Writer of the murderous and the macabre

Renata Wakefield, a traumatised novelist on the brink of suicide, is drawn back to her childhood hometown following her mother’s ritualistic murder. Before long, she becomes ensnared in the mysteries of Millbury Peak as one question lies heavy:

Who killed Sylvia Wakefield?

As the answer draws nearer, as madness continues to envelope the quaint country town, Renata will come to realise that the key to all this insanity lies with one man – the world’s leading writer of horror fiction. His name is Quentin C. Rye, and he will guide her to the revelation that true madness lies within.

Discovering that the darkness of her family’s history runs deeper than she ever could have imagined, Renata Wakefield’s eyes will finally be opened to one single, hideous truth, which will awaken a long dormant evil.

Some truths are best left buried.

“Gardiner writes with an acid wit and an impressive grip on what it takes to horrify. Be warned that there are scenes that are extreme; FOR RYE is no lightweight horror but a full-on demonic chalice overflowing with evil deeds and mind-bending situations. I’ll be excited to see what Gardiner writes next. This is an impressive debut by the potential new king of UK horror.”

My debut horror novel FOR RYE is now available!



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