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About Gregg Dunnett
Gregg Dunnett is a British author writing psychological thrillers and stories about travel and adventure, usually with a connection to the coast, or the oceans. Before turning to novels he worked as a journalist for ten years on a windsurfing magazine, briefly owned a sailing school in Egypt, taught English in Thailand, Portugal, Turkey and Italy, taught sailing in Greece and Spain, and also had several rather duller jobs along the way.
His brother is the adventurer Jono Dunnett who in 2015 windsurfed alone and unsupported around the entire coastline of Great Britain, and who is currently windsurfing around the coastline of Europe.
Gregg lives in Bournemouth on the south coast of England with his partner Maria. They have two young children, Alba and Rafa, for whom the phrase “Daddy's working” has absolutely no effect.
Gregg's debut novel was an Amazon top 100 best seller in the UK and was downloaded over a quarter of a million times.
Gregg on why he writes:
"I’ve always wanted to do two things in life, to write, and to have adventures. When I was a kid I imagined grand affairs. Kayaking across Canada, cycling to Australia. Whole summers in the Arctic. Did it happen? Well, partly.
I’ve been lucky, I spent some years abroad teaching English. I worked in sailing schools in Greece and Spain. I really lucked out with a job testing windsurfing boards for the magazine I grew up reading. I made a questionable decision (ok, a bad decision) to buy a windsurfing centre in Egypt. I’ve also done my fair share of less exciting jobs. Packing and stacking potatoes on a farm, which got me fitter than I’ve ever been in my life. I did a few years in local government which taught me that people really do have meetings that result only in the need for more meetings, and they really do take all afternoon. I spent a pleasant few months in a giant book warehouse, where I would deliberately get lost among the miles of shelves unpacking travel guides and daydreaming. I’ve done a bit of writing too, at least I learned how to write. Boards Magazine isn’t well known (it doesn’t even exist today) but it did have a reputation for being well written and I shoe-horned articles in my own gonzo journalism style on some topics with the most tenuous of links to windsurfing. But the real adventures never came. Nor did the real writing.
Then last year, my brother announced he was going to become the first person to windsurf alone around Great Britain. I don’t know why. Apparently it was something he’d always wanted to do (news to me.). It was a proper adventure. It was dangerous, it was exciting. Even just talking about it he got on TV, in the papers etc... Some people thought he was reckless, some thought he was inspirational. Lots of people thought he’d fail.
But he didn’t. He made it around. He even sailed solo from Wales to Ireland, the first to make the crossing without the aid of a safety boat. I was lucky enough to be involved in a superficial planning level, and take part in a few training sails, and the last leg of the trip. But he did ninety nine percent of it on his own. One step at a time, just getting on with it. That was quite inspiring.
In a way it inspired me to pull my finger out. I’d been writing novels - or trying to write novels - then for a few years. But it was touch and go as to whether I was going to be one of those ‘writers’ with a half-finished novel lost on a hard drive somewhere, rather than someone who might actually manage to finish the job.
I’ve now got two lovely, highly demanding children, so real adventures are hard right now. I still try to get away when I can for nights out in the wilds rough camping, surf trips sleeping in the van, windsurfing when the big storms come. I love adventures with the kids too.
I hope in time to get around to a few real adventures. I want to sail across an ocean. I want to bike across a continent. I definitely want to spend more time surfing empty waves.
But for me, for now at least, the real adventures take place in my mind. In my real life I’m too chained-down with the mortgage to travel the world at the drop of a hat. But when I’m writing I’m totally free. When I write, that’s me having an adventure."
For more on Gregg please visit his website at www.greggdunnett.co.uk
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The Wave at Hanging Rock – is the first story in The Sinister Coast Collection – – a set of four standalone novels by Gregg Dunnett. Four unique and full-length stories, linked by their dark undertones and their connection to the British coast.
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La vida de Natalie, una joven psicóloga, se desmorona cuando su marido Jim desaparece haciendo surf. Todo parece indicar que no ha sido más que un trágico accidente hasta que recibe una llamada telefónica que le hace sospechar lo contrario. A partir de ese momento, Natalie se embarca en una búsqueda de la verdad. Pero ¿va a revelar un secreto que puede acabar costándole la vida?
Tras la trágica muerte de su padre, Jesse, un adolescente de trece años, se ve obligado a abandonar su adorada Australia y a empezar de nuevo en Gales. Allí conoce a John, un joven carismático con quien entabla una estrecha amistad, hasta que un accidente cambia sus vidas para siempre.
Dos historias aparentemente desconectadas. Cómo se entrelazan te mantendrá leyendo hasta altas horas de la noche. Y su inesperado final te resultará asombroso.
El secreto de las olas es la primera novela del autor británico Gregg Dunnett. Desde su publicación ha sido bestseller en el Reino Unido y en los Estados Unidos, ha recibido miles de reseñas de cinco estrellas y más de 250.000 descargas.
«Una novela impresionante, me atrapó desde el principio hasta el final».
«Novela ágil y con un final sorprendente».
«Lectura adictiva, sorprendente, recomendable».
«Este libro te hace sentir que estás viendo y viviendo todo el relato».
«Me encantó, no quería que terminara».
«Si estás buscando un gran libro para leer, deja de buscar. Ya has encontrado uno».
Eleven-year-old Billy lives a lonely life with his father in a windswept clifftop house.
Until a tourist girl vanishes from the beach below. A huge police search takes over the island, but fails to uncover what happened.
And Billy can’t resist getting involved.
He’s a little young to play detective, but he’s smart, and he knows every inch of the empty sands and rocky coves around his home.
Oh yeah – and he was there that night.
His style of investigation is unlike anything you’ve read before, but it sort of works… until the trail of clues all point in one ominous direction. Billy is forced to confront a terrifying possibility – that the killer he seeks could be his own father.
But if his dad really is a child-murderer, then what will he do when he learns Billy has discovered the truth?
The Things you Find in Rockpools is an atmospheric and gripping thriller with over 100,000 copies sold and thousands of international five-star reviews. It's been translated into several languages, is being considered for a TV or movie adaptation, and is now the beginning of a four-book series. It's perfect for fans of Harlan Coben, Rachel Caine, David Baldacci, Gillian Flynn and James Patterson (or just anyone who loves twisting and utterly engrossing crime thrillers.) Here’s just a taste of what readers are saying:
“Hugely enjoyable. This is a cut above your usual thriller, and will keep you guessing until the end.” (Amazon reviewer *****)
“Billy has just become my favorite ever character!” (Amazon reviewer *****)
“I would give it 6 stars if I could.” (Amazon reviewer *****)
"Hands down my best read of the year!" (Amazon reviewer *****)
“A fantastic twisting mystery thriller, set on an evocative and lonely island, and featuring the most likable character I’ve read in years.” (Amazon reviewer *****)
“I totally and utterly fell in love with Billy Wheatley.” (Amazon reviewer *****)
"Did not disappoint. A fab read!" (Amazon reviewer *****)
"Loved it from start to finish." (Amazon reviewer *****)
"An unusual story line and lead character. I loved it!" (Amazon reviewer *****)
Start reading today, and find out if Billy can unpick the lies – before it’s too late...
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Un asesinato sin resolver. Una remota isla. Un oscuro pasado.
Cuando una joven desaparece en una isla de vacaciones y la policía se queda sin pistas, un personaje muy inusual decide intervenir.
Billy Wheatley tiene tan solo once años y es un poco joven para hacer de detective. Pero es una especie de niño prodigio, o al menos él así lo cree. Consigue hacer una serie de conexiones que la policía había pasado por alto ya que Billy tiene una gran ventaja: se conoce las playas y acantilados de su isla mejor que nadie.
Sin temor a los problemas que pueda causar o al peligro que vaya a encontrar, Billy comienza a destapar pistas que le cambiarán la vida. Porque lo que comienza como una inocente investigación, pronto se convertirá en un peligroso asunto de mentiras y secretos familiares.
Ya que el asesino no es solo alguien que conoce sino alguien en quien creía poder confiar.
Y aunque no hay duda de que Billy es lo suficientemente listo como para resolver este caso, ¿conseguirá atrapar a un despiadado asesino sin ayuda?
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Del autor británico Gregg Dunnett, La isla de los ausentes es un thriller de suspense y misterio psicológico con más de 100.000 copias vendidas y miles de reseñas internacionales de cinco estrellas. Ha sido traducido a varios idiomas, está siendo considerado para una adaptación cinematográfica, es la primera entrega de una serie de cuatro novelas de suspense y ahora por fin está disponible en español.
Si te gustó El secreto de las olas, esta novela te va a encantar.
Estas son algunas de las reseñas que lectores por todo el mundo han escrito:
***** «Hacía tiempo que no leía un libro con una trama tan interesante».
***** «Una excelente novela negra, con un final inesperado. El protagonista, Billy, es encantador».
***** «Intrigante, adictivo y sorprendente».
***** «¡Sin duda mi libro del año!».
***** «Un fantástico thriller ambientado en una isla solitaria, y con el personaje más agradable que he leído en mucho tiempo».
***** «Me enamoré total y perdidamente de Billy Wheatley».
***** «No me decepcionó. ¡Una lectura fabulosa!».
***** «Me encantó de principio a fin».
***** «Una historia y un protagonista inusuales. ¡Me encantó!».
They live within the rarefied air of exclusive restaurants, members-only clubs and exquisite privacy, where they debate the politics, art, and science that Billy yearns to master. But they also harbor a dark secret which funds it all. Except that secret is about to spectacularly implode, leaving Billy perfectly positioned to take the fall.
Soon he finds himself accused of a murder - which he just might have actually committed. And with no way out of a net that is closing around him fast, it seems this might be a very premature end for a young man’s promising career, and extraordinary life.
The Island of Dragons is the fourth book in the international bestselling Rockpools series by British author Gregg Dunnett. With thousands of five-star reviews in the US and UK, the series is currently being translated into several foreign languages, and is being considered for a major film or TV series.
Casi sin quererlo, Billy se encuentra investigando el caso de un hombre que desapareció hace cuarenta años en circunstancias misteriosas. Y aunque parezca una historia antigua, sus erráticos esfuerzos destapan pistas que llevaban enterradas mucho tiempo.
Al mismo tiempo, el oculto pasado de Billy regresa para perseguirlo de la manera que menos se espera. Billy debe usar su combinación de encanto, optimismo juvenil y astucia científica para resolver dos misterios, antes de que sea demasiado tarde. Porque al menos una de las personas en las que creía que podía confiar está dispuesta a acabar con él.
¿Conseguirá Billy identificar al culpable antes de que sea demasiado tarde?
At just 14 years old, Billy Wheatley has already solved two murders – well sort of. So it’s only natural he should open a detective agency on the windswept and lonely Lornea Island.
It’s less likely he should get an actual client – and a partner – but then both are a little crazy, in their own way.
Billy rapidly finds himself investigating the case of a man who disappeared forty years ago in mysterious circumstances. And though it seems like ancient history, his erratic efforts disturb clues that were meant to be long-buried. And the people that buried them. At the same time, Billy’s own hidden past comes back to haunt him in a way he least expects.
Billy must use his unique combination of charm, youthful optimism and scientific cunning to solve two mysteries, before it’s too late. Because at least one of the people he thinks he can trust is out to kill him.
It’s just not the one he thinks it is.
The Lornea Island Detective Club is the sequel to The Things you find in Rockpools, which was an Amazon bestseller in the US, UK, Australia and Canada in 2018. It sold over a hundred thousand copies and has over 2000 international reviews, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5. Here's just a flavor or what readers are saying:
“Hugely enjoyable. This is a cut above your usual thriller, and will keep you guessing until the end.”
“Billy has just become my favorite ever character!”
“I would give it 6 stars if I could.”
But the past proves difficult to escape. When Sterling makes a startling announcement from his prison cell, she is faced with an impossible choice. Another killer has contacted him, giving the details of a string of murders he has already begun to commit. Her father promises to give the police everything they need to catch him, but he will only do so to Erica herself, in person. Should Erica deny his request and let others die, or will she face the man she has hidden from her whole life?
When she chooses the selfless option she soon realises Charles Sterling hasn’t changed at all. He has no intention of giving away what he knows cheaply, and instead seems hell-bent on playing with the police, doing everything he can to disrupt their investigation from within.
But what does Charles Sterling really hope to achieve with his sadistic games? And will his daughter be able to find out soon enough to stop him? Or is she walking blindly into a trap that only one person could have set?
The Pool is the second instalment in the DCI Erica Stone series, set in and around the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England, and written by #1 bestselling Amazon author Gregg Dunnett. The Pool is due out early 2022, but might be sooner if #1 bestselling Amazon author Gregg Dunnett pulls his finger out…
It’s going to be a good one, pre-order now!
Jake is just out of university and right out of cash. His former classmates are off on adventures or getting on with their lives, while he’s stuck in a dead end job and can’t get a break. Until his best friend comes up with a plan to reverse both their fortunes.
He’s smart enough to know it’s madness. But then - he's also smart enough to calculate the odds of getting caught. And just how much money they'll make if they don’t. The harder Jake tries to dismiss the idea, the more the pieces fall into place.
Until one day he finds himself queuing at the border while armed customs officers search their van - packed with enough dope to put the boys away for twenty years.
Yet Jake hardly even cares.
Because - by then - prison is only Jake’s second biggest problem…
The Desert Run – is the fourth story in The Sinister Coast Collection – – a set of four standalone novels by Gregg Dunnett. Four unique and full-length stories, linked by their dark undertones and their connection to the British coast.
Get The Desert Run today and find out what’s really on Jake’s mind!
Christine Harvey needs a fresh start, but not one like this.
When she moves her family to a beautiful clifftop house on the Dorset coast, she has no idea it’s right next door to where a child was abducted and brutally murdered. And nobody tells her the child’s father – who was the prime suspect in the police investigation before it collapsed – still lives there.
Christine tries to commit to her new life. But as she learns the details of the case, the increasingly unsettling behaviour of her new neighbour leads her to speculate on what really happened that dark, winter's night.
Her mother's intuition soon leaves her in no doubt of the danger her own children now face, but with the police inquiry now officially closed, the only person who can help is the detective who blew up the case so spectacularly in the first place...
From a USA and UK Amazon-number-one bestselling author, The Cove is the first book in an exciting new crime series featuring an explosive new detective, DCI Erica Stone, and set around the dramatic Dorset coastline of England's south coast.
Here's a selection of reviews from genuine readers on Amazon:
"The Cove is another fine example of great storytelling by this author."
"Great great book. With all the twists and turns in it, I thought it was awesome."
"The Cove pulled me in from the very beginning and kept me caught up in the story through the last twist."
"One of this decade's finest writers. You won't be disappointed with his latest book, The Cove."
"Very entertaining and well written."
"This thriller was engaging from the start and never lost its grip."
"One of the best thrillers that I have read in a long time."
"A real mystery and one with an ending that I never saw coming!"
Get started with a great new series today!
Now sixteen years old, Billy Wheatley has given up all thoughts of childish detective work in favor of his emerging scientific career. He lands a coveted place on a research ship studying great white sharks a hundred miles off the Australian coast. But when he manages to find evidence of a crime even out here, he can’t help but investigate. The only problem – in these shark-infested waters – he quickly bites off more than he can chew.
Meanwhile back on Lornea Island, the arrival of a mysterious outsider causes no more than a ripple in the cool off-season calm. It’s a young man, charming, and just rebellious enough to catch the eye of Billy’s best friend Amber. But when the ripple disturbs someone in the island’s murky underworld, dangerous forces are quietly put into action. Who exactly is Amber’s new friend? Why is he really here? And why do some very powerful people want him dead?
Despite Billy and Amber’s commitment to get out of the crime-busting business, they quickly find themselves dragged deeper than they’ve ever been before.
Because this time they’re not just up against one crazy psychopath, but a whole army of them.
The Appearance of Mystery is the third book in the international best-selling Rockpools series.
Julia Ottley has one shattering secret.
She may have burst onto the literary scene with the highest ever advance paid to a British debut author. And her novel – featuring a fabulous tower of translucent icy crystal – may well go on to become a modern classic. But as she embarks upon her new life, turning her back upon the drab, unexciting middle-aged woman she used to be, she discovers that nothing can be hidden forever, especially when living within walls of cool, clear glass.
She fights to keep her secret, but as the stakes steadily rise, she faces a stark choice. How far is she really prepared to go to stop her life from coming crashing down?
Set on a beautiful and isolated island in the south west of England, The Glass Tower combines mystery and suspense with delicious dark humour. And just as readers of Gregg Dunnett have come to expect, there’s a wicked twist at the end.
“Don’t miss The Glass Tower – This is a fabulous new writer, now at his glittering best!”
The Glass Tower – is the second story in The Sinister Coast Collection – – a set of four standalone novels by Gregg Dunnett. Four unique and full-length stories, linked by their dark undertones and their connection to the British coast. Gregg Dunnett is also the author of The Things you find in Rockpools, which was an Amazon UK and US bestseller, and which is now being considered for a Hollywood movie. His stories have received thousands of five star reviews, with readers loving his flowing writing style and frequent, thrilling twists.
Here's just a taste of what readers are saying about Gregg Dunnett's books
“Taut, exciting, brilliant. It just grabs you from the mind-blowing first line.”
“I love falling into the coastal settings in Gregg’s books. I really feel like they take me there…”
“The protagonist in this book has just become my favourite ever character...”
“The best book I’ve read in a very long time. And I read a lot of books!”
“Wow, wow, wow. Just brilliant. I loved this book!”
“I hadn't heard of Dunnett before but he blew me away. A real pro.”
“A book I did not want to end. One of the best thrillers I've ever read!”