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Master story-teller Douglas Renwick’s
latest international thriller set in Afghanistan and London
“Dramatic, Different, Exciting and Sensitive”
In Khuh Tabar, in the foothills of the Hindu Kush, a young Englishwoman witnesses a war crime in which her loved-ones die. In 2019, she returns to England, bereaved and broken. When she discovers the identity of the man who murdered them, her grief turns to rage.
Her psychiatrist advises her to seek solace from an on-line bereavement support group. One of them suggests she kills the man. Should she honour the ancient code of the Pashtuns and avenge their deaths, risking a life sentence for murder? Or abide by the laws of her homeland and live with her anger forever?
When the killer is found dead, the police question her. She turns to her father for help.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
“It’s core is in Afghanistan and leads the heroine on the sort of journey you wouldn’t want to be on. Add to this one of the most devious methods of killing someone you don’t like, and the whole book is a belter.”
“A vivid insight into a young woman’s grief and life and death in an Afghanistan village. Combined with court room scenes that would delight any John Grisham fan.”
“Another brilliant, well thought out and unusual story line from Douglas Renwick. I would thoroughly recommend this book.”
“Very difficult to put down. A great read, highly recommended.”
“Traumata follows Melanie’s life through some very traumatic experiences. A good read overall which keeps your interest throughout, a clever psychological ending that could be interpreted differently by some readers to others.”
“A really well thought out story, with twists and turns, made for an excellent read.”
“I loved this book and read it very quickly as I couldn’t put it down. Douglas Renwick is a great story teller and his books are always well researched. He kept me guessing until the last page.”
“His research is excellent. In the court scenes, one is very much in the thick of it.”
“The plot leaves you guessing until the very end, and his research into the machinations of our legal system has certainly taught me a few lessons.”
“The perfect holiday read – a thriller without the all too usual, over-the-top, gory bits but with a good story line and plenty of intrigue to keep the reader guessing right to the end.”
About the Author
According to his British passport, Douglas Renwick’s occupation for many years was ‘Government Service’. This included spells in Libya, Malta, Cyprus, Ireland and Germany. He also worked at the Ministry of Defence in London, the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers in Europe in Belgium, the Pentagon in Washington DC, and White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
He has spent time in East Berlin, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Argentina, Egypt, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. He has jumped out of planes, swum across Valetta harbour, skied across the Alps and the Rockies, and been transferred by breeches buoy from one Royal Navy ship to another, at sea and under full steam. He has been down a coal-mine in Yorkshire, a salt-mine in Poland and a nuclear bunker in Essex.
Now a grandfather, retired and living in Kent, time allows him to commit some of his experiences to paper. He prefers writing fiction on the grounds that it is safer.