Books

Gavin Hetherington is most notably the author of the currently-running Abyssal Sanctuary series. Here is a list of books that Gavin Hetherington has written.

Abyssal Sanctuary series


1. Remnants of the Damned (2013)

Within the town of Lakefield View, five young employees of a picturesque café become embroiled in a startling mystery that has deep roots to their forgotten childhood. Justin, Tiffany, Christina, Eric and Carmen have no choice but to play along in the never-ending horror movie that has now become their lives.

The cataclysmic event of a family member getting killed right in front of their eyes sends each character down a gradual path to shocking truths. As the bodies in Lakefield View pile up and the secrets get darker, the five friends fight to survive, finding it harder and harder to keep their heads above increasingly murkier water. At first glance, this town looks just like any other, but as the friends begin to realise, the town itself and the people inside are not quite right.

Witness the birth of fear in the first book of the ‘Abyssal Sanctuary’ series, Remnants of the Damned where you are welcome to Lakefield View, a town you may enter but if you leave, you will die. But the question remains – would you rather leave and die, or stay and wonder what will kill you? After all, the only thing worse than being alone in the dark, is finding out you're not…




2. Ashes of the Innocent (2014-15)

One week has passed since the Bellisario family massacre and the staff of the Pandora Café try their best to move on from the fateful night they endured. But still they need answers and unfortunately for them, they are going to get some in the cruelest ways imaginable.

Christina Mayer still searches for her missing brother and friend and is sent to a town beneath Lakefield View to save them, but what will she find when she gets there? Tiffany Hawkins wakes up in a coffin buried in the graveyard and finds herself at the mercy of a satanic cult that don’t want to let her go without getting what they wanted. Justin Rutherford digs into his missing boyfriend’s past when some shocking revelations come to light while also learning more about the sadistic spirit world he is now a part of. Eric Watson learns the hard way of his girlfriend’s secret and pays the price for being a good guy, learning that in order to be a good guy, he has to make some bad decisions; and Carmen Stevens has to deal with the fallout from being caught with her deceased brother and is kicked out of her home, but finds refuge at a loving couple’s home. Only thing is, the only love the couple feels is the love to kill.

Despite their personal dilemmas, the characters’ storylines again entwine until they are left fighting for their lives from past foes to reach a chilling climax. Every scandalous secret is exposed, answers lurk behind every tombstone and new questions arise in Lakefield View as a race against the clock makes their deaths just a matter of time.




3. Rise of the Ripper (2016-17)

The Ripper Rises, the Witches Return, and Everyone's Life is at Stake!

Justin, Tiffany, Eric, Christina and Carmen may all be alive following their showdown with the cannibalistic family that were stalking them, but they've set in motion a grisly legacy that will further expose their darkest secrets and force them to continue fighting for their lives. Their dark night is far from over and they have more enemies trying to kill them than ever before.

As the friends navigate the many mysteries and events that surround them, a power outage plunges Lakefield View into complete and utter darkness. For a whole night, the Ripper will roam the streets of the town, seeking vengeance on the person that killed its gypsy mother. That may be the least of their problems. Evil witches begin to make the town their home while seducing one of them to the dark art of witchcraft, all the while friends and family are in danger of dying the closer they get to the truth - and more of them do.

The nightmare never ends in Lakefield View. With the chilling conclusion of 'Ashes of the Innocent' being resolved in a jaw-dropping way, and Rippers, stalkers, unknown enemies and witches targeting the five friends, never before have their lives been in more danger.




UPCOMING TITLES
4. City of the Dead (2017-)
5. Decaying of the Shadows (TBA)
More to be revealed...

Novellas

Fen of Stagnant Waters: A Ghost Story (October 31, 2016)

'Why are you breathing so loudly?' He asked.
'I'm not,' I replied.

In 1840, Rowena Holloway lost her husband and baby in one fateful night, and the sighting of a figure over her baby's cot is the only memory she has of that event. Five years later, following the death of her Aunt, Rowena travels from London to the North of England to attend the funeral. She finds herself in the small village of Grasmere in the Lake District, a place where ghostly superstitions are more authentic than she ever realised possible.

A sceptic Rowena brushes off the notion of the paranormal, but as she becomes entangled in a mystery that has seen the deaths of several children in Grasmere, as well as the extinction of an entire family, she starts to believe in the world of vengeful spirits and deathly omens. She will have to unlock the secrets to the ghostly world that has now opened up to her, or she will end up as one of them.

Someone is after her, and something has caught her attention.



Short Stories

1. "Vanquished" in Telling T.A.L.E.S. Adventures Into Fiction Vol. 1 (November 30, 2006)
2. "The Christmas Fawn" in NCLA Review (April 23, 2015)
3. "Goodnight, Tom" in NCLA Review (October 28, 2015)
4. "Jack-In-The-Box" in Sharing Nightmares (October 8, 2016)
5. "Fawn" in Snow: Stories of Forbidden Love (May 9, 2017)