Focusing on three main characters, A Flash of Red details the chaos that ensues when mental illness invades our most intimate relationships. Professor Anna Klein and her husband, Sean, are a young couple each struggling with their own misperceptions of reality. While Anna’s daily anxieties turn on the axis of her mother’s path into psychosis, Sean escapes to the alternate reality of love and sex offered online. When Bard, a student of Anna’s, develops his own obsession with the couple, their already unsteady world collapses with irrevocable consequences. As focused on providing a driving plot as it is in presenting multi-faceted characters, A Flash of Red ultimately asks the question: What happens when we can no longer tell the difference between what we want and what is real?
P.A.Davies lives in Manchester, UK and is the author of: LETTERBOX: A novel based around the IRA bombing of Manchester in 1996. GEORGE, A GENTLEMAN OF THE ROAD: The true story of a homeless man living on the streets of Manchester. THE GOOD IN MISTER PHILIPS: An erotic thriller with a twist. NOBODY HEARD ME CRY: A story based on actual events that encompasses the darker side of Manchester and focuses on two different people from two different backgrounds who come together in a world of drugs, gangs and prostitution.
As an investigative reporter, Ron McKee didn’t expect to be fired for reporting the truth, but truth is inconvenient for the corrupt, local sheriff, and so it becomes for Ron. Still, he takes it all in stride until he finds his wife has run off with their son.
After taking his frustrations out on his wife’s lover, and following up with a deadly run-in with a group of local hooligans, Ron finds himself on the run and things only get worse with every decision he makes. Ron’s attempts to stay ahead of an ensuing law enforcement dragnet take him and his prized Harley-Davidson “Betsy” on a punishing journey through the backwoods of Alabama to the Carolina mountains. Just as he feels he’s run far enough and hopes to return home he has a run-in with “Thor’s Hammer,” a motorcycle gang of combat-hardened military veterans who use skills learned from the “Global War on Terror” to run an untouchable, multi-state criminal empire.
Ron must try to steer clear of the maniac bikers long enough to rebuild the battered Betsy and himself, before he can return home to clear his name. Even if he survives the wrath of Thor’s Hammer, he still has to race home to face the murderous sheriff who now has his son and wife in “protective custody,” all while a Category-Three hurricane tears apart his hometown.
Small town cults linger around our communities. They’re hidden among us, picking up believers and working to grow strong, though most remain invisible to us. What would happen if a heavily religious cult took over one of our towns? How much damage would it cause us? Casper is an exile from his home, but when he finds out his brother has died, he returns to save his family from the ravenous followers who have taken over. Returning for his sister and mother, the young man must fight against the brainwashed folks he used to call neighbors. Can he save them? Or will his return cause the demise of the rest of his family? Welcome to the cold walls of Brinwood.
Alex Thomas’ family has just moved back to Greenwood on the edge of the city, a sleepy woodland town where Alex’s father grew up.
However, his father’s family holds a secret, and Alex’s life changes when he finds out he is much more than he appears to be.
As a fight for dominance among two family legacies begins.
This novella is a modern day thriller. It revolves around a missing sister; presumed dead, a family lost in its own deceit, a web of lies slowly unraveled from within until Pandora’s Box is finally opened and the truth, no matter how horrific it is, is released upon the world. A short story with adult themes and adult language for lovers of the psychological and the noir – a modern day crime story with black humour and emotive writing.
‘Lagercrantz has constructed an elegant plot around different concepts of intelligence … [his] continuation, while never formulaic, is a cleaner and tighter read than the originals … Without ever becoming pastiche, the book is a respectful and affectionate homage to the originals’ Mark Lawson, Guardian.
‘As I read Lagercrantz’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, I found that I kept forgetting for several pages at a time that I wasn’t reading genuine Larsson … One devours Larsson’s books for the plots, the action, the anger, and most of all for Lisbeth Salander … Lagercrantz has caught her superbly, and expertly spun the sort of melodramatic yarn in which she can thrive’ Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph.
‘Fans of Stieg Larsson’s captivating odd couple of modern detective fiction – the genius punk hacker Lisbeth Salander and her sometime partner, the crusading investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist – will not be disappointed … Salander and Blomkvist have survived the authorship transition intact and are just as compelling as ever’ Michiko Kakutani, New York Times.
‘Rest easy, Lisbeth Salander fans – our punk hacker heroine is in good hands … Swedish crime novelist David Lagercrantz takes the reins with prowess, not only mimicking Larsson’s shamelessly pulpy prose, but admirably expanding the deliciously depraved world of the novels’ Patrick Ryan, USA Today.
New Years’ Eve: the world parties on unaware as a toll of death far beyond 9/11 and 7/7 spreads across Britain. The UK makes its own rules as 1/1 dawns and they don’t include fair play. A global-warming fuelled disaster engulfs the country. Can its citizens pull together despite differing skin colour and culture? Years later and still at large, the New Year bomber has a private agenda and a nuclear bomb.
Meet Gyle Meredon, a freelance police investigator whose young daughter is abducted. Meredon must trace his daughter across the Cluster- the human settled worlds – and beyond, to the worlds Outside; rough, unfinished worlds. Whom can he trust? Who knows what happened to his daughter or why? Which world does the mysterious KZ come from and who is selling Immortality?
Tom Horton – The Invisible Spy by Ian Davies
Not being restricted by the constraints of gravity is just one of the secrets he has to keep.
A fiction fantasy spy adventure set in the 1980s.
Follow his adventures as he travels into adulthood to become a prized asset of the Secret Intelligence Service.