Tag: Thriller

Creative Writing

Between Christmas and the New Year

(CW: Mentions of death) the please-come-home-for-christmas radio, the fairytale-of-new-york radio, the ave-maria radio     is a time machine is a corpse is just  static in the air like damp pine needles and frost. a stag is not a god. a god is not an animal  staggering away from a festive-music-radio-corpse. a stag is a deer…

Books, Venue

UEA Live: Lee Child and Heather Martin on childhood, industry and the responsibility of the author

This year UEA is proudly celebrating 50 years of its Creative Writing course. UEA’s Autumn Literary Festival has not allowed distancing measures to interrupt their celebration, and instead are holding the seven-week series online, as UEA Live.  Acclaimed crime author Lee Child kicked off the event on Wednesday night (7 October). Lee Child is a…

Arts, Venue

‘Secrets, trust, and danger’: the three promises of Rachel Sargeant’s new novel

Rachel Sargeant is quickly rising the ranks in psychological thrillers, with her novel ‘The Perfect Neighbours’, becoming a top ten Kindle bestseller. Now she talks to us ahead of the release of her upcoming novel, ‘The Roomates’.  Sargeant’s new novel revolves around a university campus and explores the story of a stalker. Packed with darkness…

TV

Leaving Neverland

The world is in a state of shock, anger, and confusion once again after the release of a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s sexual abuse allegations. It has been hard to escape the controversy of the Leaving Neverland documentary, which explores the sexual abuse of Wade Robson and James Safechuck. Directed by Dan Reed and…

TV

Our obsession with True Crime

Murderers, rapists, and paedophiles are initially introduced to us as a concept of fiction, something written about in books and plays – a terrifying figment of the imagination. So, when we are introduced to them in True Crime documentaries, films and television series it is hard to comprehend the reality of these criminals’ actions. The…

Film

Identity: On screen

Identity, a gripping psychological thriller in its own right, offers an unusual insight into one of the most misconstrued mental illnesses explored on film. The film follows two seemingly unconnected plots – the trial of a serial killer and the mass killing of a group of ten people stranded at a motel. However, with a…

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