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The Netherwell Horror: Book 3 in the Extreme Horror Series Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B081F4C189
- Publication date : November 28, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2860 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 326 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1710133546
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #88,897 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What starts as a sister looking for her brother in trouble, morphs into a hellish occult nightmare of unimaginable proportions. Lee Mountford provides a vivid description of things that go bump in the night, within the setting of a coastal Northern British town. After reading, I was captured by author's vivid descriptions of landscapes and hellscapes. Truly, I felt as if I could smell the ocean air as I followed the main character's visit into this seaside town. Equally as descriptive is Mountford's accounting of what happens to those characters who are a bit...less fortunate and the monsters that lie in wait. The description of the book is right - there is plenty of gore so squeamish need not apply. There is one particular scene about halfway through the book that...well, if you liked the film Hostel, you will love it! It actually made me uncomfortable to read and I found myself physically recoiling, something which is great for a horror novel. My hat is off to the author!
Admittedly, I was critical of this author's earlier release, "Forest of the Damned" as it included highly sexualized content that I felt was too excessive, unnecessary, and took away from the story. There isn't any of that this time, I enjoyed this book much better, and I felt everything was included for a reason. Without question, I believe my favorite part of the book is the slow boil in the beginning. You can clearly tell that something nefarious is afoot, but the author provides only a titillating tease, rather than spoil the fun too quickly. He is masterful in his ability to wet the reader's appetite, drawing you in with mystery, intrigue, and yet only a fleeting little taste of what is to come. Then, when the action really picks up about half-way through, set some time aside as you will not want to put this book down until you finish. For me, I read this book in one sitting and was very glad I did.
There are a few very occasional copy edit-related issues in this work (I counted four in 315 pages), but nothing that can be seen in any way as being overtly distracting or that would take away from the story. The only other downsides I see is that I wish the book would have provided a bit more clarity/depth in the "occult lore", as I did find myself having to reread an occasional passage or two before I understood things. Also, while this book does a very good job of uniting strands of other works to create a more formal "Mountford Universe", folks new to this author's work may want to read "Horror in the Woods" and "Tormented" prior to reading this work, as to not spoil those other ones. Then again, I suspect one could read this one first, then go back to the other ones as a prequel basis.
If you are a fan of Lee Mountford, you will enjoy this work tremendously. It has that same type of joyous slow boil buildup as "The Demonic", and while it is perhaps the closest to "The Mark" in its vein, it has a uniquely horrifying story of its own. If you don't yet know Lee Mountford's work, give yourself permission use this as a good place to dive in.
With a Lovecraftian horror tale of a journalist searching for her missing brother, we are immersed into a world of demonology, horror, and violence that rivals one of his more gory works, Tormented.
The pacing is decent, the grammar typos were distracting but the story was fun.
**SPOILER**** - note to Lee - Why oh why did you kill off Jim???????? I loved him. And then read about how the entity fed him to her young!!!! So sad. This was my least favorite part of the whole book. At least the dog is alive ;-)
That being said, I was intrigued by the tease at the end of a vendetta type story against the "cultists"
Top reviews from other countries
This time we meet Beth Davis, who travels to the small, coastal town of Netherwell Bay, in search of her estranged brother. From the moment she arrives in Netherwell, Beth experiences hellish visions and soon uncovers a secret society dedicated to raising hell on Earth.
Lee's writing improves with every new novel and from the first page of the Netherwell Horror it is clear Lee is at the top of his game; his proses are wonderfully crafted, the characters are beautifully developed and the pacing snowballs to an explosive finale, linking to some of his previous novels.
Lee get straight to the point with his no nonsense writing. You won’t find pretentious and ambiguous self-indulgence here. This is ball to wall horror. This is British horror at its best. This is Lee Mountford!
- Duncan Thompson