Ready for more?


Travelling to Costa Rica tomorrow, to work with Lou on the sequel. Rainy season they tell me, so vodka under cover, looking out at the rain and trying to keep the keyboard dry!

Lou has been out there for the last six months, so it will be good to work together in person rather than over email and the telephone. We will be in the North of the country, on the Caribbean side.

We are now hearing from Fatal Redemption readers, telling us what they liked and what they want more of…so please keep in touch! We will play with all ideas as we press on with the new book.

It’s already taken off at a hell of a pace! Katya is back to torment Sally and Lou. We have a third country now in the mix alongside the US and Russia.

The premise is different from Fatal Redemption, but the pulsing pace the same. We get much more inside the heads of Sally and Lou as they work to uncover a plot and solve the mystery.

The idea is to write 4 or 5 hours a day and then dive and explore for the rest of the time.

They tell me that the second most wonderful reef after the Great Barrier in Australia is in Belize! It’s a couple of countries North, but a relatively short hop on a plane, so that looks attractive.

Writing and diving is a balance I love. – Mark x

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Now it’s your turn to solve the mystery…


Want to read a great new book AND win £250?

Buy a copy of Fatal Redemption, the new blockbuster thriller by Mark Boyden and double-Pulitzer-Prize winner Lou Kilzer and you could get your hands on 250 big ones!

All you’ve got to do is read the book and answer three easy questions to be entered into the prize draw!

1) What is the colour and make of Sally Will’s car?

2) What is the name of the creek where Sally’s father taught her to fly fish?

3) How long did the FBI interrogate Sally and Lou before releasing them?

You can buy the book in paperback or ebook on this websiteAmazon or from selected bookstores. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on 1 September!

To enter, click here and email us your answers, full name and contact details.

Someone’s got to win, so channel your inner Sally Will! It’s your turn to solve the mystery…


Meet the authors behind Fatal Redemption!


Mark Boyden, author of Fatal Redemption, will be signing copies of the new thriller at Waterstones bookshop in Salisbury this Saturday August 9, 11am-2pm and Winstone’s bookshop in Sherborne next Thursday 14 August from 6.30pm.

He will be joined by web-link by his American co-author, double-Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Lou Kilzer.

Come along on either of those dates, buy a copy of Fatal Redemption and you could win £250!

Simply pick up an entry form at the signings or enter online before 31 August!*

Mark says: Fatal Redemption is a thrilling, roller-coaster ride of a story, introducing a feisty new heroine Sally Will: a journalist on the trail of a serial killer wanted by both America and Russia.

“It’s one helluva read, even if you don’t win! So why not come along to one of the signings and say hello or simply enter online now!”