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J. Sharpe writes suspense novels and is best known for the fact that he blends themes and elements from two or more different genres in his books, including the bestseller Eden (nominated for a Bastaard Award), Syndrome (nominated for a Harland Award and Bastaard Award) and Broken Memory (also nominated for a Harland Award).

His work is often compared to that of Stephen King, Peter Straub and Dean Koontz, although Sharpe is known for his own distinctive style.

So far 13 novels and several short stories have been published in The Netherlands and Belgium.

His work is translated in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. A few of his books are also available in braille.

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Eden

Will you survive a new plague?

Angels: they’re among us. I would know. There’s one trapped inside of me. But the image you probably have of these “helpers of God” is wrong, I guarantee it. They are all maniacal assholes.

Anna Meisner awakes, naked and afraid, tied to a chair in a dark room. Across from her sits a woman who is her spitting image. With tears in her eyes, the woman puts a gun against her head and kills herself. Anna is not found until days later and in a state of hypothermia, moments from dying. But when she wakes in the hospital, she finds that the police don’t see her as a victim, but as a suspect. It’s the beginning of a series of catastrophic events in which she has no choice but to play a part. Is this the end of humanity?

Eden (nominated for a Bastaard Fantasy Award) is an post-apocalyptic suspense novel. If you like fast paced novels with a lot of twists, and like to search for all the hidden references of the bible, then you will definitely love this book.

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Praise for Eden

“Sharpe again managed to combine different genres like a master. I don’t want to spoil too much… but this is a quick and surprising suspense thriller you should definitely read!” — Stephen King Fanclub

From the first page to the last, Eden is a story that will keep your eyes glued to the page. The supernatural fantasy elements of this thriller makes it unique to its genre. Eden is a very strong, fast-paced supernatural, post-apocalyptic thriller that is well worth reading. — New World Order.

“I think we’ve found the Dutch Master of Horror! This book really gave me chills every now and then. So yes, this is really one of my favorite books of 2016!”— Ikhouvanhorrorfantasyenspanning

“A must read for fans of Supernatural!!!” — Nerdymommy

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Syndrome

HE’S EVERYWHERE…
It starts as a game, but ends in terror.
Soon it becomes clear.
Someone is chasing them.
And he is not from this world.

After an accident Peter’s mother is in a coma and his father is not the man he used to be. Because of this, Peter has no other choice than to drop out of school, start a job and take over the care of his little sister. One day he picks her up from school to take her to the mall, when the unthinkable happens. They’re being followed. And their pursuer is not from this world…

By the time they reach the clothing store, Peter is convinced that the pursuit was just a hallucination. But when his sister disappears after entering a fitting room, it starts to sink in that there is something terribly wrong. Especially when no one seems to remember her. Even his father claims he never had a daughter. It’s almost as if she never existed…

Peter will do everything to get his sister back. But how do you find someone who, according to others, doesn’t exist?

Syndrome was nominated for a Harland Award and A Bastaard Award.

Praise for Syndrome:

From Thrillerlezers!: This guy is so good. Syndrome was one of the best novels I have read this year!

From the Stephen King fanclub: This novel belongs at level awesome. I will def. read this one again, and again and again…. I feel mindfucked.

From The Bookbabe: Exciting with a small doses of crazy.

From Samenlezenisleuker: Do you like thriller, fantasy, horror? Than get a copy of this book. You wont find a more briljant mix of the genres.

This book will come out in Eglish in 2020

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Broken Memory

This book tells the story of Tim Hall, A black man who was just released from prison and suddenly wakes up in a dark and abandoned plane, trapped with nobody around except for one young girl named Ella. Also, he is suddenly a white man…

When he and Ella finally find a way to escape the plane, they walk towards a strange little town. It’s occupied with only a handful of people, who tell them to forget about all those stories of heaven and hell and that this is it. This is the hereafter. Or is it…?

Broken Memory is a futuristic, dystopic thriller, with influences of horror and science fiction, full of twists and turns. It was nominated for the Harland Awards for best novel of 2015, and received an honorable mention for the extraordinary originality.

So far, just a few chapters are transleted of this book.

 

Praise for Broken Memory

Broken Memory by J. Sharpe & Jos Weijmer starts as every traveler’s nightmare: falling asleep in an airplane and waking up in no man’s land. Even worse: main character Tim finds himself in someone else’s body, has lost most of his memory and finds out he is in fact dead. His quest, with a nine year old girl at his side, not only brings the horrors from his past to light, but also slowly reveals the nature of the purgatory in which he roams. A book with an uncommonly original idea, great plot twists and an astonishing finale. The reader endures the same fate as the main character: once you’re in, you will find it hard to get out.” — Marijn van der Jagt, Vrij Nederland, juryvoorzitter van de Harland Awards Romanprijs 2015

It’s almost impossible to say anything about this story without giving spoilers. What I can say is that the story is rich in subjects. The question of what the hereafter and our soul is plays a role. There’s a place for all-consuming love and guilt. Deceit, politics and a horrific future are also featured in the book. And everything comes together and makes a whole that grabs your attention from the beginning til the end. — fantasywereld.nl

Amazing book that will hopefully be read and praised by many. J. Sharpe can include himself in the top of Dutch fantasy-writers. — boeklovers.nl