“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” meets “Red Dragon”

Scarred is a crime thriller set in the heart of Sydney focusing on two independently operating serial killers and the homicide detective hunting them both. Scarred was written over a period of five months by hand while Damien was in prison. Scarred will be particularly appealing to residents of Sydney, people with or familiar with high-functioning autism and anyone who enjoys a psychological thriller.

Warning: High levels of physical and sexual violence.

Scarred is published by Tenth Street Press and is available for purchase in both paperback and eBook formats. You can get the Kindle version from Amazon Australia, Amazon UK or Amazon US. Scarred is also available on Kobo, Booktopia ebooks, Barnes and Noble ebooks and Apple Books.

Scarred is distributed in Australia by Ingram and the paperback version will be available for order in most bookstores. A full list of online sellers for the paperback version can be found at Booko, just click the flag in the top right corner and select whichever country you’re ordering from.

Click here to download the first two chapters.

What the critics say:

” … a brilliant fiction debut. There is never a dull moment in the 400-plus pages, written with street-smart thought patterns that make the characters come to life in Sydney as they blend in to the people-scape.” – Jim Kellar, editor of the Newcastle Herald Weekender

“Damien Linnane’s Scarred is a poignant thriller that speaks to the addictiveness of vengeance. Jason Ennis emerges from an abominable childhood into an adulthood that is light on human connection. It’s a powerful debut, both page-turner and tragic exploration of the mistakes the well-meaning make when they don’t know how to feel.” – Edward Wright, book reviewer for The Australian

Journalists and media can download the press release here.