From the review by Bookstormer – Alexina Golding 21 September 2017
A B Morgan has written one of the best opening scenes to a book I have ever read. It drew me in and kept my curious mind needing to read on.
Mark was such a conundrum to work out, but a genuinely likeable character.
An extremely interesting insight in to the possibilities of power being in the wrong hands.
Having worked a short stint in one of my previous careers in a Hospital I found the descriptive nature of writing transporting me back there.
I found Emma and Monica’s working relationship and friendship brought so much personality and credibility to the story.
With such a powerful storyline and being filled with dread for Mark, A.B.Morgan peppered it with humour making this a fantastic read, especially if like me you love “people watching” and trying to work out the human mind.
An extremely well crafted debut novel, with a storyline that I found original and powerful. With atinge of what if and sadness, I thoroughly enjoyed this read for various reasons and impressed with the style of A B Morgan’s debut novel
The official launch is tomorrow, 21st September 2017, The paperback was released on 10th September, but Amazon jumped the gun on the ebook version and for a week or so the kindle book was also available.
I’ve had three good Amazon reviews so far and can breathe a little. The response was really positive.
A local book launch has been arranged for 11th October in the village pub, The Cock, in Pavenham, with a fellow author John Lewes, and I hope that will be an enjoyable social event for friends and villagers alike.
A Justifiable Madness is now being advertised on Amazon, earlier than I thought!
Friends, family and neighbours are boosting sales with their supportive orders and now I wait with trepidation for the first review …
A big thank you to the London Writers Eclective ( see link above) who have invited me to one of their monthly events to launch A Justifiable Madness.
So, on 10th November I will be off to the bright lights of Waterstones in Tottenham Court Rd, London, to read from my book and to meet lots of other writers. How exciting!
I have to thank my brother Simon -who seems to know an awful lot of people- for introducing me to his friend Lindsay who helps to organise these events.
I haven’t lost the local touch and will be organising something for friends and neighbours in Pavenham and in Burnham on Crouch…as promised.
Due for publication on 21st September
A Justifiable Madness
what’s it all about?
Can you really tell the difference between madness and sanity?
Mark Randall goes to great lengths to get himself admitted to an acute psychiatric ward and despite being mute, he easily persuades professionals that he is psychotic, but who is he and why is he so keen to spend time in a psychiatric hospital?
When Mark is admitted onto Pargiter Ward, silent, wrapped in a blanked to cover his nudity, staff soon become suspicious about his motives.
Dealing with this as well as meeting the patients on the ward, Mark’s troubles really begin once he is Sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Decisions about his future then lie with Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Giles Sharman and Mark’s life is about to go from bad to worse.
Drugged, abused and in danger, Mark looks for a way out of this nightmare…
Divine Poison is due for publication at the beginning of January 2018. In the meantime I’ll be working with Emma Mitchell Editor to make it shine!
Publication date for A Justifiable Madness has been confirmed as 21st September 2017. watch this space for details of the cover release and planned events.