ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: August 4, 2011
By (author) Doug Johnstone
This title is shortlisted for CrimeFest’s Last Laugh Award. Four friends, one weekend, gallons of whisky. What could go wrong? Driven by amateur whisky-nut Adam, four late-thirties ex-university mates are heading to Islay – the remote Scottish island world famous for its single malts – with a wallet full of cash, a stash of coke and a serious thirst. Over a weekend soaked in the finest cask strength spirit, they meet young divorcee Molly, who Adam has a soft spot for, her little sister Ash who has all sorts of problems and Molly’s ex-husband Joe, a control freak who also happens to be the local police. As events spiral out of control, they are all thrown into a nightmare that gets worse at every turn.
Doug Johnstone is a freelance journalist and the author of two previous novels, Tombstoning and The Ossians, described by Irvine Welsh as ‘a drug-fuelled, counter-clockwise state-of-the-nation rock ‘n’ roll tour’ and by Ian Rankin as ‘a powerful and moving commentary on the country and its defining myths’.