Book Review: Nomad by Matthew Mather

nomadMatthew Mather has settled in nicely as the new king of disaster spec-fic with this latest offering. The events of Nomad are frighteningly believable, due mainly to Mather’s impeccable research, even down to creating a computer simulation of the events that take place that readers can even download themselves and play around with. But it’s not just the science that’s impressive here. Mather has developed into a master storyteller, weaving a finely-tuned tale of blockbuster proportions that’s very well-paced and the sub plot involving the gutsy-but-flawed protagonist, Jess and her family provides an interesting mystery in the background of the impending calamity. While some of the characters may seem a little larger than life at times, it helps to give a cinematic feel to proceedings, while not over-indulging in sentiment or cliched characterisations.
Mather keeps the tension and anticipation at nail-biting levels throughout, breaking into furious action when needed and even providing the odd moment of comic relief in parts where you may least expect it and as it cannonballs to its gut-wrenching conclusion, there’s no point at which you feel you can predict the outcome.
Nomad is a riveting read that you will race through, but be prepared to be exhausted as you reach the finale!


My New Short Story – Zero Hour



Hey everybody, I’ll be keeping this blog for reviews from now on and moving my author stuff to a separate page, but just a quick plug for my new short story Zero Hour which is now live on Amazon. It’s the first of a series of stories I hope to release over the next few months, as well as two novels. Reaction to it so far has been amazing and even Hugh Howey was kind enough to read it (as you can probably see from the cover!)

I’d just like to thank everybody including Hugh and also author Brian G. Burke for giving me some invaluable feedback and advice on launch day. This was a project I largely did myself. The cover design and formatting was a challenge but I think I got there in the end.

I’ve got some exciting projects coming up so if you’d like to keep up to date sign up for my email list here and you’ll be the first to hear,  as well as getting in on some cool freebies and giveaways. No spam – I promise!

So if you’d like to give Zero Hour a try you can get it from Amazon for only 99c or 99p in the UK. If you do like it, please consider leaving a review (however short) on Amazon. Reviews are the lifeblood of indie authors and without them we just wouldn’t sell any books.



Buy Zero Hour on Amazon

Also Amazon UK & Ireland

Sneaky Peeky

Hey everyone! Sorry it’s been a while but I’ve been really busy with other projects. As you may have heard I’m currently working on a novel for Wonderment Media’s Apocalypse Weird series due out next year, which will be set here in Ireland. In the meantime I’ll be publishing some short stories I’ve been working on. The first will be Zero Hour, a post-apocalyptic tale with a twist which I hope to release next week. Here’s a quick preview of the cover I designed. Hope you like it!