It was the most anticipated summer break of their young lives.
For Bran Lampshire, that summer of 1986 would be far different.
The lure of a wilderness adventure sends him and his friends on a troublesome journey that would see them far from home and into the isolated shadows of the Sleathton Estate.
In a forgotten land where nature thrives, an unexplained mist settles upon the shaded grounds.
And stories were told of events so chilling, they were forcibly buried over time
Back in October, we were treated to some chills with Amongst The Mists, how many readers were scared?
Review by Chicks, Rogues and Scandals, “This will have the hairs standing on end it’s creepy, chilling, shocking, the temperature with drop and you feel every haunting uneasy emotion as the boys and Olivia creep beneath your defences and pull you into their shadowy and darkened world where all is not as it seems.”
Review by Dawn’s Book Reviews (FB) “”Amongst the Mists” has all the atmosphere of “Echoes of Home” and is just as spine-chilling, but I found this one to be far more immersive. There’s a great plot, great writing, solid characters. It’s a great book”
Tomes and Tales put ML Rayner in the spotlight as we learn why he wanted to become an out-an-out horror writer, the story behind the story, his favourite ghost stories and so much more
Review by Jessica Belmont, “This is such an atmospheric novel. It is almost dream-like and draws you in, immediately. As it progresses the secrets are revealed. The creep-factor is very high. There was a moment that really got to me, which is awesome, considering I’m a bit of a horror-fanatic.”
Review by dds_book_reviews (IG), “Very well written, plenty of scares, cliffhangers & a brilliant ending.”
Red Pillows puts ML Rayner in the spotlight as we learn what prompted him to start writing, how much research he did, what book he recently finished and so much more
b for bookreview puts ML Rayner in the spotlight as we learn his writing habits, who he would like to co-write a book with, how he comes up with the titles for his books and so much more
Review by twilight_reader (IG), “For me a book that sucks you in from different perspectives creates something magical for me whilst reading so I adored this. For a paranormal horror style read this was remarkable.”
Review by twoladiesandabook (IG), “A few times i found it difficult to figure out what was real and what wasn’t. It was brilliant!”
Extract at Curled Up With A Good Book, “He had been left alone in a village that all others had long since forgotten, neglected and left to rot amongst the long-abandoned past which clung effortlessly to his tormented soul.”
Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB), “You arent sure who to trust, and who to believe as it progresses. I couldn’t put this down.”
Review by Read, Write, Inspire, “Rayner’s worldbuilding is something to marvel at when creating this tense, spooky atmosphere.”
Extract at The Magic of Wor(l)ds, “The boys rested their bikes against the trunk of an old oak tree, while they still looked uneasily over the house. All of them waited for any reason, any excuse, to give them the cue to leave.”
Extract at LoupDargent.info, “The girl cautiously moved forward, following the route of the water. It would be dark soon. She was well aware of that. But as the fading voice cried out from the depth of the woods, Olivia’s small body vanished into the endless tunnel of arched trees.”
Review by prdg reads, “Oh my word, this is how you do a ghost story properly, I literally couldn’t give this anything other than 5 stars, it was incredible!”
Extract at Jazzy Book Reviews, “Olivia had no time to finish. Short childlike footsteps were heard sloshing through the soggy earth. She heard them so clearly, she could swear they were only yards ahead.”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “An eerie ghostly read. Great story and characters…It was hard at times as I wasn’t sure what was real and what wasn’t.”
Review by Bonnie Reads And Writes, “M.L. Rayner perfectly blends ghostly figures, mythical creatures, and mysterious characters into a hair-raising but clever tale. The mystery will keep you guessing until the end, and the cliffhangers between chapters raise the alarm level even more.”
Bonnie Reads And Writes puts M.L in the spotlight as we learn the inspiration behind #AmongstTheMists, something that is not in his bio, whether he scares himself when writing and so much more.
Review by Portable Magic, “I was blown away by his writing. It has a wonderful old fashioned quality to it and it is very descriptive. I was drawn into the eerie scenes and was able to picture them as if I was there.”
Review by snowphiethebookworm (IG), “the book was a brilliant read , intriguing, fascinating, hard to put down and brilliantly written, it gets you hooked right until the very last word !”
Review by Zooloo’s Book Diary, “I loved the lore behind what hides in the mists and I love how real Matt made it all feel. You are sitting there screaming at the boys to get out of the woods, and yet part of you wants to go and visit the very same woods. It’s a pull on you. Something luring you in…..oh wait!!!!”
And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx