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Beyond The Rage


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Even though he’s a successful criminal, Glasgow villain Kenny O’Neill is angry. Not only has his high-class prostitute girlfriend just been attacked, but his father is reaching out to him from the past – despite abandoning Kenny as a child after his mother’s suicide. Kenny is now on a dual mission to hunt down his girl’s attacker and find out the truth about his father… but instead he unravels disturbing family secrets and finds that revenge is not always sweet. An intelligent, violent thriller shot through with dark humour, Beyond the Rage enthralls and disturbs in equal measure. With an intricate plot, all-too-believable characters and perfectly pitched dialogue, this is a masterclass in psychological crime fiction writing.

REVIEWS OF Beyond The Rage

'Michael Malone brings a poet's sensibilities to the crime novel... but still manages to deliver a belter of a yarn. ' - Douglas Skelton

'Malone has the enviable and rare talent of crafting hard-hitting noir that is also emotionally intelligent and engaging. A fabulous read.' - Caro Ramsay

'Every once in a while, a book comes along and redefines the term unputdownable. Beyond the Rage is one of them. The plotting is sublime... … The prose is faultless throughout'" - Crimesquad Read more

'Funny and brutal, heartfelt and compelling. Highly recommended.' -– Craig Robertson

'Another corker of a tale from the pen of the talented Michael J Malone…this is a superb story and nothing short of the standard we are coming to expect from this talented voice in Scottish crime fiction. Extremely highly recommended.' -– Amanda Gillies, Eurocrime Read more

'Beyond The Rage is a deeply personal thriller that will keep the reader turning those pages with twists and turns designed to keep the heart pumping. The best yet from a writer who has always delivered.' - Russel D McLean

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  • Rights: Worldwide Exclusive
  • BIC code(s): FF
  • BISAC code(s): FIC022000, FIC050000

About the author

Michael J. Malone

Michael J Malone is the author of three crime novels: Blood Tears, which won the Pitlochry Prize from the Scottish Association of Writers, A Taste for Malice and Beyond the Rage. His thriller The Guillotine Choice, published by Contraband/Saraband in March 2014, is the amazing true story of an innocent man’s time in the notorious Devil’s Island penal colony.

Praise for Michael J Malone: “Quite simply, one of the best novels I’ve read in the last ten years.” – Caro Ramsay. “Blasts onto the scene like a bullet … my debut of the year.” – Tony Black. “Had me gripped by the throat from first page to last. An absolute stunner.” – Ian Ayris. “Tough, funny, dark and so in your face it hurts. A superb piece of writing.” – Ken Bruen. “Addictive… more twists, turns and blind alleys than a labyrinth.” – “Blistering prose … an explosively cool and riveting novel.” – Sam Millar, review for New York Times journal of books.