STRAIGHT TO YOU by DAVID MOODY
“Straight To You deserves to be ranked alongside such classics as The Stand and Swan Song.” —Ginger Nuts of Horror
The sun is dying. The temperature around the world is rising by the hour with no sign of any respite. At this rate the planet will soon become uninhabitable; all life extinguished. It might be weeks away, it might be days… we may only have hours remaining. Society is crumbling. The burning world is descending into chaos.
Steven Johnson’s wife is hundreds of miles away and all that matters is reaching her before the end. He has to act now, no time to stop and think. Every second is precious. Tomorrow is too late.
“An engaging and heart-breaking read – Moody is the go-to-guy for extraordinary stories starring ordinary people” —Wayne Simmons, author of Plastic Jesus and Flu
“He brings to mind old Brit horror writer James Herbert. And that is some recommendation” —London Lite
“David Moody spins paranoia into a deliciously dark new direction” —Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero and Rot and Ruin
David Moody grew to hate his debut novel. Originally published in 1996, he loved the story but couldn’t see past the hackneyed writing, two-dimensional characters and flimsy plot. So, twenty years later, with two decades of publishing and a whole heap of personal life experiences under his belt, he wrote the book again. Moody says “The biggest thing that’s changed between the two versions of the book is me. As well as having a load of books under my belt, I’m a very different person from the dumb young bugger who started writing STRAIGHT TO YOU back in January 1994. I’m a husband and a dad now, I write for a living, I have bills and responsibilities, I’ve been through some great times and some very shitty times… When I look back at the original version of the book I’m amazed at how naïve it now feels. The characters are as flat and two-dimensional as I was back then, the relationships between them less plausible than the end of the world scenario they’re supposedly living through. I think that’s down to the fact that when I first wrote the book, I hadn’t really lived.”