/ Lead title Stunning, cutting-edge thriller with a chilling supernatural twist from Japan's stylish new literary star, the acclaimed author of Ring. / Harlan Coben with chills -- pacy, contemporary, page-turning with a scary supernatural element, as well as a sharp plot with a slick surface and ultra-cool Oriental ambience / Spiral is the sequel to the bestselling Ring, which was the inspiration behind the cult Japanese movie and a big budget US remake / Ring is being published in paperback this month / Competition: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Harlan Coben, Michael Marshall.
Koji Suzuki is a literary star in his native Japan, where he is also a respected writer on childcare, having brought up two daughters. Ring, the prequel to Spiral, has sold 2.8 million copies to date and spawned a cult Japanese film that is fast becoming a classic, as well as a successful Hollywood remake. Koji Suzuki lives in Tokyo but loves to travel.
Praise for Ring:
`The pace doesn't slacken for a moment ... a guaranteed page-turner' Observer
`Suzuki builds tension brilliantly' Guardian
`Bristles with menace and fear' Uncut
`The translation is wonderful, the spare and sleek prose making for an easy read, while the dark currents of the story build up to a mind-boggling climax' Outland