img-book
Category:

The Girl in the Empty Room

by: Neil Randall

A troubled single mother goes missing. A highly unusual sexually-transmitted infection spreads around a small town. Two bodies wash up on a beach.

Are these seemingly unrelated events connected to a government plot to eliminate undesirable members of society; an ancient myth about an Indian chief; a series of unsolved copycat murders; or to a self-proclaimed shaman and tattooist – a man who believes his body art is infused with magical powers?

Hundreds of people eventually succumb to the infection. The town is quarantined. The shaman’s tattoos do indeed come to life, inciting gruesome acts of violence. In a supernatural twist, the missing woman becomes an unlikely hero – a wrathful conduit – avenging a great evil perpetrated against a peaceful tribe of people hundreds of years ago.

Meet the Author
avatar-author
Author of Isolation and The Girl in the Empty Room Novelist, short story writer and poet, Neil Randall was born in Norfolk, England, in 1975. A keen sportsman, Randall represented his county at football throughout his school and college years, and had trials with several leading English club sides. After attending an elite sport’s college, Randall went on to read law at the University of East London. During a gap year he travelled extensively across Central and Eastern Europe and into Russia, places which provide the backdrop for much of his early published work. He is heavily influenced by classic authors such as Hubert Selby Jnr, John Cheever and Raymond Carver as well as contemporary writers such as Haruki Murakami, Olga Grushin and Paul Auster. He wants to write bizarre compelling stories about normal everyday people and situations, where the reader doesn't know what's coming on the next page. His shorter fiction and poetry has been published in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Canada. Samples of his writing can be viewed at www.neilrandall.net and narandall.blogspot.com.
Books of Neil Randall
Buy product
About This Book
Overview

A troubled single mother goes missing. A highly unusual sexually-transmitted infection spreads around a small town. Two bodies wash up on a beach.

Are these seemingly unrelated events connected to a government plot to eliminate undesirable members of society; an ancient myth about an Indian chief; a series of unsolved copycat murders; or to a self-proclaimed shaman and tattooist – a man who believes his body art is infused with magical powers?

Hundreds of people eventually succumb to the infection. The town is quarantined. The shaman’s tattoos do indeed come to life, inciting gruesome acts of violence. In a supernatural twist, the missing woman becomes an unlikely hero – a wrathful conduit – avenging a great evil perpetrated against a peaceful tribe of people hundreds of years ago.

Details

Publisher: Crooked Cat Books
Publish Date:
Page Count: