Bitter Pill by Peter Church hits shelves
The author of critically acclaimed Dark Video is back with a gripping thriller that sweeps through the intoxicating haunts of Cape Town’s nightlife and lingers on the sugary sand of Plettenberg Bay – before exploding on the streets of the Mother City’s exclusive southern suburbs.
Burnet Media will be hosting an open-day launch at 8 Klaasenbosch Drive, Constantia, on Thursday, 18 August 2011 – see invite below. Various other events will also be hosted around the country in the upcoming weeks. See the Bitter Pill website for more details and to read the first chapter .
About Bitter Pill :
Inside the heaving party hub that is Cape Town’s student playground, someone is preying on the young and unwary. As allegations of drink spiking and illicit sex hit the local papers, university authorities move quickly to limit the damage…
A world away in Seattle, Carlos De Palma, the shadowy operator behind Dark Video, is plotting his survival strategy in the ever-changing Internet landscape. With his precious clients clamouring for heightened thrills, Carlos begins tapping into a new service that blurs the boundaries between the real and virtual worlds…
Enter Robbie Cullen, nice guy and average student, dumped by his girlfriend and struggling with grades. But when it comes to the crunch, Robbie doesn’t know the meaning of stepping back. Once he encounters the beautiful and mysterious Fallon, his small-town bravado is set to make him some powerful enemies…
Bitter Pill is a gripping thriller that sweeps through the intoxicating haunts of Cape Town’s nightlife and lingers on the sugary sand of Plettenberg Bay – before exploding on the streets of the Mother City’s exclusive southern suburbs.
Critical acclaim for Dark Video :
“A roller-coaster ride into the dark world of online pornography and the horrors you can let yourself in for without knowing it! A local author with international potential”
– Louise Mann, Leisurebooks
“[A] gripping thriller with a brilliant twist at the end… Church is particularly good at group dynamics and the moral hazards of lifelong privilege”
– Sydney Morning Herald
“A topical thriller with a strong moral message that should get the conversation going among a diverse audience”
– Sunday Times
- Bitter Pill by Peter Church
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