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Stephen Laws – Spectre

Posted by demonik on August 31, 2014

Stephen Laws – Spectre  (NEL, 1994, originally Souvenir, 1986)

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Blurb:
They’d called themselves the Byker Chapter ….

They were inseparable:  six boys and one girl who’d grown up together in the back streets of Newcastle. Now the terraces are long gone, but Richard Eden has his memories – and one special photograph. All that is left of their joy – and betrayal …

Suddenly, impossibly, one by one the images begin to fade, as if his friends had never existed.

Something is stalking the Chapter – closing in for the kill. With each hideous death, another image fades from the photograph. Some spectre from the past, some horror they have unwittingly released, is out there on the darkened streets.Hunting them down.
They can run, but this time there is nowhere they can hide .. .

 

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Stephen Laws – The Frighteners

Posted by demonik on June 12, 2009

Stephen Laws – The Frighteners (New English Library, 1991)

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Blurb:

HOW MUCH DO YOU HATE?
Eddie Brinkburn’s doing time for a botched garage job that left Sheraton’s brother very badly burned.
HOW MUCH DO YOU HATE?
When Sheraton’s gang burn his wife and kids to death, Eddie soon learns the meaning of hate.
HOW MUCH DO YOU HATE?

And that’s how the prison psycho transfers his awesome power to Eddie. A power that Eddie reckons he can control. A power that will enable Eddie to put the frighteners on Sheraton …

`His strongest story to date … Laws’ leaping talent demands an even greater audience’ – Fear
`A new heir to the horror throne … Laws’ strength lies in building atmosphere, suspense and tension. The Frighteners is unrelenting and a powerhouse of suppressed emotion’ – Starburst

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