Fiction & Drama
Lisa Rookes on the inspiration behind The Gallows Tree
There was a great turnout this week for Will Dean’s launch of Dark Pines at Waterstones. This new noir was highlighted as Observer Thriller of the Month and Sunday Times Crime Club pick.
See if you can manage to get your hands on one before they’re all snapped up! Here’s a hook to get you thinking…
It’s the start of the elk hunt season and the sound of gunfire is everywhere. Tuva Moodyson, the town paper’s reporter, is young, deaf and ambitious. When she gets embroiled in the story that could make her career, she stumbles on a web of secrets and allegiances that knit Gavrik town together. Are the latest murders connected to the 1990s ‘Medusa’ killings? Is someone following her? And why does the killer take the victims’ eyes?
Tuva must face her demons and venture deep into the woods to stop the killer and write the story. And then get the hell out of Gavrik.