Myriad Editions will publish Hush by SARA MARSHALL-BALL [below]. The story follows a woman who, because she suffer from selective mutism, allows her partner speak for her. Re-visiting her childhood home, she unearths secrets that lie at the heart of her condition.
Due: autumn 2015.
Due: January 2015.
An action adventure series of thrillers by BEAR GRYLLS and DAMIEN LEWIS will be published in the UK by Orion. The first, featuring Dan Ranger, an ex-SAS, ecologist and adventurer, is Ghost Flight. Grylls said: ‘This series of novels will combine the best of Bond, Bourne, and Indiana Jones in one gripping series of books. We take the former SF soldier Dan Ranger into the murky depths of covert modern-day Nazism, gritty survival and the Special Forces brotherhood in a way we have never seen before. Hold tight for the adventure.’
Click here for an article in The Guardian about the Grylls/Lewis series.
For the Bear Grylls website, click here.
Due: May 2015.
Truth and other Lies, written by German television writer SASCHA ARANGO, will be published in the UK by Simon & Schuster. The German ‘dark thriller’ was one of the hotly tipped manuscripts on sale at the 2014 London Book Fair. Anti-hero Henry Hayden, a celebrated author, is a loving husband and generous friend who ‘has it all’. But when his mistress becomes pregnant, his life goes out of control and his attempts to manage the situation go horribly wrong as he plays off the police, his publisher, his friends and his past.
Due: April 2015.
STEVE TOLTZ, whose debut was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is to have his second novel Quicksand published in the UK by Sceptre. Protagonists Aldo and Liam are lifelong friends, criminal and officer, muse and writer. Quicksand is described by the publisher as ‘a subversive portrait of 21st century society in all its hypocrisy and absurdity.’Toltz’s A Fraction of the Whole was shortlisted for the Man Booker in 2008.
For Steve Toltz’s website, click here.
Listen here to an interview on You Tube with Steve Toltz, talking about A Fraction of the Whole.
Due: late spring 2015.
The Letters of Ivor Punch by COLIN MACINTYRE will be published in the UK by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Set on the Scottish island of Mull, The Letters of Ivor Punch is a story about home, leaving home, and fathers and sons set in an eccentric community steeped in generations of folklore and secrets.Macintyre is also a singer songwriter, who performs under the name Mull Historical Society.
Click here for Colin Macintyre/Mull Historical Society’s website.
Due: to be confirmed.