Two more reviews for The Ritual, including one in The Guardian

By 7th May 2011Uncategorised

My first ever broadsheet review is in today’s Guardian. Unexpected and a wonderful surprise, particularly as the reviewer is the writer Eric Brown, of Engine Man and The Kings of Eternity fame. I always approach reviews with trepidation and with one eye closed, but I’m thrilled with this review. Eric Brown highlights what was my primary intention in this story: to start at a point of crisis and to then escalate the tension and the life and death stakes, for four characters, in a short and intense period of time: “This novel grabs from the very first page, refuses to be laid aside, and carries the hapless reader, exhausted and wrung out, to the very last sentence.”


http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/may/07/eric-browne-science-fiction-review


The second comes from The Truth About Books review site, who have also given The Ritual the Book of the Month slot.


The Ritual by Adam Nevill @ Book Reviews at The Truth About Books 

Reviewers, I thank thee. Today, the clown of retribution remains in its wicker basket …

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