Join bestselling author and popular broadcaster Simon Mayo as he talks about his stunning new thriller Tick Tock.

As pacey and compelling as Simon’s previous novel Knife Edge, Tick Tock tells the story of a different kind of pandemic through the eyes of three people at the heart of the storm.

It starts quietly enough. A tick-tick-ticking you can hear in your ear. Tinnitus, you think. It will pass. But it doesn’t. It gets worse – and then you pass it on.

Before you know it, it spreads. Elsewhere across the globe, it emerges: small outbreaks at first, but then suddenly it’s a plague – and only days later it is already killing people.

In an increasingly affected north London school, teacher Kit Chaplin is struggling to understand what he is witnessing. Even Lilly Slater, his partner and an eminent vaccinologist, can’t work out what’s happening. As it spreads, little by little, they are inexorably drawn into the mystery behind the illness. And what they discover will change the world as they know it…

Simon Mayo’s previous books include the Sunday Times bestseller Knife Edge, Mad Blood Stirring, Blame and the Itch trilogy for children, filmed for TV by the ABC. He hosts ‘Drivetime’ on Greatest Hits Radio and ‘The Take’ film-review podcast with Mark Kermode.

Simon knows how to write a splendidly twisty thriller and is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the thriller world. We’re delighted to welcome him back to Oswestry to celebrate the publication of Tick Tock. 

Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Tick Tock) or £15 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Tick Tock). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee).