I first read about the 1955 Le Mans Disaster over twenty years ago, but I knew at once there was a story to tell.
When I learned there’d been newsreel footage of the aftermath, footage so appalling it never saw daylight, I also knew what kind of story: a story about how many of us want to see things we aren’t supposed to, even when we insist we don’t.
What I didn’t know was who would tell that story. It took me two decades to realise that it was also the story of two lovers who weren’t lovers, in a world that was falling apart. So finally I began to write, following Ash and Danie into a shadow land of grief, obsession and things worse than death.
Now the story’s written. Open this book, and I’ll tell it to you.
And the film will start to play.
"Compulsively readable, original and chilling. Simon Bestwick's witty, engaging tone effortlessly and brilliantly amplifies its edge-of-your-seat atmosphere of creeping dread. I'll be sleeping with the lights on." - Sarah Lotz.
"A Different Kind Of Light is a fast, headlong race along a dark track towards the pitiless heart of Bestwick's darkness." - Gary McMahon.
"Truly nightmarish... one scene in particular is easily one of the best horror set pieces I've read. Well worth spending your hard-earned cash on." - Marc's Books.
"A terrific novella... sits easily alongside the best work Simon Bestwick has produced. Outstanding and highly recommended." - Ginger Nuts Of Horror.