Author(s): Raymond Berard
Inside the Black Horse is a fast-moving thriller, a story of fate, and unlikely love story for our time. Pio Morgan is waiting outside a pub on a cold winter night. There is a debt he must pay and no options left. What he does next drags a group of strangers into a web of confusion that over the course of a few days changes all their lives. The young Maori widow just trying to raise her children, the corporate executive hiding his mistake, the gang of criminals that will do what ever it takes to recover what they've lost - and the outsider sent to town to try and figure out who did what. Time is running out for all of them as events take an increasingly dark turn.
Winner 2016 Ngaio Marsh Award for New Zealand Crime Writing.
Ray Berard is a Canadian born Kiwi writer based in Christchurch, New Zealand. A McGill University graduate and five-year member of the NZ authors association, writing has always been his passion, and in recent years a full time one. Inside the Black Horse is his debut novel, based off a diary he kept during his years supervising betting outlets for the New Zealand Racing Board. "It's about New Zealand right now, and what happens when a group of strangers get drawn into each other's lives after a young man's desperate act." Ray is currently working on his second Novel, The Diary of a Dead Man.