My final of the day is a review of The Demon of Devilgate Drive by Colin Garrow.  This is Skeleton Cove Horror Book 1; the blog tour and review for book 2 is coming tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled!

book blurb & info

A murder in Nightmare Alley. A missing boy. A demon on the loose.

On the hunt for the elusive Jimmy Brick, 12-year-old Jeff and his pal Suzi find more than they bargained for at Harry McSpawn’s pool hall. But it’s a mysterious business card that gets Jeff wondering what it is that Jimmy has got himself into. Haunted by a series of nightmares, Jeff sets out to discover exactly what’s going on in Skeleton Cove, and why the long-dead Nathaniel Darke is still exerting his malevolent influence over the town.

THE DEMON OF DEVILGATE DRIVE is book #1 in this scary adventure series. If you like Goosebumps, you’ll love Skeleton Cove! Download your copy or buy the paperback version of The Demon of Devilgate Drive now. Just scroll to the top of the page and select BUY to start your adventure today!

Formats available: Paperback & eBook

Purchase Links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US


my thoughts

As it says above, if you’re a fan of Goosebumps then you’ll enjoy this!  This is a fab horror aimed at kids, but adults will enjoy this too.  Jeff and Suzi are tasked by one of their teachers to find their classmate Jimmy, but instead they find something grim……  The discovery leaves them with some bizarre clues and as they delve into to trying to solve the mystery, they get themselves in deeper trouble than they could have imagined.  With a demon on the loose, can they solve the mystery before anyone else disappears? And will anyone actually believe them?

Jeff and Suzi are both fab characters.  Young, stupid at times but brave, they get involved with things that most children (and adults!) wouldn’t.  Their determination to solve the mystery is brilliant; they literally won’t stop despite a number of warnings.

The level of horror in this is just right for kids; nothing too gruesome, but I can imagine if you’re younger parts of this will be pretty scary which is what you want with a horror!

The storyline is brilliant; and the mystery keeps you enthralled.  I had no idea about some of the twists in this which was fab!  I loved the town of Skeleton Cove, with the streets all have spooky names.  I’d love to visit and do some ghost hunting there as I’m sure it would be rife!

Overall a great horror book for children, with a fab mystery which will keep them engrossed; great characters and a great setting!  If your kids like horror (or you’re looking for something fun, a little spooky and easy to read) then check this out.  Recommended by me.



about the author

True-born Geordie Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland and has worked in a plethora of professions including taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate. Colin has published three stage plays, six adventures for middle grade readers, two books of short stories, the Watson Letters series and the Terry Bell Mysteries. His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including: SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Grind, A3 Review, Inkapture and Scribble Magazine. These days he lives in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he writes novels, stories. poems and the occasional song.

Where to find Colin online: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Website (adults) ~ Website (children’s) ~ Website (The Watson Letters) ~ Instagram ~ Smashwords ~ Amazon Author Page

Thank you to Emma at for arranging a copy of the book for me, and to Colin and the publisher for providing it.  All views and opinions are my own.

Well that’s it for todays so I’ll leave you all in peace for the day! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to check out my review of Book 2, The curse of Calico Jack……

Have a wonderful day lovelies.

Chelle x

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