Cover reveal for The Watchers by A.M. Shine


​We are thrilled to share the cover for A.M Shine’s debut fiction title, The Watchers! Shine’s first book and a second title were sold by John Baker to Holly Domney at Aries Fiction, an imprint of Head of Zeus.

You can’t see them. But they can see you.

This forest isn’t charted on any map. Every car breaks down at its treeline. Mina’s is no different. Left stranded, she is forced into the dark woodland only to find a woman shouting, urging Mina to run to a concrete bunker. As the door slams behind her, the building is besieged by screams.

Mina finds herself in a room with a wall of glass, and an electric light that activates at nightfall, when the Watchers come above ground. These creatures emerge to observe their captive humans and terrible things happen to anyone who doesn’t reach the bunker in time.

Afraid and trapped among strangers, Mina is desperate for answers. Who are the Watchers and why are these creatures keeping them imprisoned, keen to watch their every move?

Publishing October 2021

A.M Shine has said:

I am thrilled to have signed with Holly and Aries. It is every horror writer’s dream to find the perfect home for their work and I count myself lucky to have done just that. I know that together we are going to terrify a lot of people. And that is all I have ever really wanted.

Holly Domney, editor at Aries has said:

Alan weaves a haunting thrilling tale in his stunning debut. The Watchers is utterly unique and completely compulsive - I’m still jumping at my reflection in the window when the evenings get dark…

John Baker has said:

I loved The Watchers from the very first page, and even now the twists and turns still get my heart racing, Alan is stupendous talent and I’m so thrilled that Holly and her brilliant Aries list are going to be the ones to bring Alan’s special kind of horror to the world.