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A Dark Matter (The Skelfs)


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Doug Johnstone is the author of ten novels, most recently Breakers (2018), which was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year. Several of his books have been bestsellers and award winners, and his work has been praised by the likes of Val McDermid, Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin. He's taught creative writing and been writer in residence at various institutions, and has been an arts journalist for twenty years. Doug is a songwriter and musician with five albums and three EPs released, and he plays drums for the Fun Lovin' Crime Writers, a band of crime writers. He's also player-manager of the Scotland Writers Football Club. He lives in Edinburgh. Follow Doug on Twitter @doug_johnstone and visit his website: dougjohnstone.com.


'Deliciously chilling, with a wry humour running throughout ... toxic, unsettling and just perfect' * Random Things through My Letterbox * 'A thriller that begs to be read in one sitting. Highly recommend' * The Book Review Cafe * 'A Dark Matter is further proof that Doug Johnstone is as versatile a writer as they come ... there's rhythm and music in his words' * From Belgium with Booklove * 'This is confident, assured characterisation that carries the story brilliantly well and keeps the reader utterly immersed in the interwoven story strands' * Live & Deadly * 'Piercing, wonderfully real and so very readable ... a breath of fresh air' * LoveReading * 'I can never get enough of Doug Johnstone's thoughtful, observant, soul-lifting writing' -- Louise Beech 'That rare book with heart and smarts to lift it above your average crime novel' -- Stuart Neville 'Dark, engrossing, impossible to put down. By turns a crime thriller, a family saga, and a page-turner, this book has everything!' -- Luca Veste

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