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Peter Church

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Dark Video


“Compulsory reading for every parent who is uninformed or bothered about the potential of technology to wreak utter havoc in a person’s life” – CAPE TOWN BOOK FAIR 2012

Dark VideoA minibus taxi flipping spectacularly on its head; two teenagers engaged in illicit sex in a shopping-mall rest room; a raunchy table dance in a Cape Town strip club… What have these scenes got to do with a beautiful young woman running through Newlands Forest early on a Sunday morning?

Alistair Morgan is the key. A gifted law student with a glittering career in the offing, Alistair seems to have it all: looks, charm and money – and the attention of the hottest girls on campus. But his privileged lifestyle is about to be turned upside down as he is lured deeper and deeper into the sinister online world of Dark Video, where reality blurs and morals unravel.

From the ominous slopes of Table Mountain and the murky depths of False Bay to a dusty Karoo farm and the limestone cliffs of Arniston, Dark Video is an intense thriller that will keep you spellbound from the word go.

ISBN 13: 9781415200155
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“Peter Church’s debut novel grabs you by the throat In the first six pages and doesn’t let go” – Vivien Horler, The Argus

“A roller-coaster ride into the dark world of online pornography and the horrors you can let yourself in for without knowing it! A local author with international potential” – Louise Mann, Leisurebooks

“This novel is racy, pure escapism, and will have you burning the midnight oil. If you only read one thriller this year it has to be Dark Video” – Karen Watkins, Vukani

“A topical thriller with a strong moral message that should get the conversation going among a diverse audience” – Sunday Times

“Most shocking local novel in recent years” – The Weekender

“Dark Video is a remarkably readable debut novel. It is clever, pacy and has a thrilling climax with a sting in the tail” – Samantha Bartlett, Cape Times

“A fabulous read [with] twists that take this thriller above the norm and make it one of the best debuts in a long time. Good stuff” – Linday Slogrove, Natal Mercury

“4 sterre. Peter Church debuteer met ‘n indrukwkkende spanningsroman… Meer hiervan, en Church behoort ‘n internasionale gehoor te lok” – Die Burger

“Ever sat through a movie that was so gripping that you left with tense muscles and a headache? Dark Video is that kind of book” – Mandy Andrews, SABona Australia




Dark Video


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