The nightmare is here…

Renata Wakefield, a traumatised romance author 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.

Read the opening three chapters here

“I’m still a little speechless when it comes to FOR RYE. It’s overwhelmingly good. I devoured this book in just over a day. I was left slightly traumatised with it playing on my mind, so there is no doubt the author achieved his goal. Bravo.”
-Becky Wright, Platform House Publishing

“This is a relentlessly bleak love letter to the horror genre. Not an easy read, and certainly not for the squeamish, but a bold and memorable book, big on ideas and bursting at the seams with creativity and unpredictability.”
-Richard Martin,

“Gardiner writes with an acid wit and an impressive grip on what it takes to horrify. FOR RYE is a full-on demonic chalice overflowing with evil deeds and mind-bending situations.”
-Matt Adcock, author of Complete Darkness

“FOR RYE is not an easy read for anyone with mental illness, but I will tell you this: it was one of the most cathartic experiences of my life. Gavin Gardiner gave me a character that I could see myself in: she was broken, manipulated, meek. And I was rooting for her to come back strong and solve this mystery. I was ready to see her get her life back.”
-Victoria Gross,

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