After a successful business career, GD Harper spent six months in 2012 living in a tent and trekking 1500 kilometres across the Nepalese Himalayas. On his return to the UK, he decided to pursue his lifetime dream of becoming an author. Love’s Long Road is his first novel.
Love’s Long Road
Should you be at someone’s funeral, if they died because of you?
Synopsis: Love’s Long Road is the story of a young woman who leads a reckless double life after blaming herself for her ex-boyfriend’s suicide. It is a dark, gritty thriller about guilt and the fear of retribution which captures to perfection what it was like to be young, female and single in the 1970s.
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CFZH9GA/
"A story about how guilt can cling to you for years. Gritty summer read." Sunday Post
“The drama throughout Love's Long Road is utterly believable, the attention to detail is excellent and the ending, when it comes, is entirely appropriate. Five Stars.” Amazon Top 500 reviewer
"Great detail and character development. A very good read. Five Stars." NetGalley Reviewer
" Spell binding and interesting. Five Stars." NetGalley Educator
"This novel is an eye-opener, a sensational read. Five Stars." NetGalley Reviewer
"Set in a recollected Glasgow of 1975, this dark romance is both thoughtful and thought-provoking, the author conjuring up an evocative portrait of the city, the people, and the era.” James McDonald RSW
“An excellent read. It is very journalistic in style, deeply psychological, and is as profoundly revealing of the main character in as much that isn’t said as is. This is really strong first person writing. Five Stars.” Richard Bunning, author
“G.D. Harper turned out a masterful story of considerable substance, pathos, and insightful and observant craftiness. The writing was smart, captivating, and emotive. Even when I was frustrated with Bobbie, she still managed to squeeze my heart. Parts of the book had me smiling, parts had me cringing, and other parts had me gasping and grabbing for a cool drink. The tale is as adventuresome as the character, highly active, full of drama and intrigue, and with hits of humour and sensuality. I was an instant fan. Five Stars.” Books and Bindings
“Harper did a fantastic job of conveying the strides that the women's rights movement made during the era, while demonstrating where some of those laws fell short. I found Love's Long Road to be well-thought out, captivating, and thrilling. I was hooked from the first page, and had a hard time putting it down. Four Stars.” On My Kindle Book Reviews
Pitch to Publishers & Festival Organisers
GD Harper is a debut author, whose novel Love’s Long Road was published by Matador in 2016. It has been number two in Urban Fiction, in the top 70 for Psychological Fiction and in the overall top 1000 best-selling eBooks on Amazon. Harper is a hugely experienced public speaker who supports all his festival appearances with targeted Facebook advertising
Awards & Prizes: Placed third in the Lightship Prize for first-time authors; shortlisted for best first chapter at the UK Festival of Writing.
Literary Festival Appearances: Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe; Byres Road Festival, Glasgow.
Contact email: gdharper[@]gdharper.com (remove the square brackets which are there to fool the spambots).
Contact telephone: 07803 900316