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URBAN MYTH ( Scroll down for reader reviews )

James Raven URBAN MYTH It’s the holiday home from hell, deep in an ancient English forest where no one can hear your screams.

Something horrific is going on in the house – something that defies the imagination.

Even hardened detective Jeff Temple, hunting down a brutal killer, is shocked to discover the chilling secret.

When American Jack Keaton decides to take his family to the house on vacation, he gets a phone call from a mystery woman.

She gives him a stark warning: You have to stay away from this place…your family will not be safe here. Cancel your plans and go on holiday somewhere else.

But Keaton ignores the warning.

He brings his wife and two children over from Texas for what he hopes will be the trip of a lifetime.

As soon as the family arrives, their nightmare begins.

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Reader Reviews

“Well this kept me up until very late at night. Not only is it gripping, but pretty terrifying at times. If you are faint of heart, then you've been warned! I read this book in one sitting and was impressed with the quality of the writing as well as the characterisation. In stories like this, you need to feel attached to the characters to want them to survive their ordeal. The setting is perfect. Well-described without being overly detailed and you really get a feel for it. The story in general is very well-plotted and I would expect more horror/thriller fans to become thoroughly immersed. I will be reading more books by this author!”
Amazon Revew

“I'd read Rollover by the same author and really enjoyed it, so I thought I'd give this new one a go! I really wasn't disappointed. It's as good - if not better - than Rollover and kept me reading in suspense. I don't want to give away the ending, but it's well worth the read! 5/5,”
Amazon Reader.

“Wow this novel hooks the reader's interest from the very beginning right to the end. I meant to have a quick look at the prologue and found myself still reading an hour later! This, to me is the measure of a very good book. I felt compelled to read it at every opportunity. The author James Raven's style of writing is captivating and gripping. He is an accomplished writer. The excellent plot flows along seamlessly from chapter to chapter and is well paced. The writing is tight and uncluttered which I really like. You get a real feel for the main characters and the stark terror that they are going through. I was living the nightmare with the characters in this book! The ending is tense and horrifying with a twist in the tale! The novel could easily be basis for a great film. I will definitely be looking out for other books by this author starting with the Jeff Temple series. I really enjoyed this excellent novel.”
Amazon Reader.

“I've read a lot of books this year and this is without a doubt the BEST one yet. My jaw dropped so many times I lost count. Thrilling plot. Excellent character development. Fantastic twists and turns. Indeed I was drawn in from the first page to the last. I read this book in one sitting. I will be looking forward to his next work. Raven has written a breathtakingly exciting novel which is worth every penny!”
Amazon Reader.

"I had already read Rollover, also by James Raven and had thoroughly enjoyed it. So I was very interested to see if Urban Myth lived up to my expectations. And it did! It is a real page-turner and managed to keep me awake long into the night. The writing is fast-paced, full of tension and plenty of unexpected twists and turns."
Newbooks Magazine Review

“This is an exceptional book and a real heart-stopper. I bought it after reading a magazine review in which the writer said it's so scary that it shouldn't be read before bedtime! Well I can confirm that it's frighteningly good with more than a few nightmarish events that happen after a young family move into a remote holiday home. The story involves murder and kidnap and a lot more besides. For me the ending was both shocking and totally unexpected. Urban Myth fully deserves five stars.”
Book Depository review.

“I bought this book when it was officially launched by the author at Waterstones. I started reading it the same night and honestly could not put it down. It is a terrific thriller with lots of twists and turns. It's also pretty scary and would make a great movie. It involves a family from America who go to stay in an isolated holiday home in England. Soon after they arrive a woman's body is found in a shallow grave and then strange and disturbing things start to happen. It all builds up to a stunning climax. Highly recommended.”
Waterstones review.

“Urban Myth is a cracking good read. It's about a family holiday that turns into a nightmare. The writing is fast and furious and the plot is wickedly good. It's scary as well as thrilling and I challenge anyone not to be glued to the pages from start to finish.”
Book Depository review.

“Urban Myth is a terrific book. It's a fast-paced thriller with lots of shocks that are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. The tension is almost unbearable at times and the ending is diabolically good.”
Book Depository review.

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