Enormous congratulations to Nuala Casey on the publication of her début novel, SOHO, 4AM. Set over 24 hours, SOHO, 4AM is a psychological thriller about four ordinary people who walk a dangerous, twisted path in London’s greatest adult playground. Come the morning of the 7th July, as jubilation turns to horror, will they have fallen into Soho’s poisoned embrace whilst the nation’s eyes are turned elsewhere?
In the early Noughties, Nuala Casey moved into a tiny, cramped studio flat in Soho with her then boyfriend, and set about forging a career as a singer-songwriter. Yet despite being in her early twenties and living in the heart of London’s jazz and entertainment scene, Nuala became disillusioned with the celebrity-obsessed world of the music industry and found her inspiration, instead, in the colourful characters of Soho; the ordinary men and women who lived and worked amid the partying and excess. Soon, her scribbled song lyrics eloped into detailed stories which chronicled the real, hidden world that existed in the shadows of the noise and neon. These stories would go on to form the basis of her début novel.
Quercus publish today on 4th July and have secured fantastic promotions with retailers including WHSmith Travel, Waterstones and Asda. Nuala is currently writing her second thriller under contract, THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, where she returns to the characters seven years on.