Welcome to the blog tour celebrating the spine-tingling new novel by Dylan J. Morgan, Highland Cove! Read on for a chilling excerpt, book details and a chance to win a digital copy!
Highland CovePublication Date: March 23rd, 2020Genre: Horror/ Paranormal/ Ghost Story Highland Cove Sanatorium sits abandoned on a desolate island one mile off the Scottish mainland. It’s a dark, foreboding place, filled with nightmares. Even darker are the asylum’s secrets: a history of disease and mental illness, macabre experiments and murder. The tales of ghostly appearances are said to be more fact than fiction, but no one has ever documented the phenomenon. Codie Jackson aims to change all that. Arriving from London with his small independent film crew, they plan to make a documentary that will forever change their lives. But when one of the crew disappears, things begin to spiral out of control. A storm closes in to ravage the island, and in the darkness Highland Cove’s true horrors are revealed. Now lost within the institution’s labyrinthine corridors, Codie and his team realize that their nightmare is only just beginning.
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She hesitated, and then stepped to the partially opened door. Raising her hand, she brushed fingers over dried paint peeling from the timber. Leaning further forward she stared through the opening at a floor coated with dirt and the remains of a building crumbling on its foundations.
A door slammed shut in the building’s depths.
Wind whistled through the gap with the murmur of a whispered voice.
With a gasp Kristen stepped away, gaze fixed on the door, expecting it to widen at any moment.
A hand pressed into the small of her back and she flinched again, spinning from the touch. Liam stepped onto the porch, pushing his phone into his pants pocket. He looked at her, his smile settling her nerves somewhat.
“Are you okay?”
Clearing her throat and shrugging her rucksack higher on her shoulders, she nodded, gave a nervous chuckle. “I’m fine. I guess this place is kind of spooky.”
“It’s the final resting place of thousands of tortured souls. It’s spooky as hell.”
Liam gave her a subtle wink, but if he was teasing her she didn’t need it right now. The rhythm of her heart had yet to settle, hairs rigid on the back of her neck. Liam stepped to the entryway, his hand almost at the door.
“Be careful, Liam.”
“What is it?”
She hesitated, swallowed hard. “I thought I heard something from inside, that’s all. A bang, like a door closing.”
“Really?” Liam said, and raised his eyebrows. “They know we’re here, then.”
His smile widened, and he pushed through the door into the asylum.
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About the Author
Now living and working in Norway, Dylan J. Morgan was born in New Zealand and raised in the United Kingdom. He writes during those rare quiet moments amid a hectic family life: after dark, with limited sustenance, and when his creative essence is plagued the most by tormented visions. He is the multi-genre author of ten books, all available exclussively to Amazon. Focusing on Horror, Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia, and sometimes a hint of Science-Fiction, his books cater for those readers who enjoy a dark, terrifying journey into worlds where a happy ending is seldom seen. When not writing, and when not reading, he can be found roaming the realm of the Witcher 3, or witnessing satisfying deaths on Game of Thrones, or even listening to some of the loudest heavy metal in his iTunes’ library.If you’re searching for that light at the end of the tunnel then stop looking—you won’t find it here.Dylan J. Morgan | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon
My Book Review
I have given this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is the exact book that I needed. I’ve been really struggling with the ability to really get into a book since the pandemic of the Coronavirus struck, but this book managed to keep my focus throughout and I found it very difficult to put it down.
Wow. The opening line had me hooked from the get go: “The only thing that mattered was survival.” This intrigued me to find out what was going to happen and I was right to be intrigued as this book had a twist in there I didn’t see coming at all.
All the characters were well-developed; the author gave them all a voice and you learnt about their backgrounds through each chapter. I liked the past chapters, where there was an explanation about what happened 60-70 years ago at this asylum.
Morgan’s writing style is very clever and manages to reel the reader in with the detailed descriptions of a haunted abandoned asylum on an island, with all of these mysterious and spooky things happening around the characters, you’re just so intrigued to find out what is going to happen next. Morgan uses vivid imagery which really helped me to picture what was happening clearly.
I hope to read more of this authors material in the future and would definitely recommend this book to fans of mystery and horror stories.
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