Stronger Than Skin Available to order
My new novel Stronger Than Skin comes out with Sandstone Press on March 16. It’s a thriller, but it’s also a love story. It’s also a book about how the past doesn’t ever really let you go. Imagine the love-child of Brideshead Revisited and one of the pre-Gone Girl novels of Gillian Flynn. I hope there’s some of the immersion in a lost world of the former and some of the acerbic propulsion of the latter.
Full of warmth with a dark, complex heart.
Emma Jane Unsworth author of Animals
Here’s the official blurb.
You can order it from my local bookshop here.
Or from the online retailer Wordery (like Amazon only better) here.
Or from Waterstones here.
Or from You Know Who here.
First Reviews for Stronger Than Skin
"Stephen May’s new novel “Stronger Than Skin” is an absolute belter, and continues his ongoing theme of obsession with the male psyche." read more
Ian Kirkpatrick on Good Reads
"From the first hook on page four, the reader is held in the grip of a pacy, clever plot which drip-feeds revelations to keep the pages of this literary thriller turning. Excellent stuff." Daily Mail
Interview with Stephen May
'My stories say things that are not being said'
read Max Liu's interview in the Independent on Sunday
Two new interviews
I was interviewed recently by the writer Martine McDonagh here and by the always interesting Puffin Review here.