The Deeper Roots of Evil is already attracting some great, FIVE STAR reviews!
“After reading The Roots of Evil, the first in this sequel, I was eager to find out what was going to happen next in the creepy village of Ropely and the wonderful people that reside therein. My favourite being Dotty Dingle, a batty old lady with her shopping trolley who is rather central to the continuing saga. The author initially draws you into this book by concentrating on the characters and the personal relationships that arise between them, very cleverly making you form an emotional attachment to them before one by one they reach a grisly demise. Who will be left? What atrocity will happen next? Throughout the book you’re gripped with the notion that something dreadful is about to occur, so you have to keep reading but you’re scared to turn the page as you don’t know whose grim termination you’ll discover!! Exciting and horrifying in equal measures. Another page-turner from the amazingly gifted David E Gates. I’m already looking forward to the next in the series…” – Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 April 2020
“Second book in the series and third I’ve read from this author. As per previous books, it was captivating and exciting. Well written… I’d thoroughly recommend it.” – Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2020
The first book in the series, The Roots of Evil, is available in eBook and Paperback at all good online bookstores also.
“The result of a fertile imagination and a very slightly twisted sense of the macabre, this is an enjoyable romp through a “Hammer-Horror” fest for the noughties……a novel that’s easy to pick up and get straight to the very heart of the story. Set in a small village (of the damned!) packed full of residents where underneath that wafer thin veneer of respectability lurks a grimy layer of secrets best left unsaid….until they come face to face with those secrets and the fate that awaits them. Highly recommended indeed!” – Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 March 2015