Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What is Chris Ewan reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Chris Ewan, author of Dark Tides: A Thriller.

His entry begins:
I am currently reading Night Watch by Terry Pratchett. I’ve never read any of Pratchett’s work before, which has been a major oversight by me and a persistent bugbear for my wife. My wife is a Discworld fan and has been telling me for years to try one of Pratchett’s books. She tends to remind me that I’m forever thrusting crime novels into her hands and telling her she must read them and that it’s way beyond time the tables were turned. She’s right, of course, and so not very long ago we took a drive out to the Discworld Emporium in Wincanton, Somerset, where my wife bought me a copy of Night Watch and I got my very own Discworld stamp to go along with it.

Turns out I am more of a fool than I realised because the book is a delight: droll, clever, full of energy and relentlessly inventive. I can already tell...[read on]
About Dark Tides, from the publisher:
When Claire Cooper was eight years old her mother mysteriously vanished during Hop-tu-naa, Halloween on the Isle of Man. At fourteen, Claire is still struggling to come to terms with her disappearance when she's befriended by a group of five teenagers who mark every Halloween by performing dares. But Claire's arrival begins to alter the group's dynamic until one year a prank goes terribly wrong, changing all their futures and tearing the friends apart.

Six years later, one of the friends is killed on Halloween in an apparent accident. But Claire, now a police officer, has her doubts. Is a single footprint found near the body a deliberate taunt? As another Halloween dawns, bringing with it another death and another footprint, Claire becomes convinced that somebody is seeking vengeance. But who? And which of the friends might be next? If she is going to stop a killer and unlock the dark secrets of her past, Claire must confront her deepest fears, before it's too late.

Chris Ewan, author of the stand alone thrillers Safe House and Dead Line, returns to the Isle of Man with Dark Tides-a thriller that will keep you up all night.
Learn more about the author and his work at Chris Ewan's website.

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