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We're launching the Book Tour for TERROR by EAMONN HICKSON!

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By Eamonn Hickson

Author Interview

What is your motivation behind Terror? Why did you want to write it?

I want to be a devil’s advocate in one of most topical issues of our time: terror attacks. While I’m not condoning the characters’ beliefs or actions, I want to see what’s on the other side of a terror attack: why do ‘they’ do it? What motivates ‘them’? One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. Most of us see those who do unspeakable acts as terrorists, but to someone they might be heroes. Terror was also inspired by a visit to Belfast in Northern Ireland, where I (as a southerner) got to see both the Catholic and Protestant sides without fear.

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

Firstly, I hope to pull them from their own lives for a few hours—isn’t that why we read? To experience others’ version of reality? If they could—even if for a moment—get an inkling of what it might be like on ‘the other side’. And I don’t necessarily mean during a terror attack, but in any aspect of their lives.

Do you have a favorite scene that you can share with us?

I particularly like when Nestor stands across the road from his parent’s repossessed home and believes his fingerprints are still on everything in the house. This scene epitomizes Nestor’s struggle; he believes the home is still, inherently, his. It’s a feeling I know many people who’ve had financial difficulties have experienced—and I feel Nestor captures it in that scene.


Nestor leaves the kitchen via the back door, walks around the house and stops in the driveway. His house sits on the corner across the street like an obedient dog. The new paint, the rattling window chimes, the nylon washing line, the new AC unit, the repaired woodwork, the balloon tied to the balustrade, the flank of flowers—they’re all imposters, along with Sarah and the Grinch.

But Nestor’s fingerprints still molest that house. An army of feelers and gropers, they smudge the wall in waxy oils, painting their gunk on everything she thinks she owns and everything she’ll come to love about the house. Implanted on the wooden partitions and banisters and doorknobs, they’ve adapted to the damp upper room where Dad could never stop the moisture from coming in—and they’ve grown xerophilic for the dried-out living room. A home never loses the memories of its first love the way some people do, and even though loyalty can be bought, the home waits for its revenant. 

If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say?

You can never know for sure what someone else is thinking.

Share something about you that is unique - maybe about how/where you write... or favorite snack foods?

I set two official Guinness World Records: The Longest Journey Reversing a Tractor and Trailer (17.3 kilometers) and The Most Squats in 1 Minute While Carrying a 40lb Backpack (57). The first one (2014) was inspired by my farming background, and the second was related to another passion of mine, keeping fit (2016). Both have since been beaten, but it was nice to be the current holder for a while.

by Eamonn Hickson
Adult Thriller
Paperback & ebook, 336 pages
April 29th 2017
Have you ever felt that society consciously tries to undermine you?

In a society where everyone strives for growth, where everyone tries to build towards the heavens, there are some who wish to bring it plummeting down.

Terror is a thriller in which three people from different walks of life find a common enemy in the contemporary world. Yet, unlike most, they decide to do something about it.

Following his best friend’s death, military man Milton Haynes is forced to see a psychiatrist while he challenges his dishonourable discharge. Ally Winston, one year after being viciously assaulted, struggles to slot into the life her father has laid out for her, while Nestor Frings returns to Boston to find his parents have sold their home due to financial issues.

The three initially voice their pains through non-violent means, however, they soon find their efforts futile. In a world where outsiders are considered dangerous and are not to be trusted, it will be the insiders who do the damage. Follow Milton, Ally and Nestor as they come to, what they perceive to be, the inevitable conclusion: they must commit a terror attack.

Praise for the Book

“Eamonn Hickson brings the fascinating, dingy, and complex streets of Boston alive in his new novel TERROR, a probing novel of survival in the modern world. TERROR is a masterful portrait of the hard decisions and harder lives that must be lived during a dark time in American history – the present.” — Self-Publishing Review

Reviews of the Author's Other Work

“…a suspense thriller with a fascinating version of heaven versus hell that lingers after closing the pages.”

“Eamonn Hickson writes a vivid story of a war between angels and demons, and Heaven and Hell. The story captivates the audience as you witness deception, lies, and Heavenly Hosts that are working for the enemy.”

“Find yourself enmeshed in a roller coaster ride to a mind-numbing conclusion that will remain with you many a day to come.”

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About the Author

Eamonn Hickson is an Irish author of three novels. He currently works as a radio journalist in Tralee, Co Kerry.


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Open internationally
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