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This Little Dark Place on a Blog Tour! 1

A. S. Hatch‘s This Little Dark Place has been reviewed in the Irish Times‘ crime fiction round up.

“A S Hatch’s first-rate debut, This Little Dark Place (Serpent’s Tail, £12.99) is a spare, elegantly written chiller in the true Highsmithian register. Daniel, our damaged, diffident carpenter protagonist, having served a long prison sentence, retraces the steps that led him to captivity, charting his unhappy childless relationship and gradual drift into chaos. The plot is as well turned as the cabinets Daniel makes, the narration is unreliably delirious and there’s an inspired use of Brexit, first as an unearthly chill across the land in the referendum’s immediate aftermath and then as a frenzied, Brueghelian street party in a seaside town, a fittingly grotesque backdrop to the novel’s unsettling progress.” Read the full round-up here.

Find Andrew on Twitter at @andrewshatch.

Buy your copy of This Little Dark Place here, or pre-order it in your local bookshop in hardback, available on 10th October.

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