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PAGE TURNER: Head of English at Garston school excited to release second novel

 Published on: 29th October 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

The head of English at a school in Garston is excited to announce the launch of his second novel.

Karl Vadaszffy, who writes under the name of A.J. Park and is head of English at St Michael’s Catholic High School, will be realising Don’t Speak on November 25.

The book, published by Orion Fiction is a domestic psychological thriller about a police officer who grows to suspect that her husband may be responsible for the murders she is investigating.

Speaking to GARSTONnews, he said: “My debut novel as A.J. Park, The First Lie, was released by Orion Fiction during the lockdown portion of the pandemic, so that made things extra challenging. It’s going to be great releasing a book this time when bookshops are open and when in-person events are possible.

“To this end, I’m delighted that bestselling author Sophie Hannah will be joining me on stage for the launch of Don’t Speak on November 25 at 6pm at St Michael’s Catholic High School.

“We’ll be having a chat about crime fiction and discussing our novels, followed by a book signing that will be run by Chorleywood Bookshop. Everyone is welcome.”

A.J. Park’s writing has been praised by The Sun, Daily Mail, Woman’s Weekly, Martina Cole, Sophie Hannah, Alex Marwood, Luca Veste, M.W. Craven, Susan Lewis, Cathy Kelly, and many more.

Speaking about one of the challenges encountered when writing his second novel, A.J. Park said: “The challenge after The First Lie was to come up with another ‘what would you do if…?’ idea.

“The whole concept behind A.J. Park novels, it was decided with my publisher, is to devise scenarios where the reader can put him- or herself in a character’s shoes, and of course to take the reader on what is hopefully an unexpected, twisty journey.”

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