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Blood Tide

Blood Tide [Kindle Edition]

Edward Parker
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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A single drop of rain ...

First it was the three young men torn apart in the river. Then the old man cornered and eviscerated in his garden. As the storm gathers, and as the flood waters rage, horror is unleashed upon the small town of Hollowick. A horror more deadly than the tempest. A horror that is cold and vicious and burning with monstrous savagery.

A horror that will unleash ...


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1310 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (27 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FGNL7I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #216,668 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Edward Parker was born and raised in Worcestershire, England. He has been writing fiction pretty much since he was physically able to write, and has been writing horror fiction for about the same length of time. Edward Parker is the author of two published novels: Blood Tide and Clown Friday.

Regarding horror fiction, Parker says: "My views on writing horror? Graphic or quiet? Cosmic or personal? The slash of a killer's knife or a cold whisper at midnight? Answer - all! All of these things constitute the horror genre and make it great. The dark land is broad beneath its troubled twilight sky. Its hills are huge and secret and its towns are ominously quiet...

...and who knows what might walk upon it by starlight..."

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good traditional horror, lots of gore and water. 14 Oct 2014
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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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I read this on the recommend of a friend. I was unsure of reading an author that I did not have experience of but I should not have worried. I was soon wrapped up in it so much that it was my constant companion until I finished it. Great discription and characters had me involved in the horror that was unfolding for this small town and the ending did not disappoint. I am hoping there will be more to follow!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Abi's Five Star Review 13 Aug 2011
By Abi
Format:Kindle Edition
In Blood Tide, a devastating flood hits the small town of Hollowick, but that's not the worse menace that the towns people face. The flood ushers in a creature intent upon death and carnage and soon the flood waters are running with blood.
This is an extremely entertaining and gripping novel. The characters are believable, the samll town setting is realistic, and the story moves at a rapid pace. keeping you turning the pages. The descriptions of the approaching storm were convincing, creating a convincing atmosphere of foreboding, while the attack scenes are suitably bloody and relentless. I would thoroughly recommend this novel to anyone who likes monsters, gore and the fast paced story telling. A must for horror and thriller fans everywhere!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Tide Edward Parker 8 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I heard about the book through a friend and although the book is not my ususal genre I decided to give it a whirl. I was certainly not disappointed page-turner is probably a bit hackneyed but certainly my nightly read before I go to sleep was something I actively looked forward to and on at least one night had to make myself put the book down to get enough sleep.
I agree with the previous reviewer looking forward to a second novel and now I have just discovered there is; Clown Friday!Blood Tide
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 26 Sep 2013
By fiarra
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Worth a read, but expect the odd spelling error that jumps out at you. Surprising really as the author is supposed to have been to Keele university.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Spelling! 12 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Much as i am enjoying this story so far, i feel i have to stop and express how appaling the spelling is!!! Did nobody read it through before publishing it? The mistakes are so frequent that it is quite putting me off finishing it at all! Please Mr. Parker, sort it out :-/
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4.0 out of 5 stars An old-fashioned horror story 18 July 2013
By JPaules
Format:Kindle Edition
I used to love watching scary movies when I was a kid. And the scariest of them were often scarier because you knew "something" was other there but didn't know what it was. Blood Tide was like that. As an adult it takes a little bit more to unsettle me. Vampires? Nope. Demons? Nope. Zombies? Nope. A unknown entity that is just below the surface of the flood water that's taking over the entire town? Oh yeah! I have to admit that I had to take a break a couple of times to get the heebie-jeebies to back down a bit.

(The author provided a complimentary copy, in return for my fair and impartial review.)
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