The Night Climbers

by Ivo Stourton

Crime / Mystery Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Night Climbers

Beautifully and elegantly written. James’s aim is to gain a “prominent reputation” at university. He makes friends with a group led by the rich, but damaged Francis, spending most of his time eminently grateful that he can enjoy their company and lifestyle, desperate to fit in. However it is evident that all the characters have their insecurities and are all just as desperate to be accepted covering it up with bravado and arrogance, no more so than when they are scaling the heights of the Cambridge colleges for the ultimate buzz. Stourton’s writing seduces the reader as much as James is seduced by the Night Climbers. We will eagerly await this author’s second novel.

The Night Climbers Synopsis

James, a new student at Cambridge, is overwhelmed by the thrill of opportunity and startled by his own hunger for friendship. He finds himself seduced by a covert and exclusive circle of friends – the ‘Tudor Night Climbers’ – who scale the university’s turrets after dark, transforming it into a dangerous playground of spiralling heights.

When he falls head over heels for the enigmatic Jessica, James finds himself in a fatal love triangle with the group’s reckless leader, Francis. But there is soon to be much more at stake when Francis dreams up a heist that will test their very souls.

The Night Climbers Press Reviews

'Lapped up The Secret History? Then this one's for you . . . Stourton can really write . . . his next move will certainly be worth watching.' Independent on Sunday




'An amazingly accomplished début …the writing is elegant, the story decadent’ Observer



'I love this book. So exhilarating, authentic and vivid’ Nicholas Coleridge

'Heralds the début of a brilliant writer' Spectator

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ISBN: 9780552773836
Publication date: 11/09/2008
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 04/06/2007
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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Book Information

ISBN: 9780552773836
Publication date: 11th September 2008
Author: Ivo Stourton
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Reading Groups, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Ivo Stourton

Ivo Stourton was born in 1982 and works in the city of London. His debut novel, THE NIGHT CLIMBERS, a thriller about the secret club of students who scale the college walls of Cambridge, is currently being filmed by the young indie director, Marek Losey.

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