Those advance review copies my publisher sent out are paying off already: a couple of early-bird book bloggers have posted some excellent reviews of The Killing Season.
Fiona Sharp, one of Waterstones top 10 contributors, gave the book a five-star review:
"Hooked immediately. This guy is as good as David Baldacci."
Meanwhile, Liz Loves Books posted a really great writeup on her eponymous blog, saying the book has:
"a terrific supporting cast, the occasional moment that will have you hyperventilating and a magnificent final showdown."
I'm so happy to get a couple of really positive reviews from book bloggers right out of the gate. I know the negative reviews will come at some point - being liked by everyone is almost certainly the sign of a boring writer - but in the meantime it's nice to bask in the warm glow of knowing people have enjoyed my work.
Numbers are looking great for the official launch of The Killing Season at Waterstones Argyle Street, Glasgow on April 23 at 7pm, so click here to get a free ticket soon if you're planning to come: there'll be an interview and questions, a reading and of course a signing - I can't wait.
After the signing, there will be a post-launch soirée (God, that's a great word) just a couple of minutes' walk along Argyle Street at the venerable Glasgow institution that is Sloans Bar (established 1797). We'll be in the first floor space of what is a really cool Grade-A listed building, and all are welcome. Do drop by my Facebook page and let me know if you're planning to be there.