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Doug Johnstone - Author

About the Author

Doug Johnstone is the author of four novels, most recently Hit & Run, acclaimed by Ian Rankin as 'a great slice of noir' and by Irvine Welsh as 'a grisly parable for our times'. He is also a freelance journalist, a songwriter and musician, and has a PhD in nuclear physics. He lives in Edinburgh.

 

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The Dead Beat

The Dead Beat

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2019

'Calling to mind the best of Harlan Coben, Johnstone shows us how quickly an ordinary life can take one dark turn and nothing is ever the same again.' Megan Abbott, author of The Fever From the author of the bestselling thriller Gone Again... Meet Martha. It's the first day of her new job as intern at Edinburgh's The Standard. But all's not well at the ailing newspaper, and Martha is carrying some serious baggage of her own. Put straight onto the obituary page, she takes a call from a former employee who seems to commit suicide while on the phone, something which echoes with her own troubled past. Setting in motion a frantic race around modern-day Edinburgh,The Dead Beat traces Martha's desperate search for answers to the dark mystery of her parents' past. Soundtracked by and interspersed with a series of gigs from the alternative music scene of her parents' generation in the early '90s, Doug Johnstone's latest page-turner is a wild ride of a thriller, and a perfect follow-on to his #1 Kindle bestseller, Hit & Run.

Fault Lines

Fault Lines

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/06/2019

Crash Land

Crash Land

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Sitting in the departure lounge of Kirkwall Airport, Finn Sullivan just wants to get off Orkney. But then he meets the mysterious and dangerous Maddie Pierce, stepping in to save her from some unwanted attention, and his life is changed forever. Set against the brutal, unforgiving landscape of Orkney, CRASH LAND is a psychological thriller steeped in guilt, shame, lust, deception and murder.

Crash Land

Crash Land

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2016

An adrenaline-charged thriller from the Kindle-bestselling author of Gone Again and Hit and Run.'An unnerving tale of what happens to ordinary lives when the wheels come off.' VAL MCDERMID'A haunting, unforgettable page-turner that ticks every excellence box in crime writing.' ALANNA KNIGHTSitting in the departure lounge of Kirkwall Airport, Finn Sullivan just wants to get off Orkney. But then he meets the mysterious and dangerous Maddie Pierce, stepping in to save her from some unwanted attention, and his life is changed forever.Set against the brutal, unforgiving landscape of Orkney, CRASH LAND is a psychological thriller steeped in guilt, shame, lust, deception and murder.

The Dead Beat

The Dead Beat

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2016

The Dead Beat

The Dead Beat

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2016

Gone Again

Gone Again

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/06/2016

Gone Again

Gone Again

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/06/2016

Hit and Run

Hit and Run

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/06/2016

The Jump

The Jump

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her teenage son, Ellie lives in the shadows of the Forth Road Bridge, lingering on its footpaths and swimming in the waters below. One day she talks down another suicidal teenager, Sam, and sees for herself a shot at redemption, the chance to atone for her son's death. But even with the best intentions, she can't foresee the situation she's falling headlong into - a troubled family, with some very dark secrets of their own. From #1 bestselling author of Gone Again, The Jump is a hugely moving contemporary thriller, and a stunning portrait of an unlikely heroine.

The Jump

The Jump

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

'Calling to mind the best of Harlan Coben, Johnstone shows us how quickly an ordinary life can take one dark turn and nothing is ever the same again.' Megan Abbott YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, IF YOU HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her teenage son, Ellie lives in the shadows of the Forth Road Bridge, lingering on its footpaths and swimming in the waters below. One day she talks down another suicidal teenager, Sam, and sees for herself a shot at redemption, the chance to atone for her son's death. But even with the best intentions, she can't foresee the situation she's falling headlong into - a troubled family, with some very dark secrets of their own. From #1 bestselling author of Gone Again, The Jump is a hugely moving contemporary thriller, and a stunning portrait of an unlikely heroine. 'A brilliant psychological thriller, no, domestic noir, whatever you call it, The Jump is superb.' Helen Fitzgerald

Ossians

Ossians

Author: Doug Johnstone Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2012

A rollicking and hugely enjoyable contemporary novel describing the outrageous mid-winter tour around Scotland of a group of musicians called 'The Ossians'. The band's driving force is twenty-four-year-old lead singer, Connor - intelligent but self-destructive, pretentious but charismatic, gloriously opinionated and with an extraordinary ability to get beaten up. The band is on the verge of signing a major record deal before setting off on a two-week tour of the cities and hinterland of Scotland, a tour expected to culminate triumphantly in a defining Glasgow gig. On their travels there is a seagull massacre, hapless drug deals, a mysterious stalker, a radioactive beach, a bomb-testing range, an epileptic fit, a town full of riotous Russian submariners, deadly snowstorms, epiphanies, regular beatings and random shootings. The Ossians is both hilariously readable and satirically astute, a story of rock'n'roll obsession as well as a search for identity and a sense of community, written with delicious insight, pace and brio.

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