Deluded, neurotic, self-medicated, David photographs crime scenes and car crashes across London, struggling to become the writer he always imagined. It isn’t until he meets Rachel, an actor with dark obsessions and a secretive past, that every dream seems possible. But as David attempts to publish Rachel’s story to launch his own career, those dreams rapidly spiral into nightmares. Tormented by a grinning spectre in a bowler hat, haunted by sentient rain clouds and his neighbour’s talking cat, David must confront the memories unravelling his fraying reality. Even if it gets weird. Even if it’s terrifying. The debut novel by Jim Queen is a collision of psychological horror and dark satire that boldly explores our world of excess, ambition and isolation.