Why you must read Azhar Lorgat’s The Sorrow
The Sorrow is a dark crime story that explores the consequences of pain, and losing yourself to it.
Jack Mercer is a struggling cop caught between two worlds – trying to protect his wife and daughter by staying under the radar, or taking the fight to his enemies.
When a breakthrough threatens to uncover grand secrets about the mob, their hand is forced and Jack returns home one night to find his family brutally murdered.
Three weeks later he receives a phone call from his dead daughter.
As Jack chases the ghost of his child, he discovers a darkness within him; a bloodlust that he cannot control.
What genre is this story?
It’s a crime thriller.
It will appeal to readers who don’t take to traditional heroes, who enjoy dark and morally grey crime thrillers and who love action and unpredictability. A strong element of realism as well will appeal to those who dislike Hollywood tropes and cliches. Regarding the tone, Max Payne is a good idea of what to expect.
I wanted to explore what happens when a man gives into his blood-lust.
Talk to us about this blood lust and how it affects Jack Mercer.
He has a naive view of how the new-age criminals work, and an arrogance and anger within himself. It’s these qualities that eventually lead to his downfall.
Have you written any other books that we should read next?
Give us a teaser?
Tell us a little about yourself.
Do you have a website?
My blog: http://azharlorgat.com/
My Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/azhar.amien
My blog’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/writebynightblog
Not on Twitter?
My personal Twitter: @Tody_ZA
Where can we buy your book?
How easily do new storylines come to you? If we give you four random words – Man, Woman, Airport, Darkness – can you give us a brief storyline?
New storylines and ideas come fairly easily, because my mind is always working and occupied with either one of my books or another possible idea.
I wanted to give myself the shortest amount of time to think of a plot idea using those four words, so I timed myself for 60 seconds. I came up with this as a concept.
We can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with.
A man finds himself in an airport during the early hours of the evening wanting to escape his loss, his grief and his writer’s block. He could not write another word ever since his wife went missing two years ago. He has no idea where he is heading yet – he will figure that out when he gets to the counter. As he draws closer, he hears on the loudspeaker that reports of a disturbance in the city may possibly lead to flights being delayed. Lamenting his terrible luck, he glances up – and sees a woman in the distance. One who, impossibly, resembles his wife. As the shock hits him, the airport bursts into darkness as a city-wide blackout ensues. As he descends into the darkness in search of a woman he had never let go of, the airport becomes the stage for chaos as an unknown militant group enters it – determined to find the woman and erase all witnesses.