David Watkins lives in Devon in the UK with his wife, two sons and three legged dog. He is a teacher by day and writer whenever the day job allows. He has avidly read horror books since his teenage years and it remains a feature of the novels and stories he writes. The Original’s Return is his first novel and he is currently editing The Devil’s Inn, a horror story set on Dartmoor. He has published a short story “Presents of Mind” in the collection “When Red Snow Melts”, which also features two stories by best-selling author Joe R. Lansdale.
The Original's Return
“He’s tearing him apart! Help us, please, God help us!”
Sergeant Peter Knowles has seen it all: in Afghanistan he witnessed death on a level that no-one should walk away from. Returning to Britain, he jumps at the chance to lead a small team in Devon. The task sounds more like a holiday; exactly what Knowles and his men need.
The mission: watch Jack Stadler.
When the first dismembered body is found, Knowles begins to realise he has made a terrible mistake...
"proper British horror" - Mark Torley
First published June 2013
The opening chapter of The Original's Return
Horror Novel Reviews Presents: When Red Snow Melts