The Obituary Writer (Paperback)
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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 22/05/2014
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A sensual, surprising and redemptive story of loss, love and finding the courage to face our deepest fears, in the bestselling tradition of THE HORSE WHISPERER.

Nick Donaghue, a handsome young obituary writer for THE TIMES, leads a charmed existence until he is caught up in one of Britain's worst ever train crashes. When he survives unscathed, his friends and colleagues consider him the luckiest man alive. Only Nick knows the truth - that he is tormented by horrific nightmares. When they start to appear grimly prescient, his meticulously constructed urban life is derailed.

Escaping to the wilds of Cornwall strikes him as the answer, especially after he becomes captivated by a beautiful woman and a tempestuous horse he sees playing on a beach. But when his nightmares return, they threaten his fragile new world.

As Nick struggles to understand his dreams, his demons and, most dangerously of all, his passions, he realises that falling in love might come at a terrible price.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409127949
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Gripping and spellbinding, this tale is full of pure joy and complete terror * THE LADY *
It's interesting to see how a successful children's writer makes the transition to adult fiction, and St John pulls it off brilliantly * THE TIMES *
Lauren St John's prose is warm and light and she keeps the plot trotting along ... St John's breezy evocation of Cornwall's rugged cliffs, sandy shores and gnarly yet good-hearted villagers gives it ample seasonal appeal. Moreover, the ending might surprise you. * DAILY MAIL *
What a treat. Children's author St John brings her masterful story-telling to the adult market ... Engaging, original and charming. * SAGA *
This unusual love story is the first adult novel from this children's author and will have you in its thrall from the start. * CANDIS MAGAZINE *
[I]t is brilliantly written and the story will grip you. It is one of those books that get under your skin and even when you are not reading it you will be thinking about it. * LOVENBOOKS *

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“Lyrical and dark, wild and tame, vivid and ghostly”

London journalist Nick is living a happy-shallow city life as an obituary writer for The Times, but when his commuter train crashes, his life buckles and smashes like the carriages and people around him. It is one of... More

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