Author(s): Neil Broadfoot
After his editor is murdered in front of him, crime reporter Doug McGregor's world falls apart. As prime witness, he's not allowed to investigate the case, and he's left only with questions and a bloody memory seared in his mind. On top of that, Doug's 'friendship' with his police contact, DS Susie Drummond, is in a weird place right now. So he leaps at the chance to take some time out with his old friend on the Isle of Skye. But when another savage killing occurs, Doug realises that the murders may be linked, and that going to Skye was the best and worst move possible. He's in the eye of the Storm - and this one could engulf them all.
Runner-up for Dundee International Book Prize 2013. Shortlisted for Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award 2014.
"Cracking pace, great cast of characters and satisfyingly twisty plot. A great read." - James Oswald; "A gripping page turner with prose like a sniper's bullet - straight, true and hitting the mark. Falling Fast was an astonishing debut. The Storm shows it was no fluke." - Douglas Skelton; Praise for Falling Fast: "Broadfoot is the real deal. A superb debut." - Crimesquad.com.; "A certainty of purpose, a clarity of voice and a real sense of danger. He's [up there] with some of the finest crime writers Scottish fiction has to offer." - Russel D. McLean.; "Gritty [with] a strong identity; very tartan noir crime fiction. The shock opening hooked me in and the well-developed characters, back stories, plot and sub-plots kept that interest going." - Dundee Book Prize judge.
As a former journalist for The Scotsman and employee of Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service, Neil Broadfoot brings his considerable experience to play in his fiction. Falling Fast was an instant success and shortlisted as Scottish Crime Book of the Year.