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Malevolent Nevers by Tom Rimer

(Ad) Good Morning. Today I have a review today for you for the horror novel Malevolent Nevers by Tom Rimer. Thank you to Zoé-Lee at ZooLoo Book Tours and Tom for providing me an e-copy of this book to read and review.


‘Tis thy turn.
Abel Ward just wants to reconnect with his son. After having been a ghost for seventeen years, he’s returned and trying to be a parent again. He doesn’t want to mess it up. If only he knew where to start.

Here they wait for all our evers.
Simi Ward wants his dad to leave him alone. He’s happy just hanging with his girlfriend, Mags, and though Abel is trying, it’s far too late. Sometimes you really can’t make up for lost time.

Our demons to bear.
And when a mysterious midnight call summons them both to an old family estate in New England, neither could have expected what would be lying in wait. An ancient evil so rooted in the story of their ancestors, it’d be impossible to dig up.

Our demons to share.
Will the secret remain buried, or will Simi and Abel finally learn the truth? Does knowing the truth do anything to stop the evil from spreading?

Sometimes they be locked away, where no one can see ’em, outter sight.

Sometimes they be a droolin’ face, starin’ in through ‘yer winder, in the dead of the night!


I am a new reader to Tom Rimer and being a fan of horror I was instantly intrigued by the blurb.

Not one to be easily disappointed I was gripped from the first page. The introduction to Simi and Mags pulled us in and we were put straight into the relationship between them and Simi and his father, Abe.

The pace was absolutely perfect and I adored the description of places, feeling and emotion that Rimer writes. I could picture the Ward house in my minds eye in a way that would undoubtedly drag me inside despite its gothically creepy charm.

I really liked the creepy Malevolent Nevers and how they were described. The reaction to them by the cast of characters and how it all came together was so well done and it left me reading long into the dark nightly hours finding myself jumping at the Foxes howls from nearby fields.

If you are a fan of creepy horrors with a supernatural element then I would recommend this book for you 100%. Brilliant book that ticks all the boxes.

Author Bio

Tom Rimer is an author living in Foxborough, Massachusetts with his wife and two children. He is the author of THE GLOWING Trilogy. His short story “Clown” was published as part of the horror anthology, 13 Tales to Give You Night Terrors. His stand alone YA Gothic Horror novel, MALEVOLENT NEVERS, is due out from Shadow Spark Publishing on 12-3-21. Right now, he’s probably lost in an old bookshop. You can find him on Twitter, musing about what he finds funny and talking about all bookish things @RimerTom

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Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

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