As she let her gaze drift around her, she saw that there were more birds. Perhaps a dozen or so, perched among the trees that stood on the edge of the clearing. And yet more were arriving, swooping down through the gap overhead and landing on branches that overlooked them. The birds weren’t threatening, yet the sight of them all coming together in this dark and isolated spot was unnerving. Tanya reached a hand out towards Martin, and was relieved to feel him take it. She felt him move in behind her. After the uncertainty she’d experienced with him in a similar position only a few moments ago, she recognised the irony of her reaction. His closeness offered security.
“You know what they are, don’t you?”
A stranger’s arrival in a small village coincides with a tragic accident. For the Gates family, in particular, it’s more than a coincidence, but unease increases following a brutal attack. As tensions rise, a dark past returns to haunt them and others, while newcomers to the village are drawn into a mystery with terrifying consequences.
And only a select few know why the ravens are gathering.
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Graeme Cumming lives in Robin Hood country. He has wide and varied tastes when it comes to fiction so he’s conscious that his thrillers can cross into territories including horror, fantasy and science fiction as well as more traditional arenas.
When not writing, Graeme is an enthusiastic sailor (and, by default, swimmer), and enjoys off-road cycling and walking. He is currently Education Director at Sheffield Speakers Club. Oh yes, and he reads (a lot) and loves the cinema.
The first thing that drew me to Graeme’s book was the cover, it’s rather eerie and totally fitting for this book!
When the birds descend you know nothing good is going to happen….and you’d be right. Ravens Gathering isn’t my usual read but the blurb (and cover) grabbed me and it didn’t let me go until I finished the very last page. Now make sure you set aside time to read this because you will NOT be putting it down, disconnect the phone, feed the family and then lock yourself away! Graeme pulled me into his world, he wove a web so ‘real’ that I didn’t want to leave (well maybe for the birds). His detail, description and characters left me wanting more and more…. please say there will be more?!?
I really don’t want to give too much away as I want you to go into this book wanting and needing to know what the next page will hold, and trust me it won’t disappoint!
Highly recommend and very easily a 5 golden apples read for me 🙂
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