As I said, the situation that Peter Ford, his partner and their two young children find themselves in is not unique, they nevertheless have to find their way out of this non-existent town called Underwood, that exists in a 1970's time-warp and is ruled by a triumverate of evil; a sheriff, a judge and a vicar. To complicate matters some demonic form of creature lives in the woods that surround the town and requires to be fed at regular intervals with his favourite delicacy; fresh human meat. I won't spoil the story for anyone, but really Griffiths get his characterizations spot on and you do identify with them. Equally some of the little plot twists are well thought out and clever. I was impressed by many of the ideas he brought into his tale.
I understand Colin Griffiths is a new writer and from what I can see on his Amazon page, already a very prolific one. It is wonderful that new writers with a story to tell and a passion for telling it are now able to access the world of publishing. It appears to me that Griffiths is well worthy of this new breed and I will definitely be reading his other books in the future.
If you like your supernatural fantasies, with a good spoonful of normal life then Underwood is a great book for you. I would highly recommend this book and hence the five stars I was happy to give it. I am looking forward to hs future releases.