I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be involved in the #Blogtour for Daniel Culver’s debut book WHITE MIDNIGHT. My thanks to Manatee Books and the wonderful Liz Barnsley for arranging this tour.
About the book: Elizabeth Nowicki, a British woman and self-confessed stoic, settles down in the seemingly idyllic American town of Midnight, with her new husband and his two children. Six months on, life as a step mom is harder than she thought, and the shine of the American Dream has already worn off.
Bored and lonely, Elizabeth is drawn into a nightmare when someone in a duck mask murders two local cops…and the investigation reaches her new neighbourhood. When this is followed by strange happenings across the street, leading to another death, Elizabeth starts to conduct her own investigation….but can she find the killer before the killer finds her?
‘Daniel Culver is a bold and original new voice in crime fiction.’ – Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
‘Fresh, stylish and utterly enthralling, White Midnight is an outstanding debut and Daniel Culver is a writer to watch.’ – Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks
About the author: Daniel Culver is a writer and editor, currently living and working in east London, having spent his formative years fluttering between the council estates of Essex and the wilds of Asia and the Americas.
He is an alumnus of both Faber Academy and Curtis Brown Creative and his quirky, crime debut will be published in March 2018.
My Review: White Midnight is one of those books that has a cracking story line, fascinating characters, is beautifully descriptive and atmospheric and a totally kick-ass main character Elizabeth Nowicki.
Rather than the usual guts and grime crime thriller White Midnight is quirky, intense and becomes completely un-putdownable almost immediately.
Elizabeth Nowicki (don’t call her Lizzie) has moved to a small snowy town in the USA called Midnight with a husband, 2 step-children and it hasn’t stopped snowing since she arrived. With little to do in Midnight except shovel snow whilst waiting for her Visa she decides to investigate the local murder of 2 policemen which appears to be the start of a series of crimes. Elizabeth then finds herself in the midst of a spate of crimes, putting herself and her family at risk.
Now 2018 is the year of the woman, and I think Elizabeth is a brilliant example of a strong, brave, funny, quirky kick-ass women. Her attitude and no nonsense approach is refreshing. Her dry sense of humour (she certainly isn’t a soccer mum) kept me grinning throughout and the storyline kept me guessing right up until the end.
A well written, highly atmospheric crime thriller with a fabulous quirkiness.
PS. This would make an excellent film!