From the back of the book;
The Stainforth family - Chris, Ruth and their young son, David - moved into the ancient seafort in a nice little coastal town to begin a new life, to start fresh. At the time it seemed like the perfect place to do it, so quiet, so secluded. But they had no way of knowing that they'd moved into what was once a sacred site of an old religion. And that the old god is not dead - only waiting.
Already the god's dark power has begun to spread, changing and polluting all that it touches. A hideouse evil pervades the small town. Soon the dead no longer stay dead. When the power awakens the rotting crew of a ship that sank decades earlier, a nightmare of bloodshed and violence begins for the Stainforths, a nightmare that can end only with the ultimate sacrifice - death
Well, this was a pretty exciting thriller on a North Sea beach. Towards the very end, it was definitely keeping me at the edge of my seat! There were, of course, some things that were left loosely explained, but overall it couldn't be done well any other way. I would read another book by this author for sure!
Interestingly, some of the descriptions were reminiscent of Davy Jones' crew from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which makes me wonder if one of the special effects people read this book first, or if those descriptions originated elsewhere....
All in all, this was a summery beach thriller, and one that I wish that I had read on a beach vacation!
Simon Clark is another one of my favorite horror authors. Another great read.
Simon Clark has become one of my favorite author, after reading Blood Crazy I was hooked. This book is no exception, very enjoyable.
Clark is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. Interesting characters and story lead to a fast-paced read of the supernatural.
As usual anything Clark writes is GREAT!