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Greg Buchanan | Sixteen Horses
June 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
‘Unlike anything else you’ll read this year, Sixteen Horses is a deeply disconcerting ride. Irresistible’ – Val McDermid, author of Still Life
Near the dying English seaside town of Ilmarsh, local police detective Alec Nichols discovers sixteen horses’ heads on a farm, each buried with a single eye facing the low winter sun. After forensic veterinarian Cooper Allen travels to the scene, the investigators soon uncover evidence of a chain of crimes in the community – disappearances, arson and mutilations – all culminating in the reveal of something deadly lurking in the ground itself.
In the dark days that follow, the town slips into panic and paranoia. Everything is not as it seems. Anyone could be a suspect. And as Cooper finds herself unable to leave town, Alec is stalked by an unseen threat. The two investigators race to uncover the truth behind these frightening and insidious mysteries – no matter the cost.
Sixteen Horses is the debut literary thriller from an extraordinary talent, Greg Buchanan. A story of enduring guilt, trauma and punishment, set in a small seaside community the rest of the world has left behind. Join Greg and together we’ll read aloud from this wonderful new book.
Buy a ticket + book and you’ll receive a hardback of Sixteen Horses from independent online retailer Bert’s Books. Greg Buchanan will be signing and dedicating bookplates on the night which will be sent to you with your copy.