Today’s Friday Feature is a blog tour stop by Emlyn Rees. Mr. Rees is on tour promoting his latest release, Hunted and today’s stop is part three of a four part interview (click HERE for the second stop).
Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
As a child, I was obsessed with Lord of the Flies, and must have read it twenty times. I love the way such an engrossing story gets weaved out of such a sparse setting. As an adult, The Road by Cormac McCarthy blew me away. How something so brilliantly underwritten can pack such an emotional punch is little short of miraculous.
You’ve been given the task to host a last minute dinner party. Which authors are on your ultimate dinner invitation list? Alive or Dead.
Nobody serious. Not with food. I love cooking and entertaining, but most of all I like being with people who make me laugh. I’d have Larry David (screenwriters count too, yes), William Goldman and, of course, Douglas Adams.
If you could describe Hunted in 3 words what would they be?
Fast. Faster. Fastest.
If your book were made into a movie, who do you picture playing each characters part?
Hunted has been optioned by a film company and I was reading the screenplay that’s been written by director, Eric Styles, only last week. There are so many actors I think would be great in the role of Danny, but I still picture the same guy in my head that I did when I was writing – a kind of cross between Paul Newman and Vigo Mortenson: Pigo Newtenson.
Part 4 of the interview will be available HERE beginning Saturday October 5th.
Title: Hunted by Emlyn Rees
Imprint: Witness Impulse
Genre: Contemporary, Thriller
Length: 353 pages
In HUNTED an innocent man on the run faces down the biggest manhunt in history in a thrilling tale from international bestselling author Emlyn Rees.
When Danny Shanklin woke up in a strange hotel, he never expected the rest of his day would be spent running for his life. But the high-powered rifle strapped to his hands and the unknown dead man on the floor say otherwise. It’s only when the sirens start wailing outside that Danny realizes this day will be different. Today will be the worst day of his life—and maybe his last.
Framed and forced on the run, Danny sets out on a heart-pounding race against time to escape and track down the terrorists who set him up… and make them pay. But with 500,000 CCTV cameras, 33,000 cops, 9 intelligence agencies, and dozens of television news channels hot on his trail, how long can one innocent man survive?With only his tech support friend, the Kid, for backup, Danny sets out on a nail-biting odyssey though the panicked city streets, in a desperate bid to escape, protect the people he loves, and track down the terrorists who set him up – and make them pay.
But with 500,000 CCTV cameras, 33,000 cops, 9 intelligence agencies, and dozens of TV news channels all hot on his tail, just how long will THIS one innocent man be able to survive?
Add to Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12001743-hunted
Emlyn Rees was brought up in Cardiff and studied English at Southampton University. His first novel, ‘The Book of Dead Authors’, published in 1997, was written while he worked as an assistant to the literary agent Vivienne Schuster. Emlyn and his wife Josie Lloyd each had novels of their own published before teaming up to write the bestsellers Come Together, Come Again, The Boy Next Door, Love Lives, We Are Family, The Three Day Rule and The Seven Year Itch.
To follow the rest of the tour, please click HERE.