Doug Johnstone with The Jump in St Andrews

Thursday 27th August 2015

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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We are absolutely delighted to announce that we will be hosting the launch for Doug Johnstone’s latest outstanding thriller, The Jump.

Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her teenage son, Ellie lives in the shadows of the Forth Road Bridge, lingering on its footpaths and swimming in the waters below. One day she talks down another suicidal teenager, Sam, and sees for herself a shot at redemption, the chance to atone for her son’s death. But even with the best intentions, she can’t foresee the situation she’s falling headlong into – a troubled family, with some very dark secrets of their own.

According to Helen Fitzgerald this latest novel is ‘A brilliant psychological thriller, no, domestic noir, whatever you call it, The Jump is superb.’ We couldn’t agree more, The Jump is a hugely moving contemporary thriller, and a stunning portrait of an unlikely heroine.

In addition to being  the author of six fantastic novels, Doug is a talented songwriter and musician. To complement his artistic flair, he also has a PhD in nuclear physics, naturally.