Review of The Dark Key by Graeme Winton
Book reviews , Horror / March 16, 2016

As soon as I have finished reading this book, I wondered: “ Is this story wholly invented or it instead contains a grain of truth”? I am discussing about The Dark Key, the horror book written by British author Graeme Winton. I don’t know because a similar book has not success yet. Its background is indeed dark, like the title, murky, creepy and the story is well intertwined. In this gloomy scenario, the author delves into the story and the life of a modest young Scottish Librarian called Matthew who, during a walk to a cliff, witnesses a gosthly apparition. Matthew suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, a mental illness who forces him to check if the gas control knob is turned off. But the ghost was not an hallucination but a real phenomenon that hides awful secrets. At this stage, the several chapters of the book split into two different epochs, the one of Matthew, namely the XXI century, and the Middle Age, around 1300 -1400 BC. In the past, indeed, in a French Abbey, it was consumed a sacrilege, a demon, under the form of a seducing girl, Mary, seduced and deceived a monk, Jonas. The wicked woman gave birth…