Eight Doors - paperback
Eight Doors opens a week after the events of Nine Doors, with the victim of the crime at the end of the first novel still unknown. As it is revealed that another member of the group has passed away, the friends race to the funeral.
With the same humour and camaraderie as the original, Eight Doors delves deeper into the characters’ feelings about grief, mental health and suicide, not always agreeing or fully understanding each others’ views. The men realise that they have all struggled in different ways, and begin to discover how to cope and support one another better.
While dealing with these issues, parenthood and domestic violence creep into view, and they find themselves back on their old stomping ground, making more ridiculously stupid decisions.
All of the characters' names and appearances are based on real people, because over the last few years we have lost two of our real life group of childhood friends. The novel deals with loss in a real, sarcastic, profane and often moving way - as men we tend to try and make light of the most serious situations, behind the mask of masculinity.
Like Nine Doors, Eight Doors will make you laugh, feel nostalgic, and hopefully make even just one person think 'I'll arrange a catch-up with the lads/lasses'. How important people are to each other, even when they don't keep in touch enough, can make a difference.
£5 from every copy will go to charity.