Whit­sun­day au­thor makes a UK de­but

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GREAT TALE: Whit­sun­day lo­cal Rory McCourt with his new book No Killing Sky.

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