Good morning, booklovers! It is my enormous pleasure to share with you the very first outing of the cover for Michael Malone’s new psychological thriller, intriguingly titled Quicksand of Memory.
I adore Michael Malone’s writing, which just gets better and better. A Song of Isolation was a real stunner last year and I’ve been eagerly awaiting news of his next book – and now we have it!
I’m going to show you the cover in a minute, but first, let’s meet our intrepid novelist.
Michael Malone is a prize-winning poet and author who was born and brought up in the heart of Burns’ country. He has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK, including New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland and Markings. Blood Tears, his bestselling debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize from the Scottish Association of Writers. Other published work includes: Carnegie’s Call; A Taste for Malice; The Guillotine Choice; Beyond the Rage; The Bad Samaritan; and Dog Fight. His psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie, was a number-one bestseller, and the critically acclaimed House of Spines and After He Died soon followed suit. Since then, he’s written two further thought-provoking, exquisitely written psychological thrillers In the Absence of Miracles and A Song of Isolation, cementing his position as a key proponent of Tartan Noir and an undeniable talent. A former Regional Sales Manager (Faber & Faber) he has also worked as an IFA and a bookseller. Michael lives in Ayr. You’ll find him on Twitter at @michaeljmalone1
Almost time for the cover reveal…..
So…Quicksand of Memory...quite a title eh? What’s it about then? Here’s the skinny:
Scarred by their pasts, Jenna and Luke fall in love, brimming with hope for a rosy future. But someone has been watching, with chilling plans for revenge … An emotive, twisty, disturbing new psychological thriller by the critically acclaimed author of A Suitable Lie and In the Absence of Miracles.
Jenna is trying to rebuild her life after a series of disastrous relationships.
Luke is struggling to provide a safe, loving home for his deceased partner’s young son, following a devastating tragedy.
When Jenna and Luke meet and fall in love, they are certain they can achieve the stability and happiness they both desperately need.
And yet, someone is watching.
Someone who has been scarred by past events.
Someone who will stop at nothing to get revenge…
Dark, unsettling and immensely moving, Quicksand of Memory is a chilling reminder that we are not only punished for our sins, but by them, and that memories left to blacken and sharpen over time are the perfect breeding ground for obsession, and murder…
Woohoo!…that sounds incredible and spooky…a chilling Christmas read that is out in ebook in October and in paperback in early December.
Here’s a link to pre-order: A Quicksand of Memory
And now…..without further ado…..isn’t this cover from Mark Swan aka @kidethic just sublime?!
I am so excited for this and can’t wait to read it…
So go….order…just the thing for Jólabókaflóðið!