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The Storm


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After his editor is murdered in front of him, crime reporter Doug McGregor’s world falls apart. As prime witness, he’s not allowed to investigate the case, and he’s left only with questions and a bloody memory seared in his mind. On top of that, Doug’s ‘friendship’ with his police contact, DS Susie Drummond, is in a weird place right now. So he leaps at the chance to take some time out with his old friend on the Isle of Skye. But when another savage killing occurs, Doug realises that the murders may be linked, and that going to Skye was the best and worst move possible. He’s in the eye of the Storm – and this one could engulf them all.

Prizes and awards

Falling Fast SHORTLISTED for Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2014, Finalist - Dundee International Book Prize 2013


'“With The Storm Neil Broadfoot has established himself as a professional author and a member of the growing house of Tartan Noir. The Storm is a great read and I recommend it.”' -– Edinburgh Reporter Read more

'“A gripping page turner with prose like a sniper's bullet - straight, true and hitting the mark. Falling Fast was an astonishing debut. The Storm shows it was no fluke.”' -– Douglas Skelton

'“Cracking pace, great cast of characters and satisfyingly twisty plot. A great read.'” -– James Oswald

'Another cracker from an author on the top of his game.' - Crime Fiction Lover Read more

'A ‘must read’ for all lovers of Tartan Noir.' - Undiscovered Scotland Read more

Trade information

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

The Storm

About the author

Neil Broadfoot

Before turning his hand to fiction, Neil Broadfoot worked as a journalist for 15 years – an experience that greatly influenced his high-octane thrillers Falling Fast and The Storm, both of which feature crime reporter Doug McGregor. Falling Fast was an instant success, shortlisted for the prestigious Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award and the Dundee International Book Prize. Its follow-up, The Storm, has garnered praise from critics, crime fiction authors and readers alike, and has established Neil as one of the heavyweight writers on the (in)famous Tartan Noir scene.

Praise for Falling Fast: “Neil Broadfoot is the one to watch.” Magnus Linklater “Falling Fast is a book that grabs you by the throat from the start and doesn’t let go.” Crime Fiction Lover, 5 stars. “Falling Fast by Neil Broadfoot: Scotland isn’t going to run out of great crime fiction any time soon.” Chris Brookmyre. “Broadfoot is the real deal. A superb debut.””A deliciously twisty thriller that never lets up the pace. Thrills, spills, chills and kills.” Donna Moore. “The chapters are a series of stabs, swift, to the point… The knots in the plot unravel with timely stealth.” Tom Adair, Scotsman. “Broadfoot is here, and he’s ready to sit at the table with some of the finest crime writers Scottish fiction has to offer.” Russel D. McLean. “A great meaty crime read with a true grit core.” Laura Piper, STV. “Gritty with a strong identity. Broadfoot is destined for crime success.” Dundee International Book Prize judges