#BookReview of Ravens Gathering by Graeme Cumming @GraemeCumming63 #Lovebooksgrouptours #RavensGathering

#BookReview of Ravens Gathering by Graeme Cumming @GraemeCumming63 #Lovebooksgrouptours  #RavensGathering Ravens Gathering by Graeme Cumming
Published by Graeme Cumming on November 30, 2012
Genres: Horror, Fantasy
Pages: 484
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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 their 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 no one can explain why the ravens are gathering.

Ravens Gathering twists and turns as the truth is gradually exposed in a gripping thriller with a supernatural edge to it.

Gosh, I am so excited to be able to share my review with you for this book! I had the pleasure of meeting Graeme at the Bloggers bash back in June (christ where does the time go!) and he took the time to speak to me after the event and made me feel so welcome! Throughout the day there was a raffle being done where us lucky bloggers could win books by the wonderful people hosting the event, Graeme’s book was one of them! I did not win it however, Jo and Isa from http://joandisalovebooks.blogspot.com/  kept winning (hmmm!) However, Graeme kindly sent me a copy of his book and signed it with do not have nightmares! How can you send someone that in a book! 

Well, no nightmares but what a creepy and eerie book! That prologue and that opening chapter sent the chills straight down my spine and I just knew what a treat I would be in for. This book had it to a tee! It did flit between the supernatural and spine-tingly scares to disturbing and the dark to a crime mystery at times, so you need do need to concentrate on this book, but I found time just flew by as I was turning page after page. 

The book is set in a village where everyone knows everyone and outsiders, well pack your bags and scaddle please you just are not welcome here! The characters are flawed, and you see just how much by the reappearance of Martin Gates, on a day where there has been such turbulence (I was eating my lunch at the time – do not eat when reading my word of advice!).

This book is definitely in my OMG, jaw drop list because even though you think you know what is going on within the odd little community, actually you don’t. Passages in your head mean one thing, and it is only, later on, you realise they mean something completely different. Near the end of the book, it becomes darker as it ramps up and becomes slightly disturbing and sinister. The end, well not even going to talk about it, read it to find out! The tension in this book builds and to read at night, a windy night like I always do, was not the done thing! It plays on your imagination, and boy my imagination ran riot with this book. 

I have always loved reading books from multiple points of view, which this book does, as you get a whole better experience learning about the community and the individual and what they perceive. I love little insights into their mind as you never quite know what to expect.

I absolutely loved this book and I fully expect to see more from Graeme with his writing style you could get lost in the book so easily. 

Just remember when Raven’s gather RUN!

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*Thank you so much to Kelly at Love Books Group and the author Graeme Cumming for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*

About Graeme Cumming

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.

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6 Comments

  1. September 20, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Thank you my lovely for your support of the tour. Kelly xx

    • Zoe
      Author
      September 20, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Always a pleasure thanks for having me xx

  2. September 20, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    Thank you so much, Zoe. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope not too many nightmares…

    • Zoe
      Author
      September 20, 2018 / 7:25 pm

      Ha ha not that I’ve remembered yet !!!

      • September 20, 2018 / 10:25 pm

        Glad to hear it.

        Incidentally, I forgot to mention that Amazon have decided to discount the price of the Ravens Gathering paperback (and I mean Amazon – I’ve had nothing to do with it and it’s just a happy coincidence that it’s happening this week). It started at the weekend, and I’ve no idea when it’ll stop. Also, the amount of the discount keeps changing, but it’s currently being offered at £6.70 compared to the list price of £8.99. So, for anyone thinking of getting a copy, there is a bargain to be had at the moment.

        Thank you once again for a great review. It really is appreciated.

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