When Paul moves into his new flat his old friends rarely pay him a visit. He likes the peaceful life until his quiet is disturbed by Gavin, his noisy neighbour. His complaints spark a confrontation which ironically ends up with the two befriending each other. However Gavin is a controller, a manipulator and when Paul falls for a beautiful young girl who seems infatuated with Gavin the friendship is put to the test. She goes missing and Paul’s mind races, has he got good reason to suspect that Gavin has kidnapped her or is his jealously playing tricks on him? Perhaps all is not as it would at first seem in this dark and disturbing psychological thriller.
Reviews from Amazon and Goodreads:
"The observation of everyday events in detail gives the protagonist life a very 'mundane' feel, too 'mundane', it doesn't feel quite right and there builds the tension. The man who lives above him has a much more eventful life and the small details of the protagonist life becomes almost desperately sad by comparison. The writing is compelling, I could almost see where this story was going and I didn't want to go there anymore than the character did, but I was drawn to see the events to their conclusion, as he was. If you like a thrill and a chill factor you will love this book. If you scare easily its not for you. I found is disturbing and therefore give the author full credit for a job well done." (5*)
"A very well written book, draws you in, takes you with the protagonist to places you would rather not go. An interesting view of something is all to common in the papers today." (5*)
"This is an excellent thriller! It will keep you guessing until the end." (5*)
"SAFFRON by Darren Worrow twists the elements of a narrative and a psychological thriller together. In the style of Edgar Allen Poe, Worrow tells the tale of two neighbors who, after some struggle, become friends. The two are exact opposite, though. Paul is an upstanding citizen while Gavin has a darker, lustier side. Gavin uses his brute strength to intimidate Paul's adversary, while Paul provides a willing mate for the man. When Gavin first presents a lusty, profitable business venture to Paul, Paul is horrified. Then, through twists and turn in the true style of Poe, the reader discovers a far more sinister plot than one can imagine." (5*)
"This author is going places. I have read several of this author's work and the writing improves all the time. Well done and many happy years of producing the unusual." (3*)