The Actaeon Tide

'Twin Peaks come to the surfing coast of South Wales'

‘Tom Anderson’s debut novel is a psychological thriller unlike any you’re read before – Twin Peaks come to the surfing coast of South Wales’

– John Williams

Noah, a debt collector and investigator in his late twenties, is slowly putting away enough money to get out of the murky world of solicitors, bankers, bent coppers and cheating wives for good. All he’s ever wanted is to make a wedge so he can emigrate some place where the surf is good and the weather warm, but then comes the job that changes everything. A mysterious woman thinks her huge house in the Vale is hiding the darkest of secrets. Drawn to the money and aided by the advice of occult-specialist Alys, Noah lifts the lid on a bizarre world in which depravity and deceit are in charge, where night time covers the inexplicable and where the dream of escaping to ride a few waves is soon growing further out of reach. The Actaeon Tide is a tale of ancient myth meeting new money, set at the shoreline of an all conquering sea.

‘Tom Anderson treads a well worn gumshoe path but the dark tide that runs through this thriller is uniquely his own. The prose is snappy, dialogue whip smart, plot rolls on like big waves breaking on a bleak coast. He creates a new genre of Welsh horror/noir that leaves the reader begging/dreading more with every turn of the page. Myth and murder are locked in a cycle that repeats in the lives of the vividly drawn characters. His legion of surf fans will not be disappointed as he again slides his board down the breakers, this time however the water is murkier, the temperature distinctly chilly. An essential read for fans of great writing that thrills.’ – Ifor Thomas

Product details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Parthian Books (16 Oct. 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1909844810
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909844810
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.7 x 20.6 cm

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