Blood Tide Edward Parker Kindle Edition
I have always been a great fan of horror novels since I started reading them as a boy in the early fifties and over the years have amassed a large collection, mainly paperback copies and I am now replacing those available as e-books with Kindle Editions. This re-organisation has also given me the chance to revisit books that I have not read for a while and try out authors that are new to me. I had not previously discovered the novels of Edward Parker until I recently found them in the Kindle catalogue by sheer accident. Blood Tide Gecko is the first that I have read and if Mr.Douglas's other books are of similar quality to the first then he is going to become a force to be reckoned with in the horror-thriller genre.
Blood Tide is very much in the style of the classic horror stories of the 1970s and 1980s when the masters of the genre, Guy N Smith and James Herbert dominated horror fiction in the UK. Mr Parker's tale starts off with a seemingly straight forward disaster theme, a huge flood sweeping through a valley in the English midlands..... but there is something in the water... something that makes Jaws look like a goldfish.
The story is packed with action and gore, if sometimes a little bit repetitive, but is easy reading and holds the reader's interest through until the end.
My main critism is the poor editing, many silly spelling mistakes and homophonic errors which distract the reader and after a time become a bit annoying. A good editor should have picked these up with ease.
Never-the-less, well worth adding to the bookshelf for any collector of horror fiction. I shall look out for this author's other titles.