Below by Kev Harrison Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

A man is eager to share his grandfather’s legacy and a woman seeking an opportunity of a lifetime head into a recently uncovered mine and discovers something far more disinter is dwelling below in author Kev Harrison’s “Below”.


The Synopsis

Nick has revered his grandfather his entire life. The absent hero, his namesake, buried alive in his final act of courage an ocean and thousands of miles away. Jess has outgrown her status as an all-action social media celebrity and the endless demands that come with it.

Adventure Travel TV has thrown this unlikely duo together, promising Jess the launchpad she craves and Nick the chance to tell his grandfather’s story first-hand, in the newly uncovered mine that still holds his remains from the twilight days of the gold rush. Is it a dream come true or a nightmare as someone or something stirs…BELOW.

The Review

This was such a powerful and chilling read. The author did an incredible job of building tension and elevating the mythos that surrounds the unknown that is often associated with ancient mines and abandoned places around the earth. The haunting atmosphere immediately drew me into the world the author was crafting, and the fast-paced tempo of the story itself kept me on the edge of my seat as the characters descended further and further into the depths of this mine.

The world-building and character development the author was able to achieve in such a short read made for a truly captivating novel. The dynamic between Nick and Jess was so rich and engaging for a reader to behold, while the haunting portrayal of the threat facing the duo as they venture into this mine not only brings chilling imagery to the narrative but plays into the culture and history of our world so perfectly when it comes to disasters and lost people in isolated locations, making this story so unique.

The Verdict

Thrilling, entertaining, and exhilarating, author Kev Harrison’s “Below” is a must-read horror thriller novel that will keep readers on edge in the best way possible. The twists and turns the story takes, especially at the identity of the threat facing them, will have readers’ heart’s pounding out of their chests as the epic final pages come to a close. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Kev Harrison is a writer of dark fiction and English language teacher from England, living and working in Lisbon, Portugal. He has previously lived in various areas of the UK, as well as Turkey and Poland.

He is a staff writer for This is Horror and has had short fiction published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Lost Films, from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Below the Stairs: Tales From The Cellar from Things in the Well, Aphotic Realm Magazine’s ‘Fangs’ issue and ‘In Darkness Delight: Creatures of the Night from Corpus Press. He has also had short fiction featured on The Other Stories and Tales to Terrify podcasts.

He has two entries in Demain Publishing’s Short Sharp Shocks series: ‘Cinders of A Blind Man Who Could See’ and ‘Curfew’. His debut novella ‘The Balance’, is available now from Lycan Valley Press and his debut collection ‘Paths Best Left Untrodden’ is out now from Northern Republic.

His latest novella, ‘Below’ is available now from Brigids Gate Press


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