I am so happy to be able to read this short snippet from my newly-published thriller, THE DEVIL INSIDE, set wholly in and around contemporary Glasgow, Scotland.
Listen to me read a little from Chapter 6 and introduce one of the main characters, ex-copper James Boyle, and his long-suffering wife Marie, as they embark on a dinner date like no other.
I chose this excerpt as it doesn’t give anything away plot-wise and if you’ve read the first book in the series, The Devil You Know, set a decade before this new book, then you’ll already know Jim had received an invitation.
THE DEVIL INSIDE can be read as a stand-alone thriller, so don’t panic if you haven’t read it. Yes, some of the characters are in both books, but the story is entirely different both in context and theme.
I am very happy to tell you all, my sequel to the 2016 thriller ‘The Devil You Know’ has finally been published today!
It’s called THE DEVIL INSIDE
‘There’s bodies raining from the sky and the city is tearing itself in two…’
A decade after the events on Gruinard Island, Lachlan Maclean thought he’d succeeded in making a better life for himself and his young family. But he was mistaken.
First, it was the desperate homeless and pitiful junkies, who had seemingly jumped from drab Glasgow sky-scrapers. Callous indifference was the reaction from a city struggling to make sense of the global pandemic.
When an asylum-seeker was next, followed by a promising young para-athlete, it became obvious they’d been thrown to their deaths. There was only mild interest from the media.
Glasgow had more important things to think about, it was the start of the football season.
But when fans of bitter rivals, Celtic and Rangers, suffer a similarly gruesome fate, the city finally wakes up to the fact there is a maniac on the loose.
Now the city is in an uproar. Violent crime and mass disorder events spiral into anarchy, the papers start screaming for answers, yet the police have no leads.
It’s time for an unholy alliance to return to the blood-splattered streets of Glasgow.
A millionaire albino killer, an ice-blonde assassin, an ex-gang boss, and a retired police inspector are forced to work together to battle a foe who will stop at nothing to satisfy a thirst for revenge.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT ALEX BRECK:
The Devil You Know
‘A flawed and cynical character, Lachie is not your typical hero, but Alex Breck is going for something deeper than a crime novel – a statement about society – that had me hooked until the end.’
‘I would definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for something a little bit different.’
Set in this challenging pandemic world, wholly in and around the city of Glasgow, Scotland, THE DEVIL INSIDE is as controversial as the last Lachlan Maclean story.
Available from today in paperback and eBook – be the first to leave a positive review [there might be special treats involved…]