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A Time For Monsters
A Time For Monsters

A Time For Monsters


332 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: May 2021

ISBN 9781645480693

Rights: WOR

Vesuvian Books (May 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: May 2021


IPPY Award-Winning Author with story inspired by true events from childhood, which is in development for film/TV; 75k PR/Marketing budget  

A Nordic thriller in the vein of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Death Wish, in which a female serial killer, who only feels emotion when listening to music, is hell-bent on revenge and must outwit a disgraced detective determined to redeem himself if she is to complete her carefully orchestrated plan and cover up the ultimate secret. ONLY A MONSTER CAN DO THE WRONG THINGS FOR THE RIGHT REASONS Do you remember the first tape or CD you ever bought? Perhaps you waited for the local station to play the top forty songs on a Sunday so you could record your favorite band. Maybe you downloaded a certain track that reminded you of your wedding day or a graduation. Reyna Blackburn remembers. Every single song for every horrific event in her life. She remembers what song was playing on the radio the first time he hurt her. And she remembers what was playing through her headphones the first time she killed.


"... merging the best of apocalyptic fiction and science fiction... compelling." —Library Journal

"Cinematic, thought provoking, and immersive, this is an option for fans of darker, grittier, and more science-focused dystopias in the manner of the novels of Philip K. Dick." —Booklist  

?"This was one of the most original books I have read in a long time. I was completely transfixed from beginning to end. This book gets a perfect score." —Feathered Quill Award Judges   

"...this new series has the potential to render popular franchises like the Hunger Games, the Maze Runner, and Divergent as mere forerunners in the genre." —

"A riveting novel that grabs attention, crafts a realistic, thoroughly engrossing scenario, and probes the roots of tyranny and forces that work against impossible odds towards elusive freedom. Warning: once begun, It proves difficult to put down!" —Midwest Book Review

"Readers of survival stories are in for a treat with the depth of psychological, philosophical, and spiritual revelation wound into a blend of intense social change and personal journeys."  —Bookwatch

Author Biography

Gareth Worthington holds a degree in marine biology, a PhD in Endocrinology, an executive MBA, is Board Certified in Medical Affairs, and currently works for the Pharmaceutical industry educating the World's doctors on new cancer therapies. Gareth is an authority in ancient history, has hand-tagged sharks in California, and trained in various martial arts, including Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai at the EVOLVE MMA gym in Singapore and 2FIGHT in Switzerland. His work has won multiple awards, including Dragon Award Finalist and an IPPY award for Science Fiction. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the British Science Fiction Association. Born in England, Gareth has lived around the world from Asia, to Europe to the USA. Wherever he goes, he endeavors to continue his philanthropic work with various charities.