The good people at Piatkus (our imprint at publisher Little, Brown) have posted up an article Darren wrote about the novel, and how it all began and then evolved, on their blog page. If you want to take a look, you can find it here: “A surprising new thriller of biblical proportions.”
Hello, and welcome to the website of the novel “I Know What You Did Last Supper.”
We’re two co-authors, Wayne Williams and Darren Allan, and this is our debut novel (although we’ve previously written two non-fiction books together).
So what’s the novel about? Well, the title pretty much says it all – the Bible meets nineties slasher film. It’s a horror-thriller in which Judas is stalked by an unhinged maniac. You can check out the full back cover blurb over in the right-hand side panel.
We began writing the book back in December 2009, and we delivered the finished manuscript to our (awesomely supportive) publisher, Little, Brown, in June 2012. Two and a half years of writing, revising, tweaking and polishing has produced a novel that we’re really proud of.
As we crafted chapter after chapter, the seamless way that everything worked out and tied together, in terms of plot development and twists, and the meshing of the two concepts – the Bible and slasher film – surprised even us. The manner in which the novel unfurled seemed almost supernatural, to a point. In fact, this book has seen quite a few… coincidences, which we’ll tell you more about at a later date. Keep your eyes peeled on this blog.
For now, though, we’ll finish by simply saying that if you like the sound of the concept, then we don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the execution (pardon the pun) of the novel. We’ll have a short extract up on the site soon to give you a flavour. Meantime, if you’re curious Amazon has its “look inside” feature which has just gone live, and you can have a peek there.
So, it’s only a week and a half to launch now – the book is out on March 7th – and we’re very excited to share our little tale with you all. We hope you’ll be equally excited reading it.
Oh, and if you have any questions about the book or related matters, please fire away in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you.