Hewson is a daunting talent — a writer who is a master stylist.
David Hewson is one of the finest thriller writers working today. A born stylist.
(Dante's Numbers)...is easily the best yet in a really terrific series.
Hewson is one of our finest crime writers. Absorbing, intelligent, and with a staggeringly vivid sense of place.
PRAISE FOR EPIPHANY
'John Fowles on acid,' The Guardian
'David Hewson has an altogether wider range of literary and cultural references than most thriller writers. Impressive,' Esquire
'It's one of those rare books that's damn hard to put down. A tantalising mystery, a thriller, an intense trip into the seamy underside of Flower Power, it balances past and present so cunningly and readably you just can't stop zooming through the pages.' Campbell Armstrong, author of Jig
A group of Californian students frequent a remote old house to experiment with LSD. One of them, Michael Quinn, is both highly intelligent and truly evil. The search for pleasure turns to nightmare when a child is killed. Quinn is responsible for this and other crimes, but implicates the others who include the gentle Paul Dunsany and the pragmatic Hal Jamieson. As the police net begins to close, it is Jamieson who leads the search for an escape.
Twenty years later, just as Quinn is unexpectedly released from jail, a mysterious young Englishwoman named Joni Lascelles begins to ask question that will unravel the past. She seeks out Dunsany. Does he want to get involved again in this dangerous business? In the end, he has no choice. Because as the trail leads back into the closed world of software mogul Hal Jamieson, it becomes apparent that the horror of the past is poised to engulf the present, leaving no one untouched by its power.
Turn by turn, shifting effortlessly between to eras twenty years apart, the story is played out with relentless compuldsion to an overwhelming climax. Evoking music and the hidden world of quantum science, murder and the search for redemption, Epiphany is a superb thriller evoking the west coast of America in 1975 and 1995.
This was David Hewson's second novel, first published to great acclaim in the UK in 1997 and never before available directly in the US.