Exceptionally Detailed and Hauntingly Suspenseful Thriller
|January 1, 2013||Filled under Uncategorized|
Take a look at a highly suspenseful thriller that will leave you feeling haunted long after you’ve finished reading. Today’s exceptionally-written featured novel is The Survival of Thomas Ford by John A. A. Logan. It currently has a whopping 4.7 star rating with 30 reviews and is the winner of a special award in the eFestival of Words – Best of The Independent eBook Awards 2012 and GOODREADS UK Amazon Kindle Forum Book of the Month. “Beautifully written…compelling…literary fiction/tartan noir/thriller/zany black comedy…Logan dances on a literary knife edge…blazing talent” –Linda Gillard, author of A LIFETIME BURNING
A Little About The Survival of Thomas Ford:
Thomas Ford is the lone survivor of the car crash which killed his wife. He is also the only witness who would be willing to identify the young, reckless driver who caused the crash. But the driver has no intention of letting himself be identified, not to mention what his father’s intentions are…or those of his girlfriend, Lorna, the hospital cleaner.
The young driver’s father is Jack McCallum, a powerful entrepreneur who has built a housing empire, McCallum Homes. Jack has his own dark secret to protect. Robert Ferguson, the passenger who was with the young driver on the day of the crash, curses himself for ever getting into the car. In the end, fate will pull them all far out of the city, some of them to the moonlit hillside, where white butterflies and mysterious gas fill the air, and wild cats wrap themselves around cold trees.
In any case, the young driver has it in mind to take his destiny into his own hands now, which will soon lead to the life of a second young woman hanging in the balance, awaiting salvation or destruction, perhaps only the Fates, or the wind that blows through the trees, know which.
About the Author:
John A. A. Logan is the author of five novels: THE SURVIVAL OF THOMAS FORD, STARNEGIN’S CAMP, AGENCY WOMAN, THE MAJOR, and ROCKS IN THE HEAD. He is also the author of STORM DAMAGE, a collection of short stories available on Kindle. His fiction has been published by PICADOR, VINTAGE, EDINBURGH REVIEW, CHAPMAN, NORTHWORDS, NOMAD, SECRETS OF A VIEW, and SCRATCHINGS; with reviews of his work in SCOTTISH STUDIES REVIEW, SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY, THE SPECTATOR, and THE HINDUSTAN TIMES. His work has been published internationally in anthologies edited by A L Kennedy, John Fowles, Ali Smith, Toby Litt; and he has been invited to read his work at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. He wrote monthly columns and film reviews for the magazine, 57 NORTH, in Aberdeen, where he was also president of Aberdeen University’s Creative Writing Society for three years, while attaining his MA (Hons) English degree there, which included study under the novelist, William McIlvanney.
What Fan’s Are Saying About The Survival of Thomas Ford:
“The characters are well-developed, with a depth and realism unusual in contemporary writing. But the landscapes, the atmosphere, the settings also loom large in this book, taking on a life of their own. The prose is a pleasure to read and it ferries the reader quickly along the Styx to the inexorable windswept hill of horrors.” –Leila Smith
“Long after finishing the book, Jimmy continues to insert himself into my thoughts–a terrifying and thought-provoking presence.” –Anna Daniels
“The consequence of in-depth, detailed, controlled writing (especially interesting in a novel where one of the characters is obsessed with Chaos theory) was that reading it became like waiting for the moment of impact… that’s the best way I can explain the suspense engendered by the author. The imagery is strong, haunting and sometimes horrific, but then you wouldn’t expect to walk away unscathed from a car crash now would you?” –C. Wight
What are you waiting for? Pick up your copy of The Survival of Thomas Ford today.