/ Key title EVERYTHING YOU NEVER EXPECTED. Escaping New York for the beautiful Irish Isle seemed the best way to escape the past for NYPD detective Joe Lucchesi and his family. But following the death of a girl in the local village, Joe soon finds out that the killer is closer to his past than he would care to remember. /Darkhouse will be Harper Fiction's major mass-market debut launch thriller for the first half of 2006 /Alex Barclay emerges from the same stable that gave the world such best-selling authors as Lee Child, Martina Cole, Lesley Pearse and John Connolly /Crammed full of atmosphere and menace Darkhouse will put Alex Barclay amongst the biggest names in the genre /Alex Barclay is a highly promotable author and a huge talent for the future / Competition: P.J. Tracy, Harlan Coben
Alex Barclay lives outside Dublin. Darkhouse is a debut novel.
Darkhouse is a terrific debut by an exciting new writer' The Independent on Sunday 'With no-hold, non-stop action moving seamlessly between North Texas, New York and Waterford, Barclay confidently delivers a knockout first novel' The Irish Times 'This rips along and shows great technique for a debut novel. Take my word for it we will hear more of young Barclay' The Irish Independent 'Darkhouse meets all the criteria of a good thriller -- scary moments, twists, and page-turning hooks...Darkhouse will guarantee you a few sleepless nights' Irish Evening Echo 'Alex Barclay's dark, suspenseful novel is the chiller-thriller of the Summer' Saga Magazine 'Darkhouse is a ride worth buckling your belt for' Sunday Business Post 'Gripping...with shades of Patricia Cornwell' Sunday Tribune