Today sees the release of fellow LBA author Matt Hilton's book Judgement and Wrath in paperback. If it's anything like his first it will be a gasoline-doused, hundred-mile-per-hour roller coaster ride of ultra-violence.
The second Ryan Lock thriller is finished and will be out in hardback and trade paperback in July. It was, like many second novels are, a brutal process involving a lot of re-writing.
Thankfully, I have the most fantastic editor in Selina Walker who really pushed me to give of my best. Selina also works with Mo Hayder, Simon Kernick and Manda Scott among many other big names. She's also the UK editor for Dennis Lehane and Tess Gerritsen.
If readers enjoy Deadlock that will be in very large part down to Selina's hard work and forbearance.