Silverweed Road

By Simon Crook

‘Crook has stepped on to the gore-slicked stage with a deliciously gruesome portfolio of twisty tales’

’Plenty of creepy fun to be had’

There’s a new horror behind every door…

Welcome to Silverweed Road – a once quiet suburban street where nothing is quite as it seems. In this macabre collection of twisted tales, were-foxes prowl, a swimming pool turns predatory, a haunted urn plots revenge and a darts player makes a deal with the devil himself.

As the residents vanish one by one, a sinister mystery slowly unpeels, lurking in the Woods at the road’s dead-end.

Creepy, chilling, and witty by turn, Silverweed Road deals in love, loss, isolation, loneliness, obsession, greed,and revenge.

Come take a walk through suburban hell. The neighbours will be dying to meet you …

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 14 Sep 2023
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0-00-847997-8
Simon Crook has been a film journalist for over twenty years, visiting film sets and interviewing talent for Empire magazine.A new and exciting voice in domestic horror, he is perfectly placed to translate the recent successes of the genre from the silver screen to the written word – while adding something new and wholly his own.

‘A deliciously gruesome portfolio of twisty tales. You’ll find shades of Dahl…But what sets the stories apart is the visceral accuracy of the writing, which can infect a garden swimming pool with dread, or quite believably turn a man into a fox’DAILY MAIL -

‘Terrifying’TIMEOUT -

‘Clever, knowing, and sly’SAGA -

‘This brilliant collection of stories includes murderous magpies, a sinister swimming pool, and brims with a a dark, witty sense of menace’BEST -

‘Entertaining, quirky and more than a little hair-raising, this is a collection of stories which revels in atmospheric old-school horror’FANTASY HIVE -

‘Short story and speculative fiction fans have a spine-tingling treat in store for them. SILVERWEED ROAD by debut Simon Crook is an intoxicating and chilling cocktail of J.G. Ballard, Roald Dahl, and Clive Barker. Impossible not to down it in one’Emlyn Rees, author of WANTED -