Pond Scum

My name is Jeremy Thorn, and I’m a serial killer.

Jeremy ‘Remy’ Thorn is a detective from a small town in Oregon. A past of trauma and abuse and a compulsive need for balance have shaped him into the person he is today: a decisive, effective killer.

His routine is simple but trustworthy. 

Step one: Find two targets. The first, an abomination of a human being whose only contribution to the world is as fertilizer. The second, a detriment to society, perhaps a sidekick or accessory. 

Step two: Kill the first. Frame the second. Easy.

After his latest kill, all seems to be going well. He makes it home by morning and continues with his plan as normal, with each perfectly timed manoeuvre all mapped out. But to his horror, he finds that the man he was trying to frame—a hotshot detective from a major nearby city—has been called in to work the case. And what’s worse … he’s privy to the truth.

About the author

Michael Lilly was born in Provo, Utah. He has lived in that area his whole life and splits his time between reading and writing books, cooking, hiking, martial arts, and being around his family. He has six siblings who, along with his parents, fostered and encouraged his interest in writing, and he is grateful for his closeness with them. He loves to travel to new places and carries a passion for other languages and cultures.

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Why We Like It

  • "Michael Lilly's first novel, Pond Scum, is distinguished by fine writing, a compelling story and well-wrought characters. An auspicious debut." Michael Nava, author of the Henry Rios novels
  • An exciting debut that introduces Jeremy Thorn, a chilling new protagonist

Michael Lilly was born in Provo, Utah. He has lived in that area his whole life, and splits his time between reading and writing books, cooking, hiking, martial arts, and being around his family. He has six siblings who, along with his parents, fostered and encouraged his interest in writing, and he is grateful for his closeness with them. He loves to travel and see new places, and carries a passion for other languages and cultures.

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The book will be delivered in 10 instalments (or staves), one every day. The instalments are delivered to your Pigeonhole bookshelf on your IOS or Android app, plus you can read on our web reader. You will receive an email letting you know when each stave is available.

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