Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Colin Garrow for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
A murder in Nightmare Alley. A missing boy. A demon on the loose.
On the hunt for the elusive Jimmy Brick, 12-year-old Jeff and his pal Suzi find more than they bargained for at Harry McSpawn’s pool hall. But it’s a mysterious business card that gets Jeff wondering what it is that Jimmy has got himself into. Haunted by a series of nightmares, Jeff sets out to discover exactly what’s going on in Skeleton Cove, and why the long-dead Nathaniel Darke is still exerting his malevolent influence over the town.
THE DEMON OF DEVILGATE DRIVE is book #1 in this scary adventure series. If you like Goosebumps, you’ll love Skeleton Cove! Download your copy or buy the paperback version of The Demon of Devilgate Drive now. Just scroll to the top of the page and select BUY to start your adventure today!
When Jeff and his friend Suzi try to locate their classmate who hasn’t appeared at school for a few days they are propelled into a mystery involving the scarily named Devilgate Drive.
I have read books by Colin before so when the opportunity to read and review this book I jumped at the chance. When I was younger I used to love reading Goosebumps and this follows in a similar spooky vein. We are introduced to a wealth of characters, from the kids and teachers at school to their parents and the shopkeepers in the cove. I love the name of the town Skeleton Cove and that the streets in the town fit with the spooky name. The book is fast paced which I found I could not put down, when I did after I had first picked it up I was already a third of the way through the story!
This is the start of a brand new series and I will definitely be reading the next in this series soon!
True-born Geordie Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland and has worked in a plethora of professions including taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate. Colin has published three stage plays, six adventures for middle grade readers, two books of short stories, the Watson Letters series and the Terry Bell Mysteries. His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including: SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Grind, A3 Review, Inkapture and Scribble Magazine. These days he lives in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he writes novels, stories. poems and the occasional song.
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