Happy Holidays from the Concrete Grove! (or not)

On the fifth day of Christmas, Solaris gave to me... the last two books in its thrilling and terrifying trilogy. First, I followed three young boys with lost time and memories, who became three disturbed men called back to where it began. Enter hummingbird warnings, bad dreams come to life, and dark Silent Voices from the shadows, these men don’t get a holiday from the place you can’t ever leave. But then again comes another card from that bleak location, which reads: Beyond Here Lies Nothing except the something that comes. And it’s up to one man to piece to together the pieces of Captain Clickety, a missing little girl, and the ghosts that are stirring restlessly. The Concrete Grove wishes you a Merry Christmas and welcomes you in – if you dare.

£7.99, ISBN: 978-1-78108-020-7

A council estate has never been seen like this before.  

Twenty years ago, three young boys staggered out of an old building. Missing for a weekend, the boys had no idea of where they’d been, but they all shared the same vague memory of a shadowed woodland grove… and they swore they’d been gone for only an hour. When Simon returns to the Concrete Grove to see his old friends and unearth painful memories from his childhood, things once buried begin to claw their way back to the surface.

The hummingbirds are flying again, bringing a warning of something terrible. Bad dreams take on physical forms and walk the streets of the estate. A dark, hideously patient entity is calling once again from the shadows, reaching out towards three terrified boys who have grown into emotionally damaged men. And the past is about to catch up with them all, staining their lives with a darkness they could never truly escape.

Welcome back to the Concrete Grove. The place you can never really leave…

£7.99, ISBN: 978-1-78108-020-7

The end of an acclaimed thrilling trilogy from the council estate that you can’t escape.

Marc Price arrives in the Concrete Grove to research a book about the “Northumbrian Poltergeist,” an infamous case from the 1970s: twins haunted by a spirit they nicknamed Captain Clickety. The media of the time were split between derision and hysteria. As Marc teases out the suppressed details of the story, he finds himself drawn to a woman whose young daughter went missing years ago during a spate of child abductions. He also finds himself investigated by a local policeman, whose private life seems tied up with events in the Grove, and harassed by the father of the missing child.

Then the scarecrows appear, their heads plastered with photographs of the long-missing and the dead. Hummingbirds flock to certain areas of the estate, as if awaiting the arrival of something… a door has been opened and a presence is about to step through. It is up to Marc to put the ghosts to rest and unravel fact from fiction. He is about to discover that the story he seeks is his own, and only he can plot the ending.

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