It’s hard to have missed the excitement around TLC reader Doug Johnstone’s new thriller, Hit & Run, with its rave reviews and its number one spot on Amazon. The thriller was also chosen as one of eight titles on Fiction Uncovered’s Best of British list for this year.
Here’s a blurb for the book: Driving home from a party with his girlfriend and brother, all of them drunk and high on stolen pills, Billy Blackmore accidentally hits someone in the night. In a panic, they all decide to drive off. But the next day Billy wakes to find he has to cover the story for the local paper. It turns out the dead man was Edinburgh’s biggest crime lord and, as Billy struggles with what he’s done, he is sucked into a nightmare of guilt, retribution and violence.
Doug Johnstone currently reads literary fiction, thrillers and young adult fiction for TLC. Please contact the TLC office if you would like to find out more about having an editorial assessment.
Click here to listen to the Scotsman read from his new novel.