Couples are being slaughtered in their homes; women drained of blood, men violently beaten. There are no clues to track the killer, no explanation as to why an increasing amount of blood is being removed from the crime scenes. Detective Sergeant Rhys Morgan is seconded to the ‘Couples Killer’ investigation. Tormented by vivid nightmares, he hasn’t slept soundly for weeks becoming convinced a creature from these nightmares poses a threat to him and his family. His behavior becomes increasingly erratic causing his bosses to wonder if he’s the right man for the job. As clues to the killer’s identity are uncovered, the line between what is real and what cannot be starts to blur and Rhys discovers the answer to catching the killer and exorcising his own demons, may be as irrational as he fears.
To start with, Night is Watching feels a bit like a crime thriller, but for me it definitely comes under the horror genre.
Rhys is very much out of his comfort zone. He usually investigates living people so when he gets put on a case involving dead people, he is really struggling. It affects him mentally which affects his home and work life.
Things start to get very dark and it’s very much like reading of someone losing their mind. Rhys’s wife as well as his work colleagues are really concerned about him. There’s only his young son that has any faith in him.
I was really interested in the killings and was dying to find out who was behind the murders. I liked Rhys but wanted to give him a good shake to sort himself out. It felt like he was very misunderstood and I wanted people to be able to understand him and see how he sees things.
Night Is Watching is a mess with your head read. There is plenty of horror and build up to the story with a satisfying ending. Definitely one for horror fans.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Night Is Watching is out today and available to purchase from Amazon.
Born in London and having lived in South Wales, Liverpool, York and Nottingham, Lucy currently lives in a shed in her Dad’s garden in Scotland where she wears thermals for warmth and writes by candlelight.
Lucy studied Fine Art at university which allowed her to get a glittering career in… food retail. Working sixty hours a week in retail management hampered Lucy’s writing until a career-break took her to Scotland and the rest, as they say in history… Or should that be (crime) fiction?
Lucy’s debut novel ‘Night Is Watching’ is due to be published by Caffeine Nights Publishing on 6th April 2017. To find out more visit www.lucycameronwriter.co.uk