Up this week – Goodreads Giveaway competition win number twelve – Thanks to everyone involved, the storyline sounds great, I can’t wait to read more 🙂
‘I KNOW WHO DID IT’
The hardest crimes to acknowledge are your own
Charlie Matheson died two years ago in a car accident. So how is a woman who looks scarily like her claiming to be back from the dead? Detective Mark Nelson is called in to investigate and hear her terrifying account of what she’s been through.
Every year Detective David Groves receives a birthday card for his son … even though he buried him years ago. His son’s murder took everything from him, apart from his belief in the law, despite the killers never being found. This year, though, the card bears a different message:
I know who did it.
Uncovering the facts will lead them all on a dark journey, where they must face their own wrongs, as well as those done to those they love. It will take them to a place where justice is a game, and punishments are severe. Nelson and Groves know the answers lie with the kind of people you want to turn and run from. But if they’re to get to the truth, first they’ll have to go through hell …
Steve was born in 1976 in Horsforth, Leeds, UK and a place he still considers to be one of the greatest influences on his stories.
He went to University there and then spent a few years temping around, doing the usual menial and unfulfilling jobs for small amounts of money.
He is now the proud author of nine novels – The Third Person, The Cutting Crew, The 50/50 Killer, Cry for Help, Still Bleeding, Black Flowers, Dark Room, The Nightmare Place and I Know Who Did It.
Steve’s always pleased to get feedback, be it positive or negative, on his writing, the site, or anything else.
I’ve always liked this Nietzsche quote: “You must still have chaos in yourself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” There’s a lot to love about that, I think. Not least, personally, as it gives me hope that whatever sprawling, chaotic, nonsensical draft I’m working on might eventually turn out good. In writing as in life.
I always want to be as original as I can be. It’s a bit of a cliché to say, but the idea is to write a ‘novel’, and I don’t see any point in just rehashing stuff that’s gone before, no matter what the commercial benefits. My gut feeling is that patterns are bad – and I mean that as much for readers as for writers. The problem with publishing, if there is one, is the search for patterns, and the pigeonholing that goes along with it. I do understand it – it’s a natural consequence of the commodification of anything – but it’s something I constantly feel the need to negotiate with myself, at least, if not subvert as much as possible.
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