Monday, February 03, 2020

What is Kevin Wignall reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Kevin Wignall, author of The Names of the Dead.

About the book, from the publisher:
I'm a slow reader anyway, but when I'm writing I struggle to read at all. So when I hand in a manuscript, which I've just done, I make up for it. I get sent a lot of ARCs and I've just read two by British writers, We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker, and Beast by Matt Wesolowski. I know both authors, and that always makes me a little nervous - what if I hate the book? Fortunately, I loved both of these, the first set in California, the second in post-industrial northern England, but both dealing with communities torn apart by...[read on]
About The Names of the Dead, from the publisher:
They locked him up. Now he’s out—for revenge.

Former CIA officer James ‘Wes’ Wesley paid the ultimate price for his patriotism when he was locked up in a French jail for an anti-terror operation gone wrong—abandoned by the Agency he served, shunned by his colleagues and friends, cut off from his family.

Now he is shattered by the news that his ex-wife, Rachel, a State Department analyst, has been killed in a terrorist attack in Spain. He also discovers that his young son, Ethan, is missing. But Wes didn’t know he had a son—until now.

Why was Rachel in Spain? And why did she keep his son secret from him?

Granted early release, Wes takes flight across Europe to search for the truth and exact his revenge. But can he catch the spies who betrayed him before they track him down? In order to find the answers and save his son, Wes realises he must confront the dark secrets in his own past—before it’s too late.
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