The Dunfield Terror
Some of my major influences are on show - Lovecraft of course is obvious from the title, the cover and the subject matter, but there's also John Wyndham in there, and more than a touch of old Professor Quatermass, along with possibly bits of Doctor Who's more trippy adventures in the timey-wimey stuff.
I had an awful lot of fun with this one. I hope my readers do too.
We have plenty of winter storms around these parts, and sitting in the midst of one I heard the heavy plow go past and wondered, "what if there were a monster in the storm? What would the plowman do?"
The story took off from there, with the help of Dunfield Bay, which is a prime whale watching site I've visited on numerous ocassions. Most of the locations in this book exist. None of the people do...as far as I know.
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It starts with a strange glowing fog that arrives at the height of a snowstorm.
A terror from the past has returned, bringing with it death and destruction that threatens to overrun the town. The old stories tell of a post-war experiment gone wrong, one that opened the way for the fog — or whatever was behind it — to begin its reign of terror.
A small team of workmen are the last hope to keep their town alive through the long, storm-filled night. But the many horrors that await them are beyond anyone’s worst nightmares.
It's a cracking tale; the sort of thing you might love if you wished for a story collaboration by H. G. Wells and H. P. Lovecraft, but with Willie Meikle's very own distinct style... Another cracking, pulpy tale from William Meikle. - GINGER NUTS OF HORROR
A taut, fast-paced and at times uncomfortably claustrophobic piece of writing that easily crosses through the Horror and Cthulhu Mythos genres, The Dunfield Terror is another masterpiece from Mr Meikle – one that should grace the bookshelf (electronic or otherwise) of any fan of those genres, or simply those who appreciate fine writing. - THE SCI-FI AND FANTASY REVIEWER
For the Lovecraft fan and the Chuthlu Mythos enthusiasts, this is a must read but it is also essential for those who want to read the best in contemporary horror. - The Novel Pursuit
Superbly paced with wonderfully open, and likeable characters that help this story flow across the pages at a wonderful tempo. Sometimes edge of your seat stuff and other times set slow so you can become totally engrossed in the story that’s being told. This is a masterpiece - Confessions of a Reviewer
Scary, slimy fun with just enough gross out factor to make the reader queasy but not so much as to become gratuitous. This is just a very good horror novel. - Examiner.com
This novel would have made a classic spine chiller of a movie for Hammer Films. - Reclusive Reads
What a chilling, terrifying read this was! - Cat After Dark
I’d love to see this book optioned for a TV miniseries. - British Fantasy Society.