How to keep your reader hooked

Remember the last time you couldn’t put down a book?

You felt compelled to read the next sentence. Then another. And you kept going till you fell asleep.

It’s called a page-turner.

I’m often asked how I write in such a way the reader doesn’t want to stop. How do I build the tension so they can’t put the book down? Do you want to know how I do it? 

… best-selling thriller writer Jeffrey Deaver leans towards his audience at a meet-the-author session. His fans wait. After a pause …

See, that’s how I do it.

With every book we publish, we try to do the same. Our job is to write, edit and publish so the reader wants more.

If you’ve read this far, I guess you’ll understand.

Josh Easby (managing director)