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The Doll Collector by Will Thurston Released Next Monday

Fans of Will Thurston have been eagerly awaiting his third novel.

The Replacement Phenomenon and The Talent Scout were well-received by their readers, and Will has been working hard to produce another page-turner, and The Doll Collector doesn’t disappoint.

“I understand that my third book moves in a very different direction,” he said. “I would describe my first two novels as fiction with elements of science fiction, but the third is about a subject I’ve come to know very well.”

Will Thurston works in Digital Forensics and has spent a decade encountering criminal and civil cases ranging from fraud to theft and from murder to vandalism, but one type of case seems to loom larger than others, and it’s a subject that seems to draw an emotive response from Will.

“Most people know that the majority of digital forensic case work centres around child abuse,” Will said on the subject. “After dealing with these cases for years, I thought I’d have a go at writing about what I knew, from my years in the job.”

He continued, “I’m somewhat anxious to see how people receive my new novel. It’s very different. It’s been difficult to write it in a way that it doesn’t offend or lead to the wrong type of reaction. I’ve worked closely with police officers, child protection professionals and others to make sure this story does what it’s intended to do, which is to entertain the reader, and to possibly open their eyes to how young people are affected by the actions of sinister predators.”

When asked about the protagonist, Dan Castle, Will said, “I know detectives, and failed detectives are ten-a-penny in the literary world. Dan is probably not unique from that point of view. With that said, I like the back story, and I hope to develop the character further in future books. This one focusses on the man’s path to redemption after his life pretty much falls apart. In fact, all of the characters grow and change over the course of the story, even the bad guy has you asking questions. It’s great to get to the end and look back, seeing how far they’ve all come.”

Will Thurston’s third novel, The Doll Collector, is available for pre-order exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It will be released for purchase on 28 March 2016.


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