It’s not often that I get to read a good English horror book. That however, has changed as I’ve stumbled across the dark world of Sarah E England. Looking at a picture of her, on a comfy sofa in a bright and airy lounge, you’d think she’d be writing something a bit more fluffy. A nice rom-com maybe, or a period drama. Nothing could be further from the truth. The world which she has created is dark, dank, and downright chilling. Being the age I am, I am able to draw similarities between her work and things from my youth. Don’t get me wrong. This is all her own work, original too. However, there are parts of the book which reminded of great horror from the past. The Omen, American Werewolf in London, even the League Of Gentlemen, all flashed into my mind whilst reading Father Of Lies.
The horror aspects of the book are chilling and disturbing, not relying on bloodshed and gore. The chills are more subtle, played out expertly by a skilled writer.
I’m eager to read the next installments, Tanners Dell and Magda. If you’re looking for a great horror story as the nights draw in, check out Sarah E England. I did. And I think she’s worthy of 5 stars.
A Darkly Disturbing Occult Horror Novel Ruby is the most violently disturbed patient ever admitted to Drummersgate Asylum, high on the bleak moors of northern England. After two years with no improvement in her condition, Dr. Jack McGowan eventually decides to hypnotise her. With terrifying consequences. A horrific dark force is now unleashed on the entire medical team, as each in turn attempts to unlock Ruby’s shocking and sinister past. Who is this girl? And how did she manage to survive such evil? Set in a desolate ex-mining village, where secrets are tightly kept and incomers hounded out, their questions soon lead to a haunted mill…the heart of darkness…and The Father of Lies. Sleep tight!