Welcome back to celebrate the UK launch date of Exhibit A!
Tuesday’s round-up showed the amazing coverage received for not only Exhibit A itself, but also Richard Parker‘s Scare Me and Dan O’Shea‘s Penance which launch the imprint today in the UK, and now in our second celebration of Exhibit A‘s launch, it’s time to look forward to the books that are swiftly following. Whet your appetites with these reviews and teasers, and roll on the summer for publication dates!
• Releasing in June (28 May US & ebook / 6 June UK) is Sean Lynch‘s Wounded Prey, and it has been racking up the early reviews.. As the blurb elves say: “A visceral and heart-wrenching cross between No Country For Old Men and Silence of the Lambs, this is an exhilarating debut from a thrillingly authentic author.” If you’re cynical and don’t believe the publisher or publicist who writes these (and why, pray tell, would you ever not?) well take a look at these reviews and let us show you exactly why Wounded Prey is that good:
• Cheffo Jeffo‘s review starts with a stark warning, advising readers to not start reading on a weekday and that dark places lie ahead…if that sounds like exactly the book you like to read, you’ll be even happier with his summary: “The affections are earned and honest. The pursuit is grueling. The violence is horrifying. Wounded Prey is well-written, compelling and frighteningly believable.”
• Over on Mallory Heart’s Review, Sean’s background in law enforcement is highlighted as to how he gets the nature of the plot so right, but also his writing and it really is excellent: “Disturbing and unsettling topic; but deeply-characterized, good understanding of psychology, well-written.”
• Finally today, which in case we haven’t mentioned it already is the UK launch date of Exhibit A, the brilliant Liam of Troubled Scribe posted a review that cannot be picked and prodded at, but here’s the last paragraph:
“Reading Wounded Prey for me was like living in the shadows of Vernon Slocum and crawling my way through the jungles of Vietnam, praying I would make it out alive, watching as the big man slaughtered innocents and combatants alike. In case you can’t tell, I’m still in awe at what a presence Lynch has given Slocum and I can’t imagine any another character trying to enact Slocum’s perverse role. I’m sure there will be more Farrell and Kearns quests which I will be thrilled to read, but those who try and step up to fill Slocum’s shoes have a might big challenge ahead of them. 9 out of 10 Liams for Wounded Prey by Sean Lynch, I almost wish the hunt had never ended.”
Following the mighty Wounded Prey is The Cambodian Book of the Dead in July (25 June US & ebook / 4 July UK) and if we compared Wounded Prey to No Country for Old Men and Silence of the Lambs, The Cambodian Book of the Dead by Tom Vater has been firmly registered as an Apocalypse Now meets The Beach. Crime Fiction Lover have declared: “The narrative is fast-paced and the frequent action scenes are convincingly written. The smells and sounds of Cambodia are vividly brought to life, and aficionados of this kind of writing will love the book.”
• I am, Indeed is calling The Cambodian Book of the Dead “haunting and palpable with tension” and “a great read for mystery and history fans alike”. As ARCs and e-copies fly out of the office, we are greatly looking forward to seeing the rest of these reviews start to come in. If you do have any requests, please drop me a line on caroline [dot] lambe [at] angryrobotbooks [dot] com.
So, with William Sutton‘s Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square in August and J.B. Turner‘s Hard Road due in August (30 July US & ebook / 1 August UK), this summer, whilst not being able to guarantee a sunny season, is sure to be one of heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping, fear-inducing terror and tension, and we at Exhibit A are looking forward to bringing that to you!Read More