YOU COULD DO SOMETHING AMAZING WITH YOUR LIFE
(YOU ARE RAOUL MOAT)
IN DEVELOPMENT WITH THE BBC
You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat] was published in the UK and Australia in 2016 and published in the US in 2018.
It is the story of the murderer Raoul Moat, who shot three people in 2010, before fleeing to the hills of Northumberland. Told in second-person from Moat's point of view, it uses spoken and written material left behind by Moat.
The book won the CWA non-fiction prize, is being used by some British universities and colleges, and has been optioned for film/TV until February 2018.
Reviews and endorsements:
Spectator An extraordinary study of violence, in all its bathos and banality
Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test - Brilliantly written. Smart literary nonfiction
Guardian (Book of the Day) -A claustrophobic true-crime account in the tradition of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood
Louis Theroux, creator of My Scientology Movie - Both an experiment in empathy and an exploration of the limits of empathy, holding the reader hostage in the echo chamber of an angry and confused man's head
Times Literary Supplement - Compelling throughout … uncomfortable work, and necessary
Will Self - This book does the commendable job of demystifying evil yet again
Sunday Times - A powerful portrayal of the banality of violence … a trigger finger of a book: taut, tense and on edge