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TIDE OF SOULS

Released 15 July 2009

By Simon Bestwick

IT’S NOT JUST THE WATERS RISING...

Flash floods devastate Britain. But the terror is just starting, as an army of the living dead emerge from the waters to hunt down the survivors. For Katja, after a year held captive by a brutal vice ring, it’s a constant fight to stay alive, but also a chance to win her freedom.

McTarn, an ex-soldier haunted by his past, is press-ganged into a mission to retrieve a scientist from an isolated village. When floods cut them off, he has to fight both the walking dead and his own demons to protect his men.

Stiles is the man they sent McTarn to fetch. Although apparently insane, he may be McTarn and Katja’s only chance to halt the legions of the dead closing in on their refuge in the bleak Lancashire hills. And if they fail, death will be the least they have to suffer…

“Simon Bestwick writes as if words were his – and our – only possible means of salvation.”
Joel Lane

“Simon Bestwick’s work is invested with the kind of emotional integrity that’s all to rare in fiction. His writing bears the indelible mark of quality”
Conrad Williams

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Simon Bestwick

Simon Bestwick lives in Lancashire and is the author of a previous novel, Tide of Souls, two short story collections, A Hazy Shade of Winter and Pictures of The Dark, and a chapbook, Angels of The Silences. His short fiction has appeared most recently in the anthologies Where the Heart is, Never Again and The End of The Line. His novella, The Narrows, was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award and reprinted in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, while the Daily Telegraph praised Tide of Souls for 'the quality of the writing. Simon Bestwick writes with great imaginative flair and an excellent grasp of colour and narrative pace.'

For more information visit the official Simon Bestwick website