Monday, 8 July 2013

URBAN FANTASY THRILLER: The String Diaries - Stephen Lloyd Jones

Release Date: 04/07/13
Publisher:  Headline

An imaginative, tight, edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller which follows an historical mystery through to its nail-biting contemporary conclusion. The String Diaries. A jumble of entries, written in different hands, different languages, and different times. They tell of a rumour. A shadow. A killer. The only interest that Oxford Professor Charles Meredith has in the diaries is as a record of Hungarian folklore ...until he comes face to face with a myth. For Hannah Wilde, the diaries are a survival guide that taught her the three rules she lives by: verify everyone, trust no one, and if in any doubt, run. But Hannah knows that if her daughter is ever going to be safe, she will have to stop running and face the terror that has hunted her family for five generations. And nothing in the diaries can prepare her for that.


OK, you want a brand new author that not only gives you a thrill a minute ride but also adds to the mix a touch of urban fantasy that will leave you looking round the room, checking that the dark malevolent shadow within the pages hasn’t crept out to pay you a visit.

Add to the mix a cracking pace that will keep you reading long into the night, characters that the reader worries about as well as giving you a totally unique reading experience makes this something special but when you throw into this the fact that is a debut really makes this an author to watch.

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