The strapline to my new novel, A Right to Know, cuts to the heart of an issue facing not only the lead character’s struggle for revelation and justice but also a wider society reeling from scandal after scandal:
- What do we have a right to know?
- What do we do with that knowledge?
While I briefly flirted with the idea of imitating Russell Brand’s call for social revolution – even reaching a new all-time-best 10 days without shaving – you will probably be pleased to know that I have in fact settled for fanciful prose rather than political polemic, and the tale of Daniel Farndon’s desperate search to uncover the mystery behind his wife’s death is (thankfully) mere fiction.
As I give you a few moments to consider whether or not there really is such a thing as mere fiction, I’ll remind you of what we all wish really could be nothing more than fiction:
Scandalous violations of privacy.
Investigations and inquiries.
What exactly did we have a right to know?
You can happily (or unhappily, as may be the case) trawl the net for timelines, news and views, and a wealth of cartoon images reminding us of Rupert Murdoch’s octopus-like qualities, but before you rush off to do just that – perhaps even playing a quick game of ‘hunt for the most hideous hacker’ while you’re at it – let me offer you another way in…
Devastated by the news of his wife’s death, Daniel Farndon is convinced that the crash that killed her was no accident. His determination to discover the truth uncovers more than he could have ever imagined, exposing a world of deception and corruption affecting the whole of society. Armed with revelations from beyond the grave, Daniel is left with one final challenge to face: what do you do with the knowledge you have gained?
A Right to Know is the gripping story of one man’s struggle for the truth and a moving portrayal of a relationship revisited and re-evaluated through the lens of grief.
Available now on Amazon Kindle – and coming soon to paperback! – A Right to Know is the latest novel from Sam Lenton (author of Accidental Crime and It was the tree’s fault).
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