Leigh Heard Marks Literary Debut with ‘Give Me the Night’

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Ability of man to face, conquer own demons, take responsibility for his actions highlighted in thrilling novel.

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A fictional story that crosses and meshes boundaries of genres such as thriller, mystery and horror

His passion for writing has propelled author Leigh Heard to write an intriguing tale that will mark his literary debut. “Give Me the Night” (published by Xlibris AU) is Heard’s offer; a fictional story that crosses and meshes boundaries of genres such as thriller, mystery and horror.

“Give Me the Night” is the story of David Thornton, an experienced child welfare worker who has become disenchanted, frustrated and socially isolated as a result of the career, lifestyle and personal choices he has made in his life. While he outwardly appears calm, confident and collected, David struggles internally and desperately longs to escape this personal hell and find a way to start his life afresh. Then by chance, David meets Nikki, an abandoned young girl who can offer him escape but with a price he cannot even begin to fathom.

This novel primarily examines the relationship between David and Nikki. Both share an undeniable connection with each other and as the relationship develops, David is forced to face some of his darkest secrets and find out that both he and Nikki are more than what they seem.

A story that highlights the complexity of man and his interaction with other people that surround him, this narrative seeks to focus on David’s struggles to escape his personal demons, face and take responsibility for all the decisions he has made. An intriguing and engaging mystic thriller, “Give Me the Night” ensnares readers with its unpredictability and its ability to highlight the indomitable spirit of man.

“Give Me the Night”
By Leigh Heard
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 154 pages | ISBN 9781499014983
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 154 pages | ISBN 9781499015041
E-Book | 154 pages | ISBN 9781499015058
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Leigh Heard was born in Melbourne, Victoria and has lived in Australia throughout his life. He has enjoyed writing short stories in his hours away from the office and recently took an extended break to take the challenge of finishing his first novel by focusing exclusively on his writing. After successfully completing his first book, he has found renewed energy and an eagerness to continue his writing.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.com.au or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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