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What I Tell You in the Dark

What I Tell You in the Dark
John Samuel
Price: £
8.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
9 Aug 2018
ISBN: 
9780715651131
Pages: 
252
Genre: 
  • Fiction
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A nameless angel has been out of God’s favour since things went sideways with his last mission 2,000 years ago when he accidentally invented Christianity. He’s spent the intervening millennia watching the humanity he so loves fall into moral disrepair. Lately, he’s been watching Will, a man attempting to expose his company’s dark dealings to the media. But Will’s campaign is not going well.

In a moment of panic, the angel jumps into Will’s body taking him over, just as he did all those years ago when he inhabited the body of a guy named Jesus. What follows is a mortal struggle between good and evil, as cosmic forces fight to maintain the status quo. As Will begins to lose his grip on himself and his mission, the reader is forced to question whose reckoning this is: Are these the delusions of a man crushed by the hypocrisies of modern society? Or the actions of an angel desperate to right our wrongs?

Powerfully written and fast-paced What I Tell You in the Dark is an unsettling story of omnipotence, mayhem, capitalism, and corruption―a violent struggle between intentions and their consequences played out on a grand scale.

Reviews

‘Amusing and thought-provoking. Fans of Matt Haig will enjoy’ Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love

John Samuel

About John Samuel

John Samuel is a former editor of travel and food titles at Time Out Guides. As a freelancer, John has also written for national newspapers and magazines. He currently works and lives in Jersey with his wife and three children.

What I Tell You In the Dark

What I Tell You In the Dark
John Samuel
Price: £
10.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
3 Sep 2015
ISBN: 
9780715650509
Pages: 
256
Genre: 
  • Fiction
Available from:

'Amusing and thought-provoking. Fans of Matt Haig will enjoy' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love

A nameless angel has been out of God's favour since things went wrong with his last mission, 2,000 years ago. He has spent the intervening millennia watching the humanity he so loves fall into moral disrepair.

Lately, he's been watching Will, a businessman attempting to expose his company's dark dealings to the Press. Will's campaign is not going well. In a moment of weakness and bravado, the angel decides to take over Will -'jumping in' as he did over two millennia ago when he took over the body of a guy named Jesus. What follows is a mortal struggle between good and evil, as cosmic forces fight to maintain the status quo.

As Will begins to lose his grip on himself and his mission, the reader is forced to question whose reckoning this is: Are these the delusions of a man crushed by the hypocrisies of modern society? Or the actions of an angel desperate to right our wrongs? Powerfully written, fast paced What I Tell You in the Dark is an unsettling story of omnipotence, mayhem, capitalism, and corruption - a violent struggle between intentions and their consequences played out on a grand scale.

Reviews

'Amusing and thought-provoking. Fans of Matt Haig will enjoy' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love

'Dangerous, irreverent - blasphemous, even in its confrontation of unpalatable truths, this book skilfully articulates the tension and dialogue between the sacred and the profane... Part fantasy, part gripping depiction of delusional madness, this is a very strong and assured new piece of fiction. Take the plunge' Vanity Fair

'a fast moving plot with hilarious asides ... this is a cracking novel' Nudge

'Intelligent, funny, and enjoyably disrespectful without veering into offensive, What I Tell You in the Dark is a dark comedy with surprisingly tense thrills thrown in' The Bookbag

John Samuel

About John Samuel

John Samuel is a former editor of travel and food titles at Time Out Guides. As a freelancer, John has also written for national newspapers and magazines. He currently works and lives in Jersey with his wife and three children.