“Ravens Gathering” by Graeme Cumming is a dark and creepy piece of horror and mystery writing. Setting off with an understated but ever present tension and sense of doom I felt exciting unease from the start, waiting for the inevitable to happen. Just what you want from a horror novel All the while the ravens are gathering, a threat that increases the element of suspense.
A stranger arrives and his presence serves to show us the deep undercurrents in the village, distrust, unease and friction and how the dynamics get in motion soon after.
The plot is complex and twisted, so I will say no more on that matter to avoid spoilers, only that the writing is very intense and creates suspense worthy of a Hitchcock screenplay. This is a gripping and well plotted novel that should gain popularity amongst fans of the genre.