Did You Forget About Me by Andrew Cull
"He had written to me a month or so before he died. I'd ignored the letter the same way I ignored the others."
This is a really cool little tale that can be devoured in an hour. If you're into creepy things that roam in the night then this is the book for you.
Straightaway this book really intrigued me the tense foreboding atmosphere is perfectly accrued in a fast paced tale. Andrew Cull through his narration raises a lot of questions throughout this dark tale which leaves you desperate to read on and find out more.
Did You Forget About Me documents the tale of Cam and his sister Kelly travelling back to Thatcham in Berkshire to the cottage in which he had spent a turbulent but entirely forgotten chapter of his childhood. When Cam's estranged father dies suddenly he leaves the house to Cam alone, and they both travel there to seek closure from their monster father and to be free of it's grip on them.
But as they settle in to the secluded cottage memories come back in force and not only does he remember the abuse he suffered at the hands of his cruel father but also that of his dear childhood friend Sam with whom he was inseperable...
I really loved the title of this book, it makes perfect sense when you finish and really adds to the creepy vibe!
This is a small tale but it packs a big punch the ending was great and brutal. Andrew Cull really draws you in and quickly you feel really connected to Cam. This is a tale of loss and regrets and was quite moving in some parts as well as creepy! I was even more creeped out when I read this tale was inspired by real life events which he describes in the afterword.
About the Author
Andrew's first screenplay attracted the attention of
BAFTA award-winner, Philip Saville. He went on to
develop film projects with Hammer Films,
Paul W.S Anderson's Impact Pictures and
wrote for cult TV hit, 'Urban Gothic'. Alongside this,
Andy ran a video rental store in London with the
largest horror collection in the UK.
In 2007 he created the YouTube sensation,
'In the Dark'. Regarded as the first YouTube
horror series it is considered to have been the inspiration for such renowned projects as Marble Hornets. This was followed by his first feature, 'The Possession Of David O'Reilly'. It quickly garnered much praise and enjoyed a UK theatrical and DVD release with Momentum Pictures. In the US, it was picked up by IFC Films for VOD and DVD release.
Andy recently completed his first novel, 'Remains' and is in pre-production for his next horror feature.
Andy loves Horror and Hitchcock and, like you, he's not easily scared.