Skendleby by Nick Brown
In the rolling Cheshire countryside surrounding Alderley, scarred by the mansions of celebs and footballers, something buried for millenia is stirring. But something equally ancient keeps watch. Its dark energy disturbs psychic Claire Vanarvi, compelling her to visit an archaeological dig taking place on the purportedly cursed estate of Skendleby Hall, now set to become a sprawling commercial development.
Blinded by greed, the Hall’s new owner and his political cronies are blissfully unaware of the terrible evil that lies beneath the surface and only Claire, who no one will believe, can see it coming. Now only the tenacious psychic and her accomplice – the local self-loathing, agnostic vicar – stand in the way of a force which could put an end to Skendleby and disturb the fabric of existence. Skendleby is a tale of Christmas haunting, greed, faith, love and horror mixed with a pinch of quantum strangeness.
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: New Generation Publishing (18 Oct. 2013)