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Tale of horror in the Lickey Hills

Posted on November 30 2015 at 11:09:37

Phil

A former resident of Rednal has given the Village area a starring role in his debut novel.

Phil Price, who now lives in Bromsgrove but spent his formative years at the foot of the Lickeys, has written a horror fantasy tale involving vampires and alternate reality, for which he says the reader will need an open mind.

Unknown is about an ex-cop from Rednal who, after a personal tragedy, becomes a private investigator and stumbles across something very scary,” says Phil, who was inspired by the supernatural elements in his favourite books by the likes of Stephen King and Clive Cussler.

Phil started writing as a hobby (”my wife told me it was a waste of time!”) and took three or four years to complete his story. He then put it to one side after his son was born last year, and didn’t think about it again until a friend had a book published.

“Someone mentioned my book to her, and she arranged for a proof reader to take a look at it,” Phil recalls. “He told me that it was very good, and that I shouldn’t just leave it sitting on my computer – I was shocked!”

Deciding that he would always regret it if he didn’t have the novel published, Phil took the plunge last month and has had a few sales already.

“I’m not expecting to sell millions, but at least I can say I did it.”

Unknown is available via Amazon as a paperback (£8.70) and a Kindle edition (£2.50).

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