Title: The Divide by Stewart Giles
Date Published: 18th May 2020
From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a bone-chilling horror story that will keep you up at night.
THE DIVIDE – Some things are best left buried.
Five teenagers head into Dartmoor’s bleak National Park for a final adventure together before they all go their separate ways after the summer.
These lifelong friends have no idea what terrible secrets this place holds.
One by one they start to realise something is not quite right about this moor.
Something is lurking there – some malevolent and ominously primeval force is buried deep beneath this ground waiting to emerge.
The locals know the truth about what lies beneath this land but the five friends are met with a sinister silence everywhere they turn.
Then the Divide is split in two.
What is unleashed is hell itself and the friends know they need to find a way out before it’s too late. Lured into an ancient forest that appears on no maps, the friends’ fight for survival begins.
But who is the little girl in the white dress? With her hideously disfigured face and transfixing voice, why has she suddenly taken a keen interest in these teenagers?
The Divide is the chilling tale of five friends’ fight for survival against forces none of them could have imagined.
BOOKS BY STEWART GILES
DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 4-Occam’s Razor
Book 9 – Venom
Book 10 – Severed
Book 11 – Demons
Book 12 – Deadeye
DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1-The Beekeeper
Book 2-The Perfect Murder
Book 3-The Backpacker
DS JASON SMITH & DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Enigma
Book 2 – Dropzone
Book 3 – The Raven Girl (coming soon)
I want to thank Jill at Books ‘n’ all promotions for inviting me on this tour and Stewart Giles for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
So I’ve pretty much read all of Stewart’s police procedurals and when I found out he was writing a horror novel, a genre which I enjoy, I was intrigued.
The Divide is a place that hasn’t been disturbed for hundreds of years until the owners of the land, overcome by greed decide to develop it. Five teenage friends, Quinn, Steve, Jack, Hannah and Louise stumble across it and find themselves in a fight for their lives.
The Divide is a nightmarish and imaginative read. I won’t deny, it gave me a few bad dreams after I read it.
This book still had Stewart Giles trademark fast pace and action, although it is a little more gruesome than his usual books.
I really enjoyed the atmospheric setting of Dartmoor, which in itself is a fascinating place, with the inclusion of some folklore, it just made it all the more sinister.
I have to be honest the second half of the book got a little bit head trippy weird but as it’s horror you’ve got to expect that a bit.
The Divide is an eerie read that will both entertain and horrify you in equal measure.
About The Author:
After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live.
In 2014 Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head and I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later.
3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor: Cornwall series.
The Beekeeper was published and soon hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well.
I continued to self-publish the Smith series and Unworthy hit the shelves in 2018 with amazing results. I therefore made the decision to self-publish The Backpacker which is book 3 in the Detective Harriet Taylor series which was published in July 2018.
After The Backpacker I had an idea for a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers and The Enigma was born. It brings together the broody, enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor.
Miranda is something totally different. A stand-alone psychological thriller, it is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before. This was followed by the sequel Mistress in 2019.
The Detective Jason Smith series continues to grow and there are now 13 books including the introduction: Phobia. Book 12: Deadeye will be published in February 2020.