Award-Winning and Prize-Winning Author of Access Denied, The Wretched, The Roots of Evil, The Ghost of Clothes, Omonolidee, First Words and Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman, The Deeper Roots of Evil, along with numerous short stories, poems and articles.
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.
“Fascinating to read about trees and how they can scare. The writing would sometimes set a tranquil mood then suddenly there would be a fright injection! Loved the story, and much praise for the author’s – David E Gates – imagination.” – Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 March 2020
“Incredible. I love horror books but this took gore to another level! With an engrossing story line and some shockingly brutal but brilliant content I could not put this book down. Finished it in 2 days but did not want it to end! Absolutely brilliant and would highly recommend but definitely not for the faint hearted!” – Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 August 2017
“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
The Deeper Roots of Evil is the astonishing sequel to David E. Gates’ first horror novel, The Roots of Evil.
Eric Barber investigates his father’s legacy, uncovering devastating family secrets and a malevolent force that haunts the village of Ropely. A force that seeks to destroy, in horrific, bloody and violent ways, his friends and all that he holds dear along with those that perpetuate the sins of lust and perversion. Eric must battle the evil and come to terms with his history in order to survive.
On the NEXT Friday the 13th (in March 2020), the astonishing sequel to The Roots of Evil, called The Deeper Roots of Evil, will be released. Details of where to pre-order will come soon. Draft cover below…