In the run-up to the next ‘Scardiff’ horror expo, I’ve just read and reviewed Adam Nevill’s novel ‘The Ritual’ (2011).  This really is a book of two halves.  An incredible first half – packed with atmosphere, horror and suspense.  Followed on by a strange ‘Black Metal’ influenced latter half – which just feels completely out of place with the earlier portion of the book.

Strange, and ultimately a little disappointing.  But nevertheless well worth a read.