THE JUMP Press Round Up, Part Two

the jump front cover

Well there has been an absolute flood of press coverage for THE JUMP over the last week or so:

Another absolutely terrific review over at What Are You Reading For. ‘Exceptional’, ‘heart-breaking’ and such like.

Here’s a thing I wrote called How I Became an Author for the Scottish Book Trust.

This is a terrific review over at Our Book Reviews by Mary Mayfield, where she says: “I sometimes feel Doug Johnstone isn’t very well known outside Scotland but he certainly deserves to be! If you haven’t discovered him yet, why not?” Good question, Mary!

Over at Shots Mag I wrote something about what it was like to write The Jump.

A great review over at Liz Loves Books – “The writing is clever, the narrative style is addictive and the character building is superb… I loved it.”

Amanda Gillies wrote the most amazing shit-hot, absolutely loving it review at Eurocrime. “Just when you start to wonder how on earth it could be possible for him to write anything better than his last masterpiece, he does it again and ups the stakes still further. Magnificent.”

David Robinson gives a typically considered opinion over at Wow 24/7. “Although this book is a thriller, what it says about parenting is just as important.”

Here’s a Q&A I did with The Crime Warp to go with their previous lovely review.

“Incredibly moving!” say the good people at Northern Crime, and who am I to argue? No one, that’s who.

Pam Norfolk gives the book a rip-snorting review in The Lancashire Evening Post. “A pulsating psychological page-turner which blends edge-of-the-seat suspense with a searing exploration of love, loss and parenthood.”

I love the Reading Matters blog, and Kim Forrester loves The Jump in return. An astute and in-depth review, as always from Kim, but she ends with this wee bit of wishful thinking: “This would make a terrific movie — I can already see Kelly MacDonald and Ewan McGregor in the lead roles!”

Here’s the story behind the story of The Jump, written by me for

And here’s a list of my favourite movie, album etc I did for AAA Edinburgh.

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