"Others" by James Herbert is a spine-chilling horror novel that delves into the concept of evil and the supernatural. Set in a quaint English village, eerie events begin to unfold, leading our protagonist to unearth a dark and sinister secret.
The tale follows Nicholas Dismas, an ex-priest who has lost his faith and become a private investigator. Hired to look into the mysterious disappearance of a young girl, he stumbles upon a connection to a group of individuals known as "The Others." As he digs deeper into their hidden world, he realizes that they are far more sinister and wicked than just a simple cult.
Herbert's writing style is captivating and atmospheric, using vivid descriptions and skillful imagery to create a haunting and chilling ambience. The characters are well-rounded and authentic, with Dismas being a flawed and intricate protagonist grappling with his own inner demons while working on the case.