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Spawn [Kindle Edition]

Shaun Hutson
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Harold Pierce didn't mean to kill his baby brother all those years ago.
He didn't intend to incinerate him in a fire but he did and he has spent most of his adult life in a psychiatric hospital because of that. Upon release he is given a job as a hospital porter but that job involves the burning of aborted foetuses and the memories of what happened to his brother begin to torment Harold.

In the small town where he lives the terror is mounting because of the escape from prison of psychopath Paul Harvey. Within days of his escape a horrifying series of murders begins but there is much worse to come. Pierce and Harvey, both disturbed and guarding terrible secrets, are about to unleash a terror beyond belief...
"Britain's greatest living horror author."
—Dark Side

"An expert in the art of keeping the reader turning the pages."
—Time Out

"Hutson writes grippingly."
—SFX Magazine

'The one that writes what others only dare imagine.' SUNDAY TIMES

About the Author

Shaun Hutson is a bestselling author of horror fiction and has written novels under eight different pseudonyms. He has also contributed stories to 'Kerrang' and 'Raw' and used to host Sky TV's 'Monsters of Rock' programme.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1111 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing (7 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,517 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sick, twisted and totally brilliant 6 Aug 2008
This is one warped book! The plot of this story is bizarre, depraved and thoroughly riveting. A real page turner, but full of gorey scenes and twisted ideas. Maybe not his very best, but a highly readable shock-horror story that certainly leaves an impression. You have been warned!
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Spawn is just one of those classic Hutson novels that has shaped him into the respected splatter author he is today. The novel doesn't weave a particularly complex plot, or delve into strong charcterisation, but what it does do is produce some light, horror entertainment. The book is basically about two disturbed men and the unnatural consequences of their deeds.
Harold Pierce is released from a mental hospital where he has spent all of his adult life. His new job as a hospital porter involves him in the burning of aborted foetuses - an act which brings back nightmare memories of the death by fire of his baby brother Gordon. The trauma is such that the deranged but gentle Harold begins to neglect his duties.
Paul Harvey is a convicted murderer and his escape from prison places the Exham police force under a great deal of pressure. Their vigorous manhunt yields no results but when they begin to investigate a brutal series of murders no one has any doubt that it is Harvey who is decapitating the hapless victims.
Nothing notably outstanding sticks out from the book, but I must say that I did enjoy it. It's one of those novels that you really don't want to put down as your dragged from page to page, until you're at the gorey climax. The important thing with this novel, as with most if not all Hutson novels, is not to expect a masterpiece. Mr. Hutson writes gorey, enjoyable, easy to read, splatter horror with no complex or detailed plots. And he's a master at what he does!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Psychic vampire aborted foetuses! 5 April 2009
By marky77 VINE VOICE
Spawn is the fourth book by Shaun Hutson that I have read (Complusion; Relics; Breeding Ground) and as always utterly addictive and very bloody.

The book starts with Harold Pierce accidentally starting a fire in his home and accidentally killing his mother and baby brother in what is probably the most brutally graphic burning scene ever written.
Years later he is released from a mental home where he is given a job at a local hospital burning aborted foetuses. Harold feels sorry for them and burries them in a field outside the hospital. There is soon a freak lightening storm which brings the foetus' back to life...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic as Usual 3 Oct 2001
By A Customer
This was the second book that I read by Shaun Hutson and I wasn't disappointed. Shaun Hutson constantly impresses me with his ability to scare you beyond belief. Give this book a go you will not be disappointed.
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