Fool’s Run, a dark thriller with supernatural undertones from Wicked Horror contributor Sidney Williams, is now available for pre-order from all retailers in trade paper and ebook formats. It will be officially released Nov. 24 by Gordian Knot, the crime-mystery imprint of Crossroad Press.
The book has already drawn praise from Publisher’s Weekly: “This thriller-cum-caper will keep readers eagerly turning the pages.”
“It’s a bit of a departure for me, but it was an exciting story to write,” noted Sidney, a former newspaper reporter whose work included the crime beat.
The tale opens with a shock. The father of kidnapped daughters is forced to listen via a phone call to the voices of his terrified daughters as gunshots explode. Soon, hired by the bereaved parents, Si Reardon, an ex-cop fresh out of prison, is propelled into a twisted game with a Russian businessman whose criminal ties run deep. It’s a job no one wants, but Si’s desperate to get back on his feet. He’s quickly hurled into a world of trafficking, money laundering and hints of dark and ancient magic.
“This novel began with just a spark and some free writing,” Sidney said. “Si went through a few paces, a twist presented itself, and I knew there was a tale to tell and where it was going to lead.”
Williams is the author of horror thrillers including Dark Hours, Night Brothers and Blood Hunter, and Midnight Eyes.
Starting October 22, readers can enter to win a signed book via the Goodreads giveaways listing.