The Reckoning cover reveal!

15 March 2024

The Reckoning cover reveal!

It’s my great pleasure to reveal the cover design for THE RECKONING, the upcoming fifth novel in the Anna Scavolini Mysteries series.

The Reckoning paperback and ebook covers

Once again, my regular designer, Tim Barber at Dissect Designs, has done an absolutely sterling job of coming up with a cover that’s both eye-catching and reflective of the content of the book. We’ve seen the city of Glasgow on three out of the previous four Anna Scavolini covers, but never looking quite like this, with the grand and varied architecture of the city centre and a dynamic, bruised sky hinting at the strife to come within the book’s pages.

Here’s the blurb again, in case you missed it last time:

You thought you had power, so let us destroy you.

A series of violent attacks on female students sparks panic across the city of Glasgow. The men responsible call themselves The Reckoning - an extremist movement dedicated to reversing the social gains made by women and re-establishing male supremacy.

For criminology professor Anna Scavolini, it seems obvious the blame lies with her new colleague, Robert Leopold, whose controversial podcast preaches reactionary views to disaffected young men. At first, it appears the attackers are purely drawing inspiration from his misogynist teachings. However, when evidence arises suggesting Leopold’s involvement goes deeper, Anna resolves to hold him to account.

But The Reckoning have no intention of letting her interference pass without repercussions. Soon, Anna finds herself in the crosshairs of a movement that’s prepared to use any tool in its arsenal to silence its enemies - and she’s just the sort of woman they’d love to make an example of.

As passions intensify and tensions spiral, is Anna about to face her own, very public reckoning?

The Reckoning is available to pre-order on Kindle today, with the paperback edition available to order closer to the release date. As we get closer to the launch, I’ll be sharing more details, including an early sneak peek at the prologue and opening chapter.