With London sweltering under a heatwave, many of us are pondering about our summer vacations; with the crucial question of what to pack in terms of our reading.
Carrying a few crime and thriller novels in our hand luggage is useful for managing the usual hassles of mass transit, as well as a distraction for the mind in these times of geopolitical and economic worries.
So the Shots Team were delighted to recently celebrate the launch of two such thrillers, tense novels that not only provide distractions from reality, but also provoke thought and make us question what we see as the reality presented to us from the various media sources.
Firstly Mike Stotter and I were invited to celebrate the launch of K J Howe’s nerve-shredding thriller Skyjack, which follows up the adventures of Hostage Negotiator Thea Paris from the ITW Best Debut novel of 2017 The Freedom Broker.
Kim Howe was in London to launch Skyjack, who with her Publishers Headline, invited several journalists / literary commentators and book reviewers to tell us a little about what is in store for Thea Paris and her team.
And a few photos from the event, as we recommend this highly energetic thriller.
Later I joined Ayo Onatade and several fellow Journalists to celebrate the launch of
Catherine Steadman’s Something in the Water, the NY Times bestseller.
I was amused to bump into Crime Writer Ross Armstrong at the launch, being unaware that Catherine Steadman is his wife – which amused this fellow actor / novelist.
Soon it was time for Catherine and her publisher Simon and Schuster to welcome the guests to the launch party for SOMETHING IN THE WATER
We present a few photos from the event, and recommend this engaging and dark thriller, with one of the most surreal openings I’ve read in some time.