Untethered by John Bowie #coverreveal @johnbowie @RedDogTweets

I’m delighted to be taking part in the cover reveal for Untethered, the new novel by John Bowie on my blog today. Before I reveal the cover, let’s take a look at what the book is about.


John Barrie is bored in his witness protection program in Bristol. A disturbed ex-SAS soldier, he searches for meaning at the bottom of many a glass as madness begins to set in. Then a series of cryptic messages arrive, pulling him into a web of deceit, destruction and disillusionment.

One note comes with a knock on his door and a chance to find a missing girl; to start over again… as a private investigator.

Meanwhile, his therapist encourages him to put his demons on paper; to write it all out. As John battles with his past, could this writing lead him to find the girl, his future and maybe even the love he craves?

Untethered is a semi-autobiographical crime noir, reminiscent of old noir films like Chinatown and Double Indemnity, exploring themes of identity, isolation and the damaging effects of drink, depression and PTSD.

And now to reveal the cover!


Untethered is being published on the 13th October 2020 by Red Dog Press and you can pre-order your copy by clicking on the link below.

Amazon UK