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Strangers Are Just Friends You Haven’t Killed Yet
A new novel set in Sheffield which takes a darkly satirical look at the modern media has just been published.
What do you get if you cross a French sex addict hitman, a self-righteous left wing blogger with a spam problem, a racist bar room regular and his penchant for porn, an American gangster with a lot of reflecting to do, a small time journalist who dreams of the big time, a weak-willed loner with a Victorian lion hunter alter-ego, a flamboyant PR guru and his devilish plans, a very recently unemployed call centre drone, an old man with a hell of a grudge, and a LOT, of dead bodies?
What you get is the debut novel by Barnsley-based author, Ryan Bracha.
The naked corpse of a young man is discovered with his throat sliced open on a cool autumn morning in a Sheffield park by an elderly dog-walker, as usual. This is the first of a rapidly increasing number of seemingly random killings in the city, leading to a frenzy of media and public speculation, in which everyone is a suspect, and everyone has an opinion. Daisy is pointing the finger at the media, rookie journalist David is dreaming of future awards for his coverage of the whole thing, and Terry blames the Asians.
What is actually happening is a far more sinister affair which threatens to spiral out of control. Across the city, call centre outlaw, Tom, cast out for his lack of respect for faceless voices, is drinking and snorting himself into a collision course with some very, very bad people indeed. How will it end? Well that depends on how much of an outlaw Tom’s prepared to be.
Strangers Are Just Friends You Haven’t Killed Yet is a funny, satirical, sexy, and very violent tale of poverty, addiction, the fickle finger of fame, love and questionable mental health.
Available now on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ryan-Bracha/e/B0095JOQWA
About the Author
Ryan Bracha is 33 years worth of ideas just screaming to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public. Born in Doncaster, Ryan Bracha has spent time living and working in a number of Yorkshire towns and cities, where he has gathered the inspiration for some of his many fictional characters.
By the age of 24 he had written and directed his first feature film, ‘Tales From Nowhere’ which was well received and enjoyed a limited release around his native Yorkshire. His second screenplay, ‘Dirt Merchants’ never made it to screen but was an outlet for his desire to tell stories.
Almost 4 years in the making, his debut novel, ‘Strangers Are Just Friends You Haven’t Killed Yet’ is a darkly comic satire based on the state of the media in the face of what appears to be a serial killer stalking the streets of Sheffield.
His second novel won’t take as long to write, he promises you.