Friday, December 10, 2021

Malevolent Nevers by Tom Rimer - Book Tour & Review

Book Blurb

'Tis thy turn.

Abel Ward just wants to reconnect with his son. After having been a ghost for seventeen years, he's returned and trying to be a parent again. He doesn't want to mess it up. If only he knew where to start.

Here they wait for all our evers.

Simi Ward wants his dad to leave him alone. He's happy just hanging with his girlfriend, Mags, and though Abel is trying, it's far too late. Sometimes you really can't make up for lost time.

Our demons to bear.

And when a mysterious midnight call summons them both to an old family estate in New England, neither could have expected what would be lying in wait. An ancient evil so rooted in the story of their ancestors, it'd be impossible to dig up.

Our demons to share.

Will the secret remain buried, or will Simi and Abel finally learn the truth? Does knowing the truth do anything to stop the evil from spreading?

Sometimes they be locked away, where no one can see 'em, outter sight.

Sometimes they be a droolin' face, starin' in through 'yer winder, in the dead of the night!

Buy Links
Amazon UK

Amazon US

My Review
Malevolent Nevers is a creepy, unsettling horror novel that will suck you right in and leave you breathless by the end. I rather enjoyed it, and I can't wait to see what other books the author comes out with. I will for sure be reading more.
The story follows a teenage boy named Simi as his absent dad comes back into his life and tries to mend fences. The pair go on a journey to the dad's childhood home after being summoned because his (the dad's) great aunt's health is declining and she wishes to see him. Sounds like a simple premise, right? Wrong. If the word Malevolent in the title is anything to go by, you should expect just that. Something terrifying, dark, and, well, malevolent. 
This book was a delight for a horror fan like me. It's got a well-written plot, likeable characters, an old Victorian house, monsters, and more. What's not to like?
I found myself immediately drawn in, and while I did finish the book later than anticipated (thanks, real life, for getting in the way), I absolutely loved everything about it after I did finish. 
Definitely worth the read if you're a fan of horror.
4.5 stars! 

Author Bio
Tom Rimer is an author living in Foxborough, Massachusetts with his wife and two children. He is the author of THE GLOWING Trilogy. His short story "Clown" was published as part of the horror anthology, 13 Tales to Give You Night Terrors. His stand alone YA Gothic Horror novel, MALEVOLENT NEVERS, is due out from Shadow Spark Publishing on 12-3-21. Right now, he's probably lost in an old bookshop. You can find him on Twitter, musing about what he finds funny and talking about all bookish things @RimerTom

Follow him at:



No comments:

Post a Comment

Please try not to spam posts with the same comments over and over again. Authors like seeing thoughtful comments about their books, not the same old, "I like the cover" or "sounds good" comments. While that is nice, putting some real thought and effort in is appreciated. Thank you.