“St Neith: A Thrilling Horror Novella of Alien Spiders and Teenage Friendship”

Sep 19, 2023
St Neith by David Watkins HORROR BOOK REVIEW

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise! And I don’t mean any teddy bear picnic.   St Neith will leave you terrified and craving for more!”

David Watkins returns with another thrilling horror novella that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. In “St Neith,” Watkins showcases his talent for crafting a fast-paced and action-packed narrative, taking readers on a terrifying journey into the world of alien spiders.

From the very beginning, Watkins sets the stage for an intense and suspenseful story. A group of teenage friends embarks on a night of mischief in the local woods, only to stumble upon an invasion of monstrous alien spiders. The mere idea of enlarged arachnids is enough to send shivers down the spine, but Watkins takes it a step further, skillfully blending elements of teenage love and friendship to create a captivating and compelling read.

What sets “St Neith” apart is Watkins’ ability to infuse emotional depth into the heart of the narrative. Amidst the chaos and fear, the bonds of friendship are tested and true love tries to find a way. The characters are well-developed, and their struggles and sacrifices resonate with the reader, adding an extra layer of engagement to the story.

One of the strengths of this novella is the deliberate ambiguity surrounding the invaders. Watkins cleverly leaves the question of who they are and why they have come unanswered, focusing instead on the themes of survival and camaraderie. This approach heightens the suspense and maintains a sense of mystery throughout the book.

Watkins’ writing style is engaging and immersive. He expertly builds tension and delivers gripping action sequences, keeping readers hooked until the very end. The final reveal is a satisfying culmination of the story, leaving readers yearning for more from this world and its fantastic storytelling.

St Neith is a must-read for fans of creature feature horror and those who enjoy a gripping, character-driven narrative. David Watkins has once again proven himself to be a master of the genre, delivering an enthralling and unputdownable novella. Highly recommended for those seeking a thrilling reading experience.


St Neith by David Watkins

Something has arrived in the woods … and it’s hungry.

So very, very hungry….

(with a cover by Adrian Baldwin)

A horrible, crawling, creeping tale that – if you’re anything like me – will have you checking the corners of every room you enter for the next decade. – Happy Goat Horror

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