Harvest Festival by Karl Drinkwater


Book Description:

First the birds went quiet.

Then the evening sky filled with strange clouds that trapped the heat below.

Now Callum wakes, dripping in sweat. Something has come to his isolated Welsh farm. If he’s going to keep his family alive during this single night when all hell breaks loose, he’ll have to think fast. And when he sees what he’s facing, he suspects even that may not be enough.

This blast of a book can be read in one nail-biting session.

[This novella will also be included in the author’s new horror collection “They Move Below” – available soon.]

My Thoughts:

This is the first book I have read by this author and it certainly will not be the last.

Harvest Festival is a novella that took me literally about an hour to read as I was that engrossed in the story.

Callum with his wife Cerys and two children are very much your stereo typical family.They live on a farm so are cut off some what from the rest of the world. What looks set to be another normal evening for them turns into one that they will never, ever forget.

I love how the story starts off lulling you into a false sense of security. As a reader whose a wife and mother, I could easily envision the seemingly normality of the sense of family life written in the novel. All that changes though when weird on goings are happening in the sky and Callum discovers some horrific findings on his farm.

As the family have to run for their lives I felt like my heart was in my mouth. I could very much feel the fear that the family were feeling and as a parent my maternal instinct was kicking in and shouting at Callum and Cerys to get their family to safety.

This is certainly not a novel you want to read just before going to bed. It literally had me on the edge of my seat. I found it to be a very tense read that scared, yet thrilled me. A great read for any horror lovers.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars, though would be one I would give 4.5/5 stars if I could.

Harvest Festival is available to purchase from Amazon.

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