The Portobello Bookshop are delighted to be hosting the Edinburgh launch of Chris Brookmyre’s brand new thriller, The Cliff House! We’re excited to be welcoming Chris back for what’s set to be an excellent conversation live in the bookshop and online.
About The Cliff House:
One hen weekend, seven secrets… but only one worth killing for. Jen’s hen party is going to be out of control… She’s rented a luxury getaway on its own private island. The helicopter won’t be back for seventy-two hours. They are alone. They think. As well as Jen, there’s the pop diva and the estranged ex-bandmate, the tennis pro and the fashion guru, the embittered ex-sister-in-law and the mouthy future sister-in-law.
It’s a combustible cocktail, one that takes little time to ignite, and in the midst of the drunken chaos, one of them disappears. Then a message tells them that unless someone confesses her terrible secret to the others, their missing friend will be killed.
Problem is, everybody has a secret. And nobody wants to tell.
It is 25 years since multi-award-winning Sunday Times bestseller Chris Brookmyre’s first book was published. Since then, he has established himself as one of the most popular crime writers in Scotland. His enthusiasm for hurling himself into extra-curricular activities such as the Scotland v England Writers football, the Caledonian Challenge, Channel 5 Egg Heads, the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers and most recently BBC Question Time is well known and means he has more to talk about than most. At Bloody Scotland last year, he earned bragging rights when Stephen King opened his event by holding up a copy of Chris Brookmyre’s book, Want You Gone declaring it ‘fantastic’. A TV adaptation of The Cut is in development with Glasgow-based production company Highland Midge and Chris and his wife Marisa are currently writing the scripts.