Under a Watchful Eye
Under a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill is a supernatural thriller from the award-winning writer of The Ritual and Last Days.
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 . . .
Nevill (Lost Girl) generates few scares in this unremarkable horror novel, which starts stronger than it finishes. English novelist Seb Logan has written several successful books that benefited from the publishing industry's decision to promote horror as the hot new trend. But his tranquil life is unsettled by visions of a man dressed in dark clothing who seems to magically vanish and reappear, images that cause Seb to question his sanity. Seb's identification of the spectral figure haunting him only magnifies his unease; Ewan Alexander, whom he'd not seen in a dozen years, had shared a room with Seb while both were undergraduates and served as a mentor for Seb's nascent writing career, introducing him to the works of horror authors such as M.R. James. Ewan's reentry into Seb's life triggers a devastating series of events that will neither surprise nor unsettle veteran genre readers. Despite the genuinely creepy opening chapters, this effort disappoints.
GETS UNDER YOUR SKIN!
From Britains best modern day horror writers comes the novel that truly gets under the skin from the opening. Adam knows what horror readers want and makes them vulnerable making you turn every page until you reach the end...