Audible has revealed the audio-exclusive debut Winter Dark by Alex Callister is this year’s Thriller of the Year.
Narrated by LAMDA student Ell Potter, the story follows GCHQ agent Winter Dark who has just 12 days to bring down the website of a formidable criminal organisation before a child is tortured to death in front of an online audience of millions.
“Going deep under cover disguised as the paid assassin Snow White, Winter must infiltrate the inner-circle of the extraordinarily powerful man at the heart of the dark web,” said Audible. “This a gripping, fast-paced ride through a disturbingly plausible technological future in which Callister’s protagonist must battle to bring down the terrifying crimes tearing through society.”
Written under a pseudonym, Callister is an industry expert on media, telecoms and internet stocks. She studied history at Oxford and the British School at Rome. Callister has spent her career visiting high security web hosting sites and speculating on what might go wrong. Winter Dark is her debut novel and the first in the Winter Series.
Callister said: “Winter Dark is a modern thriller about organised crime and the dark web featuring Winter, an anarchic 21st century heroine. I am so excited to hear her brought to life by the talented Ell Potter. I love the rhythm and flow of words. Good stories were made to be read aloud.”
Winter Dark is available for pre-order from Friday 1st March and will be published on Thursday 21st March.
Audible Thriller of the Year was started in 2017 with Silent Child (CreateSpace) by Sarah A. Denzil and narrated by Joanne Froggatt. Their Lost Daughters (Joffe) by Joy Ellis and narrated by Richard Armitage was named Thriller of the Year 2018.