Longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize and described by Waterstones as “an exciting new voice in crime fiction”, Eve Smith’s debut novel The Waiting Rooms was shortlisted for the
Bridport Prize First Novel Award and was selected as a Book of the Month by Eric Brown in The Guardian just after launch.
Eve writes speculative fiction, mainly about the things that scare her. She attributes her love of all things dark and dystopian to a childhood watching Tales of the Unexpected and black-
and-white Edgar Allen Poe double bills. In this world of questionable facts, stats and news, she believes storytelling is more important than ever to engage people in real life issues.
Eve’s previous job as COO of an environmental charity took her to research projects across Asia, Africa and the Americas, and she has an ongoing passion for wild creatures, wild
science and far-flung places. When she’s not writing, she’s racing across fields after her dog, trying to organise herself and her family, or off exploring somewhere new.
The Waiting Rooms
Swinging from South Africa to England: one woman’s hunt for her birth mother in an all-too-believable near future in which an antibiotic crisis has decimated the population.
A prescient, thrilling debut.
Decades of spiralling drug resistance have unleashed a global antibiotic crisis. Ordinary infections are untreatable and a scratch from a pet can kill. A sacrifice is required to keep the majority safe: no one over seventy is allowed new antibiotics. The elderly are sent to hospitals nicknamed ‘The Waiting Rooms’… Hospitals where no one ever gets well.
“Smith combines the excitement of a medical thriller à la Michael Crichton with sensitive characterisation and social insight in a timely debut novel all the more remarkable for being conceived and written before the current pandemic” – Eric Brown, The Guardian
“Exquisitely crafted and highly original… Filled with heart-wrenching suspense and unforgettable characters… Smith’s dark and nuanced debut announces the arrival of an exciting new voice in crime fiction” – Waterstones
“…the weaving together of the book’s separate strands is cleverly engineered in this impressive debut novel. A medical thriller set in a dystopian world with eerie resonances of the world we are now living through which attains the right level of compassion and
humanity alongside the naked scientific facts it extrapolates from…” – Maxim Jakubowski, CrimeTime
Bert’s Books: https://bertsbooks.co.uk/product/the-waiting-rooms-9th-july-2020/
Noir From The Bar
30 Crime and Mystery Shorts
Eve is one of 30 contributors to this anthology from the team who brought you Noir at the Bar, including stories by crime and mystery writers from all over the world. It was conceived,
created, and published in a month to help raise funds for the NHS during the pandemic. With combined sales of more than three million books and awards galore, you’ll find familiar names and new voices within. So whatever sort of crime and mystery fiction you enjoy, you’ll find something to appeal. Support NHS charities and treat yourself by reading this exceptional collection.
“A fabulous book to dip in and out of, whether you like a glass of something sparkling, or your spirits strong and hard, there’s something here for everyone. And all profits go to the
NHS. How cool is that?” – Amazon review
“Brimming with dark, twisty and thrilling tales, Noir From The Bar is an unputdownable collection, compiled by a smashing group of authors with talent bursting from their seams.” – Amazon review
Sales link: https://tinyurl.com/noirfromthebar
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