Episode 17: 14/10/14

Close your eyes, and hope that this is just imagination… cos this is thriller, thriller night.

Yes, Speakeasy is back with an edge-of-your-seat thriller special. Chilled and chilling cocktails, a playlist with more twists than a rollercoaster ride with Gillian Flynn, and nerve-racking readings from these four mega-talents:

LOUISE MILLAR is the author of psychological thrillers The Hidden Girl, Accidents Happen and The Playdate. We can expect ‘Creeping paranoia, nail-biting tension and fiendishly clever plotting’ from her, according to Lucy Diamond (writing about Accidents Happen, which Marie Claire also called ‘nerve-shredding’). Louise lives in London with her husband and children and is currently writing her fourth novel.

LUANA LEWIS is a clinical psychologist and the author of two non-fiction books. As well as writing for several newspapers, magazines and journals, she has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Don’t Stand So Close is her début novel, a gripping psychological thriller about a reclusive psychologist who is forced to confront trauma from her past and secrets in her marriage.

FLEUR SMITHWICK studied French Literature at Southampton University and worked in various jobs, including twelve years as a school secretary, before becoming a full-time writer. She has won several short story prizes, and her first novel, HOW TO MAKE A FRIEND, will be published by Transworld in January (lucky us – sneak preview!). She lives in London with her husband and two children.

ROSIE CLAVERTON grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, before moving to Cardiff to study Medicine. As well as writing short films, she is the author of Binary Witness, and now Code Runner, the first two books in the Amy Lane Mysteries. She also blogs about psychiatry and psychology for writers in her Freudian Script series, advocating for accurate and sensitive portrayals of people with mental health problems in fiction.

As well as all that, you get the opportunity to get those four aforementioned authors to write something off-the-cuff and entirely customised by YOU.

Plenty to be thrilled about, we think you’ll agree.

Tuesday, 14th October. Drink Shop Do, free from 7pm. Book your little bottom a seat by emailing mail@drinkshopdo.com.

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