 
Disclaimer: I purchased a paperback copy of Beneath from the author when I met him at an author signing event in Peterborough in 2015. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
 
After moving house, Dan and his family are seemingly adjusting and settling in well, they get on well with the neighbours and things are going well. Until the night their dog digs a hole and falls into it.
This hole is no ordinary hole, the hole the dog had begun digging disturbs the ground underneath which gives way and falls into a huge underground chamber. Dan and his neighbour rescue the dog and they put up a makeshift fence.
Since the chamber has been disturbed Dan and hiss family begin to experience strange happenings. Being a scientist Dan tries to rationalise the cause of these goings on but deep down he begins to wonder if there is another cause for them, one he cannot use science to explain.
 
Can Dan uncover what happened in the chamber? Will uncovering the past help to stop the strange occurrences and keep him and his family safe?
 
I met Kit at an author signing in Peterborough, UK last year. I had never heard of him at that point but I purchased a copy of Beneath once I saw the cover! I put Beneath on my bookshelf and it has sat there for just over a year, I am so disappointed that I allowed myself too leave it so long before reading it.
 
Beneath is one of the creepiest books I've read in a long time, and I loved all of it!! I was hooked in just a few pages.
Beneath appears to have quite a few characters but each one plays an important role and they play them well.
 
The book is written in the first person and is a retrospective first hand account of the things endured by a man driven to the point of breakdown by an ancient and powerful force.
Although haunted house plots are used regularly in the horror genre, I feel the Kit has managed to make it his own, and has made it captivating by telling it retrospectively in Dan's POV.
 
Kit's writing style definitely makes you want to believe that the things he describes are real. I for one will NOT be going anywhere near a crypt or well for a long time, if ever again!! :)
 
Never having read anything else by Kit; yet; I cannot say if his writing style has changed or developed. I honestly do think that he has a talent for the horror genre. I'm really looking forward to discovering more of his work.
 
Overall a great book! If you like horror or creepy books, go on give Beneath a chance, I don't think you'll be disappointed. I'd dish out 5*'s but I would have loved just a little more blood and gore.
 
 
 
~About The Author~

Beneath is a terrifying horror novel.

Dan Martin and his family move into a new home. Soon they discover an ancient chamber buried below the house. As the secrets of the area's dark history come to light the family 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 neighbours start to die.

Opening the chamber has released a dark and evil force that existed eons before man. Can Dan Martin, a scientist, accept the existence of the paranormal in order to stop it? Can he protect his family? Violence, horror and death combine in a nerve shredding climax. Will they survive what dwells beneath?

This is the debut novel by English writer Kit Tinsley

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