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    • Publication date:24 Sep 2015

The Watchers

a chilling tale based on true events

By Neil Spring

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A chilling tale based on true events from the bestselling author of The Ghost Hunters, now a major ITV drama starring Rafe Spall

A chilling tale based on true events from the bestselling author of The Ghost Hunters, now a major ITV drama starring Rafe Spall

A chilling tale based on true events.

At the height of the Cold War, officials investigated a series of unusual events that occurred along a strip of rugged Pembrokeshire coastline nicknamed 'The Broad Haven Triangle'. The events made national headlines: lights and objects hovering in the sky, ghostly figures peering into farmhouse windows...

Thirty years later, official files were finally released for public scrutiny at the National Archives. The disclosure prompted a new witness to come forward to speak of what he knew. His testimony rocked the very foundations of the British Government.

This is his story.

Biographical Notes

Neil Spring was born in south Wales in 1981. He started writing at the age of twenty-eight. Between 1999 and 2002 he studied philosophy, politics and economics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 2013 he published The Ghost Hunters, a paranormal thriller based on the life of Harry Price. The Ghost Hunters received outstanding reviews and has been adapted into a major television drama under the title Harry Price: Ghost Hunter for ITV. Neil is Welsh and lives in London. The Watchers is his second novel. You can contact him on Twitter @NeilSpring or visit him at www.neilspring.com.

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A unique story based on true events, with a stunning conclusion and an unpredictable plot, this is for those who like their Halloween stories to be a little more otherworldly. Fans of Netflix series Stranger Things will especially enjoy it — Enfield Independent
Spring's fast-paced but often deliciously creepy novel has an orphaned hero, a spooky, isolated farmhouse and things that go bump in the night . . . highly readable — Herald
The Watchers cements [Neil Spring's] place in the ranks of writers you should be paying attention to — Ginger Nuts of Horror
A triumph of creativity . . . Pick it up as soon as you can and see if you can unravel the mystery of the Broad Haven Triangle - the conclusion will shock and amaze you — Vada Magazine
Another glorious read from Neil Spring. Truly original, captivating and mysterious — Starburst Magazine
An explosive new novel — Express
Set amidst inexplicable goings-on along the Pembrokeshire coastline and Cold War coverups from the Ministry of Defence, The Watchers is a gripping paranormal mystery that intertwines the imaginative and the suspenseful with true historical events — Foyles Bookshop
There's something irresistible about the way each layer of the mystery is peeled back, and Neil Spring has a wicked turn of phrase. His description of the Watchers is the kind of thing you remember in the middle of the night — SFX
Watch the Skies in Spring's spooky story of 1970s paranoia, UFOs and the haunting of an entire village — Observer
Welsh author Spring's follow-up to his acclaimed The Ghost Hunters sees the residents of a remote coastal village spooked by unusual goings on during the Cold War era. Intertwining real historical events with action conjured from his own bottomless imagination, The Watchers is a mysterious and unsettling read — Mashable
Spring's fast-paced but often deliciously creepy novel has an orphaned hero, a spooky, isolated farmhouse and things that go bump in the night . . . highly readable — Herald Scotland
Another glorious read from Neil Spring. Truly original, captivating and mysterious — Starburst Magazine
The Watchers cements [Neil Spring's] place in the ranks of writers you should be paying attention to — Ginger Nuts of Horror
A triumph of creativity . . . Pick it up as soon as you can and see if you can unravel the mystery of the Broad Haven Triangle - the conclusion will shock and amaze you — Vada Magazine
An explosive new novel — Express
Set amidst inexplicable goings-on along the Pembrokeshire coastline and Cold War coverups from the Ministry of Defence, The Watchers is a gripping paranormal mystery that intertwines the imaginative and the suspenseful with true historical events — Foyles Bookshop
Packs in more unexplainable incidents than a whole season of The X-Files - plus a generous dollop of Cold War paranoia . . . There's something irresistible about the way each layer of the mystery is peeled back, and Neil Spring has a wicked turn of phrase. His description of the Watchers is the kind of thing you remember in the middle of the night — SFX
Watch the Skies in Spring's spooky story of 1970s paranoia, UFOs and the haunting of an entire village — Observer
Welsh author Spring's follow-up to his acclaimed The Ghost Hunters sees the residents of a remote coastal village spooked by unusual goings on during the Cold War era. Intertwining real historical events with action conjured from his own bottomless imagination, The Watchers is a mysterious and unsettling read — Tim Chester, Mashable
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