Douglas Johnstone

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Four friends, one weekend, gallons of whisky. What could go wrong? Driven by amateur whisky-nut Adam, four late-thirties ex-university mates are heading to Islay - the remote Scottish island world famous for its single malts - with a wallet full of cash, a stash of coke and a serious thirst. Over a weekend soaked in the finest cask strength spirit, they meet young divorcee Molly, who Adam has a soft spot for, her little sister Ash who has all sorts of problems and Molly's ex-husband Joe, a control freak who also happens to be the local police. As events spiral out of control, they are all thrown into a nightmare that gets worse at every turn.


  • "It will have you laughing and wincing in equal measure..." Laura Wilson, The Guardian
  • "It's gloriously silly fun, with flashes of seriousness..." Anthony Cummins, Metro
  • "This is a hugely atmospheric thriller soaked in the spirit of life on the outer fringes of the British Isles..." Peter Millar, The Times
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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571260621
Publisher: Faber
Publication Date:
03 March 2011
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Pages: 291 p.

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