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‘The Beach House’
By P.R. Black
Cover Reveal

Cover image of the book 'The Beach House' by P.R. Black

The cover artists have done an amazing job with this feature and I am pleased that Aria Fiction and NetGalley, have given me the opportunity of sharing it with a wider audience on the official cover reveal day.

The Beach House is not officially available until January 16th 2020, however you can pre-order from:-

Amazon in the UK

Amazon in the US


Cover image of the book 'The Beach House' by P.R. BlackOne small mistake.

One sinister consequence

This vacation is about to turn deadly…

Cora’s on the island vacation of her dreams: a private beach in paradise, a romantic proposal, and an eight-figure cheque following the sale of her new fiancé’s business.

When their island turns out to be not so private after all, Cora tries to make the best of a bad situation by inviting their strangely friendly neighbours to celebrate with them.

But it doesn’t take long for her once-in-a-lifetime holiday to take a very sinister turn…


Image Of Author P.R. BlackAuthor and journalist P.R. Black lives in Yorkshire, although he was born and brought up in Glasgow.

When he’s not driving his wife and two children to distraction with all the typing, Pat enjoys hillwalking, fresh air and the natural world, and can often be found asking the way to the nearest pub in the Lake District.

His short stories have been published in several books, including the Daily Telegraph’s Ghost Stories and the Northern Crime One anthology. His Glasgow detective, Inspector Lomond, is appearing in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.

Pat took the runner-up spot in the 2014 Bloody Scotland crime-writing competition, with Ghostie Men. His work has been performed on stage in London by Liars’ League. He has also been shortlisted for the Red Cross International Prize, the William Hazlitt Essay Prize and the Bridport Prize.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • This looks like the perfect cover for the story, Yvonne. It also sounds like a story with a lot of potential. We watched a film awhile back that had a similar premise, but I can see how there could be lots of varying twists on the theme.

    • Hi Kelly,

      I think that the cover art for ‘The Beach House’ tells the story in a picture – the perfect beach house location, but with the storm clouds gathering and an air of impending dark menace!

      As there are probably not going to be too many characters in this story, the potential, indeed the necessity, is there for some great narrative and dialogue, with some strong character building.

      As you say, the storyline could go in one of several directions, so me sat here speculating probably isn’t that helpful right now, although I still can’t resist making a ‘first guess’. as I do with most books!

      I racked my brains and did a quick search, but just couldn’t think which film you might have seen, so if you do remember the title I would be interested to know 🙂

        • An IMDb rating of 4.7 out of 10 stars, pretty much sums up both your own and others thoughts about this film I guess!

          I don’t really feel I have missed out on anything important now, although I can see why the similarities in the premises came to mind for you.

          I do hope that author Pat Black didn’t watch this film before he wrote ‘The Beach House’, or if he did, that he learnt from the mistakes of the film’s directors, as I am hoping for a minimum of 4 out of 5 stars for the book!

          Thanks for taking the trouble to track the film down and have a good weekend 🙂

    • Hi Mary,

      I can’t remember another book with a similar premise, so this is all set to be an intriguing and interesting read.

      I have to admit that one or two of the thrillers around now, have premises with remarkable similarities, so I can admire any author who can think up a pretty unique storyline, it must be so difficult in such a competitive genre!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment today, I always appreciate your support 🙂

  • It sounds very intriguing. My only problem with this kind of book is if they turn psychologically frightening. I’m sure you know the kind of book I mean, the sort that really disturb you. I’m a bit of a wimp and tend to avoid that kind of reading.

    • Hi Cath,

      Four people on a deserted beach together, not all of them friendly … Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide … What could possibly go wrong, and what could be so frightening??

      The possibilities for terror strike me as being many and I can imagine this being a story which will really creep me out!

      I’ll let you know in subsequent posts, but I can’t imagine you rushing to add ‘The Beach House’ to your list.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, it is always good to share our diversity in reading genres 🙂

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