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Somewhere South Of Midnight

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  80 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Published (first published December 2nd 2012)
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Sep 17, 2009 Krait rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
The premise is OK, but the book could have done with some better editing. It's so long-winded, I had to force myself to keep reading. Horror aspects are again just OK for my taste - not as in-your-face as Stephen King or as subtle as Dan Simmons or Peter Straub. Some of the more "horrorfying" aspects are as "run-of-the-mill" as a torture scene, although there are some rather well done psychological and physical abuse episodes to two of the characters, which they get their own back for in due cou ...more
May 27, 2016 Elana rated it really liked it
I have a weakness for traditional British horror, so I probably rated this book higher than I should out of sheer nostalgia. Written in 1996, it has no cellphones or ride-sharing. When you want to get from point A to point B, you take a night bus. When your bus collides with a supernatural force and you have to call the police, you walk until you get to the phone box. How can a bus collide with a supernatural force, you ask. This is never actually explained but the novel is so long-winded that b ...more
Nov 27, 2012 Lu rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic thriller/horror. I loved it's locations all around britain as a result of the initial shock being on the A1. Certainly some disturbing chapters, but fantastic combination of sci-fi and horror.
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Aug 07, 2013 Chris Dalley rated it really liked it
Another excellent book by SL - if you haven't seen any of his other books 'Chasm' and 'Darkfall' are thoroughly recommended.
Nov 26, 2008 Mike rated it really liked it
This was an interesting horror book. I picked it up because it was recommended by Stephen King. The plot was original and creative. It's worth picking up.
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Stephen Laws is a full-time novelist, born in Newcastle upon Tyne. Married, with three children, he lives and works in his birthplace. The author of 11 novels, numerous short stories, (collected in THE MIDNIGHT MAN) columnist, reviewer, film-festival interviewer, pianist and recipient of a number of awards, Stephen Laws recently wrote and starred in the short horror movie THE SECRET.

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