I’ve got a new book out. You may have noticed this if you’re a Facebook friend or follow me on Twitter.
I can’t speak for other writers but I know how I feel when a new title is released.
In a word, terror.
Once it’s printed, bound and distributed there’s no going back. There’s no further tweaking, no further correcting, no further rewriting. The story that began as a notion and grew into a book will now succeed or fail in the eyes of readers.
THE JANUS RUN is something of a gamble. It’s not set in Glasgow, or even Scotland. It’s not even in this collection of nations we call Britain. It’s set in New York.
And I hope I’ve pulled it off. I like to think I have.
A good friend of mine spent a number of years there and she told me I’ve managed it, which is a relief.
The reviews have been spectacular, which is also something of a relief.
Here’s a sample of some of them:
Scots Whay Hae called it “a proper page-turner thriller, pure and simple – enthralling from start to finish.”
You’ll find the full review here:
Live and Deadly said “Tense, full of action and packed with double dealing and intrigue, this is a first class read that leaves you wanting more.”
Undiscovered Scotland said “This is a book that sinks its teeth into its readers like a Rottweiler and simply never lets go”
Liz Loves books said “An intelligent character driven novel, one that leaves you wanting more”
Simply Suze Reviews said: “The action begins on the first page and doesn’t let up until the last.”
Raven Crime Reads said “the characterisation was first class, and supported by whip-smart dialogue”
Chapter In My Life said “Authentically brutal, powerfully plotted and perfectly executed The Janus Run will be ringing in your ears for a long time after you turn the last page!”