The Crows

‘There are books you can slip into like a blood-warm bath, stories you can luxuriate in, and The Crows is one of them.’ 

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Carrie Rickard, leaving an abusive relationship in London, tries to escape her own past by throwing herself into her restoration project: Fairwood House, known to locals of Pagham-on-Sea as The Crows. Unable to resist the lure of the house as it whispers to her, Carrie’s obsession only grows when she discovers it was the site of a sixty-year-old unsolved murder.

As Carrie digs deeper into the 1950s mystery surrounding the bloodless child stuffed up the kitchen chimney, she awakens dark and dangerous forces that threaten her own life. Cue an introduction to her eldritch neighbour, a foul-mouthed modern-day Merlin in a hoody and a tracksuit, who claims he can see the future. But Ricky Porter has some secrets of his own, not least of which are what’s really under his hood, and what he’s got in the cellar…

THE CROWS is a Gothic Paranormal novel for fans of haunted houses, eldritch monsters, and things that go bump in the night. Content Warning for psychological abuse, body horror, gore, strong language, and scenes of an unsettling nature.

All versions of the ebook feature three original illustrations by Thomas Brown, while the paperback version features five.

Reviews of The Crows by other bloggers:
Red Cape Publishing’s review May 2020
Meredith Debonnaire’s review May 2020
Erebus Horror’s review May 2020
Nimue Brown’s review Feb 2020
Nita Pan’s review Jan 2020

Other Reviews of The Crows:
Amazon Reviews
Goodreads Reviews

Content Warnings for The Crows:

– Strong language
– Historic murder of a child (brutal, ritual killing)
– Domestic abuse and toxic co-dependent family relationships (physical, psychological, emotional abuse, poisoning)
– Gore, mutilation, dismemberment, disembowelment, decapitation, exsanguination, torture and animal cruelty (historic/implied – a character is a soothsayer who reads entrails to see the future)
– Fire
– Implied (consensual) incest
– Supernatural horror, body horror, monster horror
– Threatened lobotomy by parasites
– Zombies/zombie abuse!
– Claustrophobia
– Death, loss, bereavement
– Physical and mental health deterioration
– Head injuries
– Relapsing alcoholic character