"[A] skilful, gradual escalation of detail, a suggestiveness reminiscent of Ramsey Campbell."
- Gary Fry
|cover art by Neil Williams|
Twenty years ago at college, Martin, Paul, Jane and Gwen were members of the GLUE Club - the Gaffney Legendary Urban Explorers - run by the charismatic Tom. Now, following his mysterious death, they agree to meet up again and undertake one final exploration to honour his name.
Aside from Paul who never left, none of them has been back to Gaffney since and the reunion is awkward, re-opening old wounds. As they begin to explore the long-abandoned Pocock Factory, it seems they might be intruding on something better left alone. As they succumb, one by one, to the spirits in the darkness, it quickly becomes a battle to see who will survive the night...
Although The Factory is set in Gaffney (I've now added a canal to my fictional town, plus built in some nods to older stories), the building itself is based on one I pass every day on my walk (and, when I was in the Sixth Form, I used to work in part of it as my summer job).
|The real-life inspiration for Pocock's, the long-since abandoned factory on Rushton Road, Rothwell|
Gary Fry has posted an early review of the novella, which you can read here.
The novella is now available for pre-order at Amazon
More details to come...