THE FACELESS BY SIMON BESTWICK
It look like 2012 is going to be a bumper year for British horror. The 31st Jan sees the release of Simon Bestwick’s latest novel. I don’t know about you but I’m taking a couple of days off to reads this book .
In the Lancashiretown of Kempforth, Detective Inspector Renwick investigates a mysterious fire,a string of disappearances, and the masked Spindly Men who prowl the mist-boundstreets and vanish at will. Something connectsthem all.
Vera Latimer vowednever to return to Kempforth, but has to follow her brother, TV psychic AllenCowell, as he is drawn inexorably home. Theirs is a past they can never escape.
And Anna Mason, herniece menaced by the Spindly Men, excavates Kempforth’s history. The trail leads into the hills above thetown, and the abandoned hospital at Ash Fell.
Ash Fell has amonstrous history, but an even more monstrous purpose. In its decaying corridors and lightlessrooms, something is waiting. And now itstime has come.
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‘In the Lancashire town of Kempforth, people are vanishing. Mist hangs heavy in the streets, and in those mists move the masked figures the local kids call the Spindly Men. When two-year-old Roseanne Trevor disappears, Detective Chief Inspector Renwick vows to stop at nothing until she finds her. In Manchester, terrifying visions summon TV psychic Allen Cowell and his sister Vera back to they town they swore they’d left forever. And local historian Anna Mason pieces together a history of cruelty and exploitation almost beyond belief, born out of the horrors of war – while in the decaying corridors and lightless rooms of a long-abandoned hospital above town, something terrible is waiting for them all.’