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Monolith
by Shaun Hutson


Overview - "When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth..." Arthur Conan Doyle - On the banks of the river Thames a massive new building is being completed. A stunning creation of glass and concrete that will be a new landmark on London's skyline.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth..." Arthur Conan Doyle - On the banks of the river Thames a massive new building is being completed. A stunning creation of glass and concrete that will be a new landmark on London's skyline. And people are dying because of it... Dozens of mysterious unexplained accidents have claimed the lives of workmen during the construction and journalist Jessica Anderson is convinced that the owner of the building, a billionaire Russian businessman, knows more about the accidents than he is revealing. Enlisting the help of a former colleague, Jess tries to investigate the shadowy industrialist but finds that far harder than she imagined. Protected by a private security force and cocooned by his entourage, this powerful man proves to be as elusive as anyone she has ever known. He values his privacy and seems willing to go to any ends to protect it. But what is he hiding? As she delves into his background she discovers that one of his ancestors lived in London during the 1930's on the same site where the Crystal Tower was constructed and death and destruction surrounded that ancestor too. Is there a link between these two men? Jess is convinced there is and when a series of horrific attacks and murders take place, perpetrated against men who want to stop the Russians next building project, she finds herself plunged into a maelstrom of fear and events that threaten not just her life but her very sanity... Something from the darkest reaches of myth and superstition has been unleashed upon a modern world and it seems no one can stop it...

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781910720349
  • ISBN-10: 1910720348
  • Publisher: Caffeine Nights Pub
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 306
  • Dimensions: 0.75 x 5.25 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-08-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

A London journalist investigates a serious of deaths during the construction of a new high-rise along the Thames in Hutson’s predictable horror novel. Jessica Anderson is always looking for the next good story, and she may have struck gold with the Crystal Tower, a luxury building owned by wealthy Russian businessman Andrei Voronov, whose ties to the site go back almost 80 years. As the deaths grow increasingly puzzling, Jess and her friend Alex are forced to look at more unconventional explanations, putting their own lives at risk to get the truth before anyone else dies. Horror veterans will likely guess the nature of the menace early, and passages that take place in 1933 hinting at the sinister history of the site don’t do much to instill dread. Some of the “accidents” that afflict the workers are impressively gruesome, but the characters lack complexity. Hutson (Twins of Evil) squanders the chance to put a new spin on an old myth, making this an unsatisfying read with very few real scares. (Oct.)

 
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