The Monsters of Gramercy Park
This enthralling new novel from the award-winning author of The Greatest Gift is another immensely original and high-concept work of fiction, which brings together two disparate characters against a backdrop of secrecy and revelation. New York gang lord Wilson Velez, serving a life sentence in solitary confinement, is slowly losing his mind. Hundreds of miles away, celebrated crime novelist Lizbeth Greene falls apart as her inspiration runs dry.
So,when Lizbeth reads of Velez after his eventual release into the general prison population, her decision is instant. She will write a book about him. His story. A true-crime classic to revive her ailing career.
Beginning a series of visits to Velez in jail, Lizbeth becomes drawn into his dark world, as the pair engage in a complex and fascinating dance of attraction and rejection. Until, in time, their bargain starts to consume them both.
Woven through the story, meanwhile, is a children's book - titled 'The Monsters of Gramercy Park' - that mirrors the ever-more intimate and dangerous relationship between Lizbeth and Velez.
At once an intricately-plotted thriller and an elegantly-written character study, Danny Leigh has created a rich, hypnotic novel as compelling as it is original.