Every year across the world thousands of people disappear. Many return home safe and well. Some are never found. A select few end up far from home, harvested by two feuding brothers who need their blood. How on Earth can this happen? It doesn’t happen on Earth.
“A dark debut will leave you breathless”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Amazon Customer
Phil Price gradually brings the strands of several tenuously connected tales into a weave of terror-fantasy: “Unknown”. Ex-policeman Jake Stevenson is the main protagonist who is at his lowest ebb after the death of his wife and child. Things don’t get any better as he sees his life totally stamped on and ripped to shreds when it is already upside down. Jake painstakingly unravels a mystery with roots in the distant past, dreadfully unaware his meddling is leading to an inevitable appointment with a spine-chilling nemesis in Smeets. You will have to experience the book yourself to discover the outcome, but it is well worth the effort as Mr Price delivers heart-stopping shock after heart-stopping shock. A superb debut.
About the Author
Phil Price was born in Sutton Coldfield in 1974. He lived in various places until his family settled in Rednal, Birmingham in 1979. Growing up with and older brother and sister he always flirted with reading as there was always books lying on shelves around the house. Then in 1997 he embarked on a travel expedition that took him from Greece to Thailand, via East and Southern Africa. Sitting in dusty bus stations in Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi gave him the opportunity to ignite his imagination fully. Since those far off days he has never been without a book to read.
He toyed with the idea of writing a book in 2009. After writing a few short stories he caught a whiff of a story in his head. It grew and grew in 2010 until he had enough to begin. Marriage and two children came along, with the story being moved to the back burner for periods of time. However during those periods of writing inactivity the story continued to evolve until it just needed to be written down.
The book was littered with places that had influenced Phil’s life. From the Lickey Hills In Birmingham, to the Amatola Mountains in South Africa with other locations, in-between and far beyond.
The book was finished sometime in 2014 and was left on his computer, until a chance conversation with an author friend made Phil take the bold step to publish his story, Unknown.