Hello, back again. Hope you have been making the most of the longer of evenings with plenty of writing and reading. Which brings me nicely to the latter. As I have always said, you cannot be a good writer without reading as widely as you can. I think most people would agree with me.
Well, I am no exception. I have just finished reading Her Last Tomorrow by a new-on the-scene writer called Adam Croft. Before you shout who? Let me explain.
This British writer is quickly becoming a self-publishing giant. Her Last Tomorrow published in 2015 sold 150,00 copies in twenty weeks! Wow! He has other books out there which again are all self-published works.
Her Last Tomorrow which I would describe as a dark thriller is about a man, Nick, whose five-year-old daughter, Ellie, is abducted right outside his house. As if that is not chilling enough the abductor later demands that in order to see his daughter again he must kill his wife, Tasha!
Right from the start the conflict is established quickly leaving us the readers wondering what is going to happen next. And who is behind this abduction. Yes, dear readers, this is the stuff of all good page-turners!
It’s not a long novel and it manages to keep the tension going until the last page. The only issue I have with it is that I don’t think you get much of the five senses. Check out my post: The 5 Senses and Fiction Writing. This for me would have given the book more texture, as well as more descriptions of the characters.
I don’t want to say too much more without giving everything away. The only thing I would add is that I didn’t guess the ending, which kept it intriguing, but somehow I felt the ending came out of nowhere!
From the writer’s point of view this thriller like any other work of fiction follows the basic formula for all fiction writing. That is: character, conflict and resolution. More of that in future blog posts.
His books are readily available from most outlets like Amazon or check him out at adamcroft.net. Have a read let me know what you think. Below is a complete list of his works to date, so take your pick!
Until next time,
Happy writing, S
KEMPSTON HARDWICK MYSTERIES
- Exit Stage Left (2011)
- The Westerlea House Mystery (2013)
- Death Under the Sun (2014)
- The Thirteenth Room (2015)
KNIGHT & CULVERHOUSE
- Too Close for Comfort (2011)
- Guilty as Sin (2011)
- Jack Be Nimble (2015)
- Rough Justice (2015)
- In Too Deep (2016)
- In the Name of the Father (2016)
- Gone (2016)