- ISBN 9781841494364 / 1841494364
- Title Unmarked Graves
- Author Shaun Hutson
- Category Horror & Ghost Stories
- Format Paperback
- Year 2008
- Pages 352
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Imprint Orbit
- Dimensions 109mm x 178mm x 21mm
A gripping and timely novel of racial tension and ancient sorcery.
When investigative telejournalist Nick Pearson is sent to Darworth in Hertfordshire, he finds a community divided. A steady influx of foreign immigrants has led to racial tension and open hostility and violence. The African newcomers are particularly targeted, regular victims of vandalism and even fire-bombing. The Africans seem unwilling to fight back, until the arrival of a mysterious, powerful man who many of them know - and fear. Nick begins to wonder if there might be some kind of connection between this newcomer and the desecration of a local cemetery - an event followed by the disappearance of a number of corpses and a series of bizarre, ritualistic murders. In each case, the victims bear the same marks on their bodies. Scars that Nick has seen before, five years earlier in Africa. Ancient religion and modern prejudice are about to collide, and when they do, there may be no survivors. At least not human ones ...
'This book will shock you. And so it should ... Not for the squeamish but this is powerful stuff.' Dreamwatch 'If you like your horror testosterone-charged and visceral, then you could do much worse than digging into Unmarked Graves. Oh, and it's got a great ending, too.' SFX
Shaun Hutson is a bestselling author of horror fiction and has written novels under eight different pseudonyms. He has also contributed stories to 'Kerrang' and 'Raw' and used to host Sky TV's 'Monsters of Rock' programme.