Book: Gated by Matt Drabblecategories: Book, Murder, Mystery, Exciting, Suspense Horror Thriller
Matt Drabbleabout this book: This is my third attempt at a novel and my first attempt at aiming for a more mainstream market.
"Gated" is the story of Michael and Emily, a happy and contented English couple. A writer and a school teacher. Their lives are complete when Emily falls pregnant, however their dreams are shattered one cold winter night by a car accident that robs them of their happiness. To overcome thier loss they up stick and move to Eden Gardens, a US gated community that offers "Heaven on Earth and Twice as Nice". The people welcome them with open arms, the sun always shines and the sky's always blue. As they settle into their new perfect lives, the circle is complete when Emily falls pregnant. But are the stares a little too intense, are their new neighbours a little too interested is Eden all that it seems. They are about to find out that paradise comes at a cost, and when you sign a lease, you should always check the fine print.
"Gated" has been a little bit of success for me in the UK. During its free giveaway weekend it hit the #1 spot on the UK Amazon Horror Chart. Now that it is on sale it has stayed around the top 5 UK Amazon Horror/Thriller Chart and the top 10 UK Amazon Horror chart.
It seems to be popular with female readers who identify with the carefully constructed characters and they find the book fun and exciting.
As an indie author finding myself in the charts amongst professional authors with large publishing companies backing them is a little daunting to say the least.
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