Whitsunday author makes a UK debut
FOR Whitsunday author, Rory McCourt, March is a month of particular significance.
On the 27th and 28th, his Shute Harbour home was battered by Cyclone Debbie and a day later while he was in the middle of his recovery effort, his new novel No Killing Sky was being released in the United Kingdom.
“At the time, I must admit, I didn’t give it a second thought,” he said.
“We were too busy trying to adjust to the enormity of the aftermath of the storm.”
Publisher New Internationalist brought the UK release date forward to March 30 to have it qualify for the UK’s premier thriller competition The Steel Dagger award.
With many scenes set in the Whitsundays, the story follows Liam Doyle who, on returning home from an early morning ascent of Carrauntooil, learns his father has disappeared high in the death zone of K2 in Baltistan. While trying to locate his father’s body, Liam is met with a series of disturbing events.
No Killing Sky will hit bookshops in Australia at the end of the month but is available online now through Book Depository, Booktopia and Amazon.
For more, visit www.rorymccourt.com.
GREAT TALE: Whitsunday local Rory McCourt with his new book No Killing Sky.