Wondering what to read this year? Look no further. The Killer Reads Team have put pen to paper to tell you what we’re most excited about publishing and reading in 2013.
Emad Akhtar, Assistant Editor for Crime and Thriller, says:
The books I’m most excited about publishing:
The Tower by Simon Toyne, marks the end of the Sancti trilogy, and will definitely be an event for all the people who have been following this story from Sanctus. You can read any of them on their own, to be honest – they are just amazing, slick, satisfying thrillers which take you to really unexpected places. I don’t think anyone’s quite doing what he’s doing with the genre; a really special mix of ancient themes and cutting-edge ideas.
And of course, The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. If you’ve been following any of the buzz building around this dark, hypnotic serial killer story, then you’ll know that this is one to put everything on hold for. Lauren is a really rare talent, who can bend her imagination to any genre, shaping and mashing-up stories into highly original novels which no-one else could write. I think she’ll win a lot of new fans this year with The Shining Girls, if the early reviews are anything to go by.
Both these books are out in April and if you don’t read at least one of them, I will hold you in contempt forever.
With the recent paperback release of Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar, a book that each member of the Killer Reads team has been hooked on at some point over the last year, his editor decided it was about time to spend a few extra minutes at the end of a meeting with Zoran to ask him the questions that the KR team have been wanting to know. Below is the result. So, if you’re a fan of Zoran, you’ve recently read Sorry or you just want to know how crime thriller authors manage to come up with such spine-tingling plots then delve into the following Q&A.
1. What prompted you to write your first novel?
You can say you’re sorry.
You can say it a hundred times.
But to the dead it doesn’t mean very much.
Bestselling author Zoran Drvenkar has written one of the most original and spine-chilling books that you will ever read.
To give you a taster of just how terrifying it is, watch the trailer below – but be warned, it’s not for the faint-hearted!
For your chance to win a review copy of this bestselling thriller, out in paperback on the 27th September, simply tell us what you’d most like to say sorry for…before it’s too late.
To enter, send us a message on KillerReads.com or the Killer Reads Facebook page or Tweet us @killerreads with the calling #Sorry and your apology. The 10 entries deemed the most persuasive will win. Competition closes Monday 24th September.