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Mal Foster first published his debut novel The Asylum Soul in 2015,  the book has since received many accolades from readers and reviewers and attracted numerous Five Star ratings on Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads and elsewhere. Its often controversial but at times, light-hearted subject matter has also generated worldwide interest after being highlighted in newspapers, writing related magazines, on the radio, and across social media. "It has a sombre Channel 4 Film/TV drama feel to it," said one top reviewer.

The historical novel is cleverly written in diary form and tells the story of a young man, Tommy Compton who was incarcerated at the Brookwood Lunatic Asylum in Surrey, in 1929 with a simple speech defect.

Based on Tommy’s own diary notes, the book is a disturbing account of an innocent young life ripped apart by unthinkable institutional failings, false hope and ultimate family betrayal.' BUY NOW

Cult Status: A second novel, Fly Back and Purify which came out in 2017 is a paranormal drama set around an unexplained incident at a railway station in leafy Surrey. Thanks to its unique storyline and unexpected twists, the book is rapidly becoming a firm favourite among those who embrace the 'acquired taste of the supernatural'. 

“I write primarily for my own enjoyment and if just a few people enjoy my work along the way, then the whole journey through to publication has been worth it," Mal said to a vibrant gathering at the book's official signing near Woking. BUY NOW

Mal is currently writing a third novel, a conspiracy thriller which he hopes will be out by the summer of 2019. More details HERE

 

Top Tip: If purchasing both books, read 'The Asylum Soul' first!