Dutch suspense author J. Sharpe has published several mystery thrillers and short stories. He is a cross-genre writer and likes to blend themes and elements from two or more different genres in his books.
His work is often compared to that of Stephen King, Peter Straub and Dean Koontz, although Sharpe is complimented for his own distinctive style.
His novel Gebroken Geheugen (Broken Memory) – that he wrote together with the late Jos Weijmer – was nominated for the Harland Awards for best novel of 2015 and received an honorable mention for extraordinary originality. Eden was nominated for a Bastaard Fantasy Award 2016. Syndrome was also nominated for a Harland Award and a Bastaard Award.
So far 7 novels and several short stories have been published in The Netherlands and Belgium. One of these, Eden, is translated to English, just like the first chapters of Broken Memory and a few short stories. On this page you will only find the translated stories. To see his other novels click here.
Sharpe has been a member of the GNM (Society for Dutch Crime Authors) since 2014.
Some of his work is translated in English, but the apocalyptic novel Eden will soon be available in the following languages: German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
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 doesn’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?
This apocalyptic thriller was nominated for a Bastaard Fantasy Award.
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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
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.
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
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