Obsessed with his ex-girlfriend, Alistair Haston heads off to Greece, where she is on holiday. Mugged on the harbourside in Paros, he is robbed of everything. So when Ricky a charming Aussie, shows up and offers Alistair a job recruiting tourists to pose for his wealthy boss, Heinrich, a charismatic, German artist, Alistair accepts.
He soon realises that it is more than just painting that Heinrich has in mind. Swept away on a tide of wild parties, wild sex, fine food and drugs Haston sheds his reserve and throws himself headlong into the pursuit of pleasure. Until, the body of a missing tourist is found and the finger of blame points to Haston.
His world collapses. Arrested but allowed to escape, the body count piles up and Haston finds himself on the run by land and sea on a journey more breathtaking and more frightening than his wildest dreams.
‘An impressive debut…. this riotous chase through the glories of the Greek Islands is entertaining’
‘Reminiscent of Alex Garland’s The Beach this is pitch perfect escapism to effortlessly take you away
from it all’
‘A suspenseful page-turner… The Lizard is a tightly plotted story, with our protagonist taking a journey
that is not just geographical but internal as well. The lovesick young man we meet in the opening pages is not the Alistair we know well at the end of the book. And what an end!’
‘Addictive, the closest thing to Tarantino in book form I’ve read in a long time!’
Rosamund de la Hey, Mainstreet Books
The heady cocktail of kaleidoscopic plot twists and slick writing make this a sure-fire winner for fans of fast-paced thrillers.
Joanne Owen, LoveReading
A richly atmospheric flashback to a deadly summer. Full of intrigue, action and excitement, The Lizard is a terrific debut.
‘A fast paced book with plenty of action and suspense, this was a good one to read right now, while we
can’t go overseas…’
The Book Owl
‘It is an incredibly gripping tale that is awakened by Bruce-Lockhart’s vivid imagination and descriptions
of Greece’s stifling summers and turquoise waters. Even when the final page had been turned, the last line threw one last curved ball. I await the sequel with anticipation’
'[An] impressive debut... Written with huge verve, the story twists and turns like a malign serpent'
The Daily Mail
‘You’ll be swept up in the hedonistic pursuits and the sun-drenched world of sex and drugs, compelling
you to finish this book in one go.’