Darren Charlton

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By and with kind permission of the wonderful Karl James Mountford, from his private portfolio.
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In a post-apocalyptic America, the surviving population have escaped to the National Parks…

The island homes of Wranglestone offer safe haven from the Dead, until winter comes, when nothing stops them from crossing the lake’s frozen waters…

When homebody Peter, puts the camp in danger, he must help rancher Cooper, the boy he’s always watched from afar, herd the Dead from their shores. But as love blossoms, a dark discovery reveals the sanctuary’s secret past. One that forces the pair to question everything they’ve ever known.

Reviews

‘Sublime & Affecting…a standout work.’
9/10 STARBURST MAGAZINE

‘Gripping and poetic LGBT story of a
post apocalyptic America – played out in a National Park. This is an absolute must-read!’

WATERSTONES

Charlton’s fantastic debut is both a page turning zombie thriller and a beautifully drawn gay love story.’
THE i

‘Gripping, fun, smart take on Zombie lore is definitely one to pick up. ‘
THE IRISH TIMES

‘Fresh, chilling and totally immersive.’
THE INDEPENDENT IE

‘With a hugely clever, post-apocalyptic set up at its core, Chartlon has built a thrilling story; part adventure, part zombie-survival, part teen gay romance. Wranglestone really has it all and is sure to delight readers with its characters and story, whilst also promoting the normalcy of gay relationships, without the usual trials and anguish of so many LGBT stories.’
FOYLES

‘Those taking the position that it’s high time we left zombies in the past will be left disappointed when, in a few years’ time, Charlton’s novel is heralded as one that pushed the genre across unforeseen barriers, giving new life to a format that many thought had already had its day. Yes, Wranglestone is that good.
Charlton writes beautifully whenever Peter and Cooper are together. This is a book and a man who will do so much to help so many coming to terms with their own identity, whether that be sexuality or otherwise.’

FEMALE FIRST
WRANGLESTONE IS OUT NOW AND CAN BE BOUGHT ONLINE AT THE FOLLOWING…
Events
2020 DEBUT PANEL 26/7/2020
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
DEFYING EXPECTATION PANEL 21/3/2020
EVENT CURRENTLY POSTPONED TO AUTUMN 2020 DUE TO COVID-19