#BookReview – Amongst the Mists by M.L Rayner @M_L_Rayner @QuestionPress @ZooloosBT #AmongstTheMists #BookTour #QuestionMarkPress #ZooloosBookTours

Posted October 17, 2021 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Amongst The Mists by M.L. Rayner
Published by Question Mark Press on October 12, 2021
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Pages: 393
Also by this author: Echoes of Home: A Ghost Story

It was the most anticipated summer break of their young lives.

For Bran Lampshire, that summer of 1986 would be far different.

The lure of a wilderness adventure sends him and his friends on a troublesome journey that would see them far from home and into the isolated shadows of the Sleathton Estate.

In a forgotten land where nature thrives, an unexplained mist settles upon the shaded grounds. And stories were told of events so chilling, they were forcibly buried over time.

Lose yourself beneath the endless trees. And discover that legends are sometimes so much more than ghost stories.

My second outing with Rayner and it was a journey and a half. I loved Echoes of Home but there is something a little bit special about this tale of Bran, Marcus and Jack.

Who doesn’t love an urban legend, I mean I can’t get enough of them! And this one has a humdinger of one! The three innocent boys are on an adventure until an accident happens and they cross paths with Gregory. Then plans change, the stories changes and we are led on a course that will forever be on your soul.

The break between chapters where we follow Olivia, well they damn near broke my heart. This pure innocent girl spent the whole time terrified and you feel that fear. It is real and just like her, there is no escape.

There was one creepy-ass bit in there for me that sent shivers, the night the boys stay at Gregory’s house. That is all I will say.

I loved the lore behind what hides in the mists and I love how real Matt made it all feel. You are sitting there screaming at the boys to get out of the woods, and yet part of you wants to go and visits the very same woods. It’s a pull on you. Something luring you in…..oh wait!!!!

I will pick up any book that has Matt’s name on it, he transports you every time into a magical and mystical, gothic world. One you don’t want to be in, but one you can’t stay away from.

Until the next adventure xxx

About M.L. Rayner

Born and bred in the county of Staffordshire. Matt is a keen reader of classical, horror and fantasy literature and enjoys writing in the style of traditional ghost stories. During his working life, Matt joined the ambulance service in 2009, transporting critically ill patients all over the UK. After writing his first novel, Matt was welcomed into the family of Question Mark Press publishing and now dedicates his time on future releases. His hobbies include genealogy and hiking, and he enjoys spending time with his wife, Emma, his children, and his family.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:



Stay and have a chat :)