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The Children God Forgot

by Graham Masterton

Books of the Month Crime / Mystery Humour (fiction) Sci-Fi and Fantasy Spine-Chilling Fiction Star Books Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Children God Forgot

Oh wow, this is a stunningly readable supernatural crime horror. DS Jamila Patel and DC Jerry Pardoe investigate suspicious and unexplainable happenings in the sewers below London. The Children God Forgot includes the policing team from Ghost Virus, though you can easily read this as a standalone, which in my opinion is always the mark of a great book within a series. I love horror like this, it feels so real you could almost reach out and touch it (though you seriously wouldn’t want to!). While I didn’t want to run screaming, there is enough to make the hardiest of people wince and flinch. There is a goodly amount of horrific gore to be found within the pages including supernatural violence involving pregnancies. Graham Masterton has created a colourful and believable London, fabulously relatable characters, and a supernatural shockwave that carves its wave through both. A number of story lines converge, and meld into one cracking tale. There is a fine balance on hand, plenty of blood and guts yes, there is also fabulous writing, smirky humour, and thought-provoking themes waiting to be found. Raw and smart, the blast of horror from The Children God Forgot makes you wonder what the heck is beneath your feet. Loved it so much, it just has to sit as a LoveReading Star Book.

Liz Robinson

The Children God Forgot Synopsis

Forsake the living. Forget the dead. Fear the children... The brand new chilling page-turner from the master of horror


A young woman is rushed to the hospital with stabbing pains in her stomach. The chief surgeon delivers a living child with the face of an angel and the body of a tentacled monster. The doctors are unanimous that the baby must die.


Engineer Gemma is plunged into darkness in a tunnel beneath London. Before she escapes, a strange green light illuminates a cluster of ghostly figures. Gemma is certain they were children.


DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel, of Tooting Police, have investigated the occult before - but nothing as strange and horrible as what they must confront in the city sewers. Down here in the dark, where the dead come back to life, witchcraft is the only force strong enough to save you...

The Children God Forgot Press Reviews

'A true master of horror' James Herbert.

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ISBN: 9781800240209
Publication date: 04/02/2021
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781800240209
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Author: Graham Masterton
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, Humour, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Spine-Chilling Fiction, Star Books, Thriller / Suspense,
Collections: 80+ Humorous Novels - from Wry and Sly Observations to Outright Chuckles and Laughter., Spine-Chilling Fiction,
Categories: Horror & ghost stories, Thriller / suspense,

About Graham Masterton

Graham Masterton is best known as a writer of horror and thrillers, but his career as an author spans many genres, including historical epics and sex advice books. His first horror novel, The Manitou, became a bestseller and was made into a film starring Tony Curtis. In 2019, Graham was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association. He is also the author of the Katie Maguire series of crime thrillers, which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

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