Cover Reveal – The Creeper by A.M. Shine

Last year I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Shine’s debut novel The Watchers which I loved. So when Aries reached out asking if I’d like to take part in the cover reveal for Shine’s latest novel, how could I say no?

Publisher: Aries
Publication Date:
Length: 240 pages
Gothic Horror

Superstitions only survive if people believe in them…

Renowned academic Dr Sparling seeks help with his project on a remote Irish village. Historical researchers Ben and Chloe are thrilled to be chosen—until they arrive…

The village is isolated and forgotten. There is no record of its history, its stories. There is no friendliness from the locals, only wary looks and whispers. The villagers lock down their homes at sundown. A nameless fear stalks the streets…

Nobody will talk—nobody except one little girl. Her story strikes dread into the hearts of the newcomers. Three times you see him. Each night he comes closer…

That night, Ben and Chloe see a sinister figure watching them. He is the Creeper. He is the nameless fear in the night. Stories keep him alive. And nothing will keep him away…


Drag to reveal the cover…

As well as the book, I also loved The Watchers‘ cover, so I’m thrilled that The Creeper is staying in the same style. It feels like the perfect wrapping for Shine’s novels with the stripped-back return to the classic Gothic Horror genre, where the characters are alone and isolated by the intense landscape – all highlighted through the minimalist design.

I also really love the touch of the landscape making up the silhouettes, to me it simultaneously shows how the characters can become ensnared by their surroundings yet also makes you feel as if the landscape is a character in the tale…!

What are your thoughts on the cover?

About the Author

A.M. Shine writes in the Gothic horror tradition. Born in Galway, Ireland, he received his Master’s Degree in History there before sharpening his quill and pursuing all things literary and macabre. His stories have won the Word Hut and Bookers Corner prizes and he is a member of the Irish Writers Centre. His debut novel, The Watchers, has been critically acclaimed. The Creeper is his second full-length novel. 

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