Roadrage is a very different kind of book to Niedermayer & Hart. If I was asked to give a 'smart description', I'd say it's a psychological thriller that examines the corrosive effect of obsession and hate. However, what it definitely has in common with Niedermayer & Hart (at least is meant to have!) is that it's a page-turner - just without any supernatural shenanigans.
It is now possible to place a pre-order for Roadrage through Odd Dog Press or via the To Buy page on this site using PayPal.
Roadrage by M J Johnson
Roadrage is a psychological thriller. The book is set largely in West Kent, on the fringe of the London commuter belt but concludes on the rugged coastline of West Wales. Its main protagonist, Gil Harper, is a successful book illustrator who has collaborated for nearly two decades with one of the world's leading children's authors. Despite enjoying an outwardly comfortable existence, Gil has become rather withdrawn since he lost his wife in an accident five years prior to the book's opening. His closest friends have long been concerned for his wellbeing, and are delighted when they learn he has recently met someone new.
At the start of Roadrage, Gil is driving home during a public holiday in atrocious rain. He and his dog, Spike, seem to have the road entirely to themselves. Then, in his rear-view mirror he spies the headlights of another car approaching fast ...
Roadrage is out 3 June, available in trade paperback and e-book versions.