Read here for the lowdown on the latest book series by Manchester-based author David Beckler: A Long Shadow. The latest in a series was released 19th January 2023 and the next is due on 23rd May 2023…


If you loved Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Lauren Beukes’s The Shining Girls, then you need to meet Antonia Conti. Antonia could be your next favorite kick-ass heroine.

Based in a slightly alternate version of London where terrorism is a threat at every turn and the public are subject to strict laws and curfews… Journalist Antonia uncovers evidence that those in power are funding the violence that keeps stringent lockdowns in place. Fueled by a powerful sense of justice, she risks her life by going undercover.

In an effort to unearth the shady and sinister plot of the big corporations.


A Long Shadow is an adrenaline-pumping, action-packed thriller. But the icing on the cake is the cast of colorful characters who are battling for good alongside Antonia. As Antonia develops an unlikely working relationship with Russell Chapman, a detective coming round to her way of thinking, you are plunged into an against-the-clock fight to bring down Antonia’s new enemies—before they do the same to her.

We’ve been left desperate for more of Antonia’s world, and hope you are too!

We’ve interviewed David ahead of his next release – A Nuclear Reaction! Read our exclusive chat here: AUTHOR DAVID BECKLER – THE INTERVIEW