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DEATHLOOP [Kindle Edition]

G. Brailey
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Book Description


“DEATHLOOP, G. Brailey’s best-selling debut novel can be described in one word: brilliant.” LiteratiLiteratureLovers. com

“The author finally releases us from our white-knuckle, switchback ride with an exciting and unexpected finale which comes all too soon. I was so gripped by this lengthy book that I devoured it over three evenings. A stunning debut.”

“Strangers keep dying right in front of me, calling out my name, asking me to help them - three deaths now, three strangers. How do they know me? What do they want me to do?”

Zack Fortune has never had to try too hard, handsome and charismatic, a successful lawyer, life has treated him well. When his good friend, Clarissa, training to be a past life regression therapist asks him to undergo hypnosis to regress to a past life, he reluctantly agrees.

But the visions Zack encounters from his past life are horrific, (a demon dying in a sea of blood and clutching him at the throat) so ignoring Clarissa’s advice, he breaks out of the hypnosis and cuts the session short.

The following day, in an empty street, a girl, unknown to Zack, standing up on a high roof, calls to him by name screaming at him to help her. Mortified, impotent, unable to breathe, Zack can only watch as the girl jumps from the roof and plunges to her death, right in front of him. The same night, in a deserted club corridor he comes across a man barely alive, but calling out Zack’s name as though an old friend. Paralysed in exactly the same way he was when he encountered the suicide, Zack remains trapped there, a hostile witness as the man dies, oozing and decaying at his feet. Finding movement again, Zack races to find a way out of the club – a labyrinth of endless corridors and locked doors until finally he makes his escape.

Attempting to rationalise the two deaths, and to move on, the bizarre events continue to haunt Zack and with them comes a sense of foreboding.

When Zack is confronted again and again by more strangers all calling out his name before they die, and appealing for his help, Zack embarks on a desperate journey of discovery, but the more he unearths, the more he starts to question his own sanity when his life is thrown into relentless trauma and anarchy, as he becomes caught up in a vortex of myth, redemption, uncertainty and the supernatural, and as dark forces conspire to drag him down and destroy him.

“You’ve brought something back with you from this after life, something best left where it was.”

“What is hell? I don’t believe in hell, hell doesn’t exist… does it?”

What people are saying about Deathloop:

“When I hit the final third...I couldn't put the book down. I read well into the night, ending emotionally exhausted and feeling almost lost at the conclusion.”
“This is at times a terrifying unstoppable read. It is far from your everyday run of the mill thriller. This takes the genre to a new level.”
“I think that Deathloop is a thumping good read with an original, uncompromising but entertaining storyline that draws you in and hooks you.”
“An outstanding first outing from the writer. A page turner covering the highs and lows of the human condition, winds itself through the complexities of the modern world while facing the age old fears of man...”
“If you’re up for a dark, intriguing story about self-discovery, death and the meaning of life, then Deathloop is the best choice you can make. G. Brailey’s debut novel is an outstanding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.”

Gil Brailey can be contacted on

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1011 KB
  • Print Length: 405 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008DRX7D4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #274,328 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Gil Brailey was born in Liverpool and for many years worked as an actor including three years at The National Theatre on London's South Bank. Gil worked extensively in television during 80's and 90's including HOLD THE BACK PAGE, ONE SUMMER, CASUALTY, BROOKSIDE, STAY LUCKY etc. She then went to study screenwriting in Los Angeles and on her return starting writing for television. Her first screen credit was for PEAK PRACTICE, she then went on to write LONDON'S BURNING, CASUALTY, HARBOUR LIGHTS, THE NEW CROSSROADS,EASTENDERS etc. Gil also wrote the film THE VIRGIN OF LIVERPOOL starring Imelda Staunton and Johnny Vegas. She currently has two film scripts in development.

DEATHLOOP is Gil's first novel, although she is working on a Young Adult novel currently, provisional title: IT'S NOT ME.

Writing takes up most of Gil's time but when she isn't writing she likes to read, browse antique markets and fairs, attend flower shows, walk the dog and swim. She is also an avid follower of UK politics.

If you like Deathloop I would love to hear from you either on my blogsite or via Deathloop The Story on Facebook. Do get in touch and I will reply. Email -

FOREVER GUY, a new romantic supense novella, is now out on Amazon, B00ADJ6BK6.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, full of surprises 23 Sept. 2012
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Not having much experience of this type of supernatural story, I didn't know what to expect, but, wanting to try something new, I plunged in and was very pleasantly surprised. The main chatcter, Zach, is fascinating and funny (though I wasn't too keen on his girlfriend, but never mind!) and a lot of the other characters - Zach's close friends and acquaintances he makes along the way - are also very appealing. Realistic relationships and individuals are threaded through eye-popping fantasy situations - a combination that works very well. As the fast-moving plot progresses, things get very exciting and the tension is ramped up until the shattering finale. Thoroughly recommended for fans of the genre, and those, like me, who want to try something outside their comfort zone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceedingly Good! 28 Aug. 2012
By Braham
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This is not the sort of book I usually go for, but it was recommended by a friend. It took a while to get into and although there is a very strong hook in the opening chapter, I didn't know if I would stick with it. But before long I was so caught up in this story, I did not stop reading for the best part of the day.

This is a story about love, friendship, loyalty, and obligation, and the way the characters interact for me is the best thing about it. These are recognizable people, with flaws and foibles, and I didn't doubt for one minute that they were anything but real.

This book operates on many levels, and that's what makes it so interesting. There is a spiritual/superanatural element , a romance, a stalking, but underneath it all lies a humanity that is genuinely touching. The ending presents two twists that I did not see coming. Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly written 16 Aug. 2012
By EllenR
Format:Kindle Edition
I am an avid horror reader and have not been overly impressed with the quality of tomes on offer for Kindle. It was therefore a wonderful surprise to come across this superbly written tale! Simply could not put it down. Fantastic debut(?) novel and truly hope this author continues to publish on Kindle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Gil Brailey kindly sent me a copy of her book a few months back. I tried reading it then, but although I found the premise intriguing, I found myself bogged down in trying to remember who all the characters were. I put the book to one side, and only picked it up again recently.

It's a supernatural thriller. Unusually, the protagonist is not at all sympathetic; nor are many of the other characters. The novel is nightmarish and dark. There are a couple of points where there's a dramatic plot development, and there are some interesting action sequences, but there are long sections in between where not very much happens. I usually read books very carefully, but I found that skim-reading this book worked much better.

Having finally read it through, I'm afraid I find the book to be overlong and too complicated. Some of the episodes in the book are written with a strong visual imagination, and I can imagine them combining to make an exciting film or television drama.

Not everyone has the same taste; I'm sure many people will enjoy this novel more than I did. I should point out that I don't read very many thrillers, supernatural or otherwise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hedonistic hero 6 Dec. 2012
By DJW13
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I can understand why some reviewers have not taken to the hedonistic hero. He is a flawed character, even though he recognises his failings. Several of the characters are difficult to emphasise with as well. However, I enjoyed the journey, although I did realise where it was going before the end (unusually for me). On reflection, some of the timings seemed to be a bit off and Zack seldom followed the obvious course of action.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Supernatural thriller 27 Sept. 2012
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An engaging read with an intense and complex central character, Zack Fortune.
His seemingly perfect world fails dramatically following a regression therapy session and the inclusion of characters from his chequered and more recent past.
The tale twists and turns between fantasy and reality of this corporate lawyers mind and encourages the reader to a place where they are eager to find the next happening in this wonderfully composed supernatural novel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Supernatural story 2 Aug. 2012
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I liked this book very much although the leading character, Zack Fortune, took a bit of getting used to, certainly not your usual protagonist, and his antics might alienate a lot of readers. His life is turned upside down when he helps out a friend who is training to be a past life regression therapist. Following this, he keeps coming across dying people who shout out to him as though he's as an old friend. Convinced he must be hallucinating, he and his old friend Sam put it down to his time at university spent experimenting with LSD. The ending I found particularly surprising, and not what I was expecting at all. All the relationships of the main characters are very well observed, and although the story goes back and forth in time, sometimes with little notice, there is a real drive about the narrative that makes you want to read on - an interesting and unusual story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique story 15 July 2012
By Bruno
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This is a supernatural thriller about a man whose perfect life crashes after he takes part in past life regression. Characters are layered and complex and sometimes contradictory, so many things take you by surprise. Not an easy read this, and sometimes I had to re-read sections but worth persevering. The last two chapters take on a momentum all of their own.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 8 months ago by Mr. T. D. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating story
I enjoyed this book, not only for the fascinating storyline, but also because I am intrigued by the subject matter - reincarnation - but it is not "overdone" or silly; it... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ms G. Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars intiguing fable
This novel crosses genres in a really intriguing way. The hero is pretty unlikeable at first (a bit of a smug yuppie) but is sent on an ever more disconcerting journey in which... Read more
Published 19 months ago by paul hoggart
4.0 out of 5 stars A dark and thought provoking piece
Zack Fortune seems to have it all. Women love him and most men want to be him. He has a good job and a best friend who is always there for him no matter what. Read more
Published on 28 Mar. 2013 by C Austin
3.0 out of 5 stars Deathloop
An interesting tale which overall I did enjoy considering this was a free book to download. A pacy start, however it did slow down a little. Read more
Published on 3 Mar. 2013 by Helen Day
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific book!
The main character in this book regresses to a past life and following this everything in his life goes terribly wrong. I was hooked from the opening sequence. Read more
Published on 23 Feb. 2013 by Elizabeth Chilon
5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable!
This book was fantastic,gripping the reader from the outset. I was a bit dubious about the lead characters name but as the story unfolded it made sense. Read more
Published on 18 Feb. 2013 by Lisa Parnham
3.0 out of 5 stars Stuck between reality and vsions of impending deaths...
The main plot, which was supernatural , was all over the place. There were so many sub-plots and characters with their own stories that the seemed to be a lack of focus on the main... Read more
Published on 31 Jan. 2013 by Cheryl M-M
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting angle
Story starts with a beng! Interesting angle and compelling story. I am certainly trying more stories/novels by this author. Recommended.
Published on 29 Jan. 2013 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A different book
I've enjoyed this book, which is different. Good characters. A good read. Will keep an eye out for other work by the author
Published on 23 Jan. 2013 by Rob anderson
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