UNDER A WATCHFUL EYE is published today, and with a price-promoted hardback at around £9. Best price I have seen so far in the UK is right here.
I’m launching the book tonight too, and will be online at 8:30pm on Facebook here. You are all more than welcome to swing by, for however long you like.
There will be 10 signed copies of the hardback up for grabs, and two signed copies of my other seven novels. First prize is a copy of all of my novels, signed, and your name as a character name in a future work. Plus, there will be lots of other horror titles given away from various authors.
Hours of horror chat await too, and Maxine will be creating some interactive threads. Bring your own wine!
About the book:
Seb Logan is being watched. He just doesn’t know by whom.
When the sudden appearance of a dark figure shatters his idyllic coastal life, he soon realizes that the murky past he thought he’d left behind has far from forgotten him. What’s more unsettling is the strange atmosphere that engulfs him at every sighting, plunging his mind into a terrifying paranoia.
To be a victim without knowing the tormentor. To be despised without knowing the offence caused. To be seen by what nobody else can see. These are the thoughts which plague his every waking moment.
Imprisoned by despair, Seb fears his stalker is not working alone, but rather is involved in a wider conspiracy that threatens everything he has worked for. For there are doors in this world that open into unknown places. Places used by the worst kind of people to achieve their own ends. And once his investigation leads him to stray across the line and into mortal danger, he risks becoming another fatality in a long line of victims . . .
I’ve been delighted by nearly all of the early reviews. Here’s what some of the readers who have received an advanced copy have said about the book (on Goodreads):
“UNDER A WATCHFUL EYE is an amalgamation of morbid visuals, reeking odours and sheer despair, all shrouded in the strange and the weird that constitute par excellence Adam’s trademark because no one defines PECULIAR like him.” Dee
“This story kept me awake well past my bedtime, desperately trying to figure out where it would lead!” Abby
“We’re into a fringe world, inspired partly by ’60s theories of expanded consciousness, part by ’20s charlatans and showmen. All harmless fun and games until someone loses an eye. Nevill has a real talent for conveying true, gripping malevolence, not least by reflecting it in the seamier corners of the modern world” David
“I had no idea where it was going or how it would end but I was pulled in along with Seb and it was a very unnerving experience that made me feel oddly off kilter. Original, compulsive and utterly fearlessly fearsome. PS – Thin Len will stay with me forever” Janette
“Some scenes in this book seriously creeped me out and have stayed with me. That fella, Thin Len, is going to be sticking around in my head for a fair while I think.” Jane
“All Nevill’s books manage the feat of using the tropes and traditions of horror fiction whilst maintaining an original voice, and this is no exception.” Kate
“an excellent addition to the mythos, and a fine horror novel in its own right. Both longtime readers and new acolytes will find something to terrify and delight within.” Dave
“Since I first read ‘The Ritual’ years ago, I have been eagerly awaiting each new novel and have not once been disappointed – which is quite a feat, considering what a picky reader I am.” Tina
“Under A Watchful Eye” and “Last Days” are bookends to each other, both stories intertwined within the same mythos of cults, extremists, and relentless search of answering the truth of WHAT LIES BEYOND. A MUST HAVE for all horror fans.” Keith
“Under a Watchful Eye is a homage that asks where such devotion to these spooky stories of the past can lead you. It also conjures a modern Devon setting well – run-down buildings jostling with new second homes, and there are still (always) secrets on the Moors…” Aliya
I always massively appreciate honest reviews and ratings, on Amazon, Goodreads, or elsewhere. So thanks to all who have spared, and spare, their valuable time to read and review one of my books. I have mostly existed, as a writer since 2004, by word-of-mouth.
So, until the next time, I’ll be on both of my Facebook pages, on Twitter, and making regular blog posts on my website. In the next newsletter, in late February, if anyone wants to rummage around I’m going to open the door to my office …