Mark Brownless is a new to me author, who first came to my attention when one of my fellow blogging friends on Twitter, read and thoroughly recommended The Shadow Man. You can check out Nicki’s review here
Having gone away and decided to add The Shadow Man to my own reading list, Mark noticed and very generously offered to send me a PDF copy of the book, throwing in additional copy of his debut stand alone novel The Hand Of An Angel, just for good measure.
THE SHADOW MAN
What if memories of your childhood are a lie?
None of us could remember why we drifted apart – we were always so close at school but then… you know. That was thirty years ago, and I hadn’t thought of my school friends in all that time – it was like I’d been made to forget.
And then the dreams started. Dreams that I knew I’d had before. Horrific dreams of fear and fire and death. Dreams of the Shadow Man, a ghostly urban legend who seemed to hang over my home village like an evil spirit. I’d begun to remember, my memories of back then becoming two-dimensional – a lie to mask what really happened – and I knew we’d have to go back. Back to Janey, because she never left.
What did happen to us back then, and do we really want to know? And what about the supernatural horror lurking in the shadows – could we face the Shadow Man again?
THE HAND OF AN ANGEL
Devoted family man and respected cardiologist Tom Boyand is obsessed with the near-death experiences of his patients. An obsession that leaves him dead on a table in an experiment to get a glimpse of the afterlife, his colleagues battling desperately to resuscitate him.
But Tom has pushed the boundary between life and death too far and he’s gone for too long, seeing more of the other side than anyone before. His team get him back but he isn’t the same person.
Traumatised by his experience and with his wrist inexplicably damaged, Tom becomes convinced that darker forces want to take him back and is driven to find answers. A hooded figure starts to haunt him at home and at work, while his colleagues think his brain has been damaged by a lack of oxygen. As Tom grapples with reality, he becomes the prime suspect following the death of his overbearing boss. Meanwhile, Sarah makes a shattering discovery about Tom’s past and is forced to stand by his side while he wrestles with demons both inside and out.
Did Tom’s brain become damaged during the experiment? Has he been driven mad? Or is he the only man in the universe who knows the truth about death?
He has been putting ideas on paper for some years now but only when the idea for The Hand of an Angel came to him in the autumn of 2015 did he know he might be able to write a book.
Mark likes to write about ordinary people being placed in extraordinary circumstances, is fascinated by unexplained phenomena, and enjoys merging thriller, science fiction and horror.
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