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Gripping and spellbinding, this tale is full of pure joy and complete terror THE LADY It's interesting to see how a successful children's writer makes the transition to adult fiction, and St John pulls it off brilliantly THE TIMES 20130629 Lauren St John's prose is warm and light and she keeps the plot trotting along ... St John's breezy evocation of Cornwall's rugged cliffs, sandy shores and gnarly yet good-hearted villagers gives it ample seasonal appeal. Moreover, the ending might surprise you. DAILY MAIL 20130628 What a treat. Children's author St John brings her masterful story-telling to the adult market ... Engaging, original and charming. SAGA 20130701 This unusual love story is the first adult novel from this children's author and will have you in its thrall from the start. CANDIS MAGAZINE 20130701 [I]t is brilliantly written and the story will grip you. It is one of those books that get under your skin and even when you are not reading it you will be thinking about it. LOVENBOOKS 20130802
Lauren St John grew up on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, which later became the subject of her acclaimed memoir, RAINBOW'S END. After more than a decade of writing about golf and alt. country stars like Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris, she turned to children's fiction with the bestselling White Giraffe and Laura Marlin mystery series and her latest novel, THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE. THE OBITUARY WRITER is her first novel for adults. Find out more at www.laurenstjohn.com
Nick Donaghue, a handsome young obituary writer for THE TIMES, leads a charmed existence until he is caught up in one of Britain's worst ever train crashes. When he survives unscathed, his friends and colleagues consider him the luckiest man alive. Only Nick knows the truth - that he is tormented by horrific nightmares. When they start to appear grimly prescient, his meticulously constructed urban life is derailed. Escaping to the wilds of Cornwall strikes him as the answer, especially after he becomes captivated by a beautiful woman and a tempestuous horse he sees playing on a beach. But when his nightmares return, they threaten his fragile new world. As Nick struggles to understand his dreams, his demons and, most dangerously of all, his passions, he realises that falling in love might come at a terrible price.