Author is in town

AN author of a new tense thriller will be appearing in Morpeth on Saturday.

Dan Smith will be in the town’s Waterstone’s branch to talk about and sign copies of ‘The Child Thief’ from 2pm.

The book, priced at £12.99, is set in the Ukraine in 1930 and deals with the paranoid terror of a community under siege during a harsh winter.

Its two main protagonists are a child abductor and killer, who takes advantage of the chaos to strike again, and Luka, a courageous war veteran who will stop at nothing to rescue his niece.