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The Watchers

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24th September 2015

Price: £9.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781784290634

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A chilling tale based on true events from the bestselling author of The Ghost Hunters – now a major ITV drama starring Rafe Spall

At the height of the Cold War, officials at the Ministry of Defence conducted a highly secret investigation into unusual events that occurred along a strip of rugged coastline within the Pembrokeshire National Park nicknamed ‘The Broad Haven Triangle’. The events made national headlines: lights and objects hovering in the sky, ghostly figures peering into farmhouse windows, cowering animals, and poltergeists plaguing a terrified family of witnesses.Thirty years later, official files pertaining to these occurrences were finally released for public scrutiny at the National Archives. The disclosure prompted a new witness to come forward to speak of what he knew. His testimony rocked the very foundations of the British Government. This is his story.

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Reviews

Enfield Independent
A unique story based on true events, with a stunning conclusion and an unpredictable plot, this is for those who like their Halloween stories to be a little more otherworldly. Fans of Netflix series Stranger Things will especially enjoy it
Herald
Spring's fast-paced but often deliciously creepy novel has an orphaned hero, a spooky, isolated farmhouse and things that go bump in the night . . . highly readable
Ginger Nuts of Horror
The Watchers cements [Neil Spring's] place in the ranks of writers you should be paying attention to
Vada Magazine
A triumph of creativity . . . Pick it up as soon as you can and see if you can unravel the mystery of the Broad Haven Triangle - the conclusion will shock and amaze you
Starburst Magazine
Another glorious read from Neil Spring. Truly original, captivating and mysterious
Express
An explosive new novel
Foyles Bookshop
Set amidst inexplicable goings-on along the Pembrokeshire coastline and Cold War coverups from the Ministry of Defence, The Watchers is a gripping paranormal mystery that intertwines the imaginative and the suspenseful with true historical events
SFX
There's something irresistible about the way each layer of the mystery is peeled back, and Neil Spring has a wicked turn of phrase. His description of the Watchers is the kind of thing you remember in the middle of the night
Observer
Watch the Skies in Spring's spooky story of 1970s paranoia, UFOs and the haunting of an entire village
Mashable
Welsh author Spring's follow-up to his acclaimed The Ghost Hunters sees the residents of a remote coastal village spooked by unusual goings on during the Cold War era. Intertwining real historical events with action conjured from his own bottomless imagination, The Watchers is a mysterious and unsettling read