What’s a rock star to do when his talent fails him and his career has withered and died? Fed up with never-ending humiliations, Dave Masters hatches a plan to fake his own death in an attempt to boost his record sales, walking away from an industry that turned its back on him.
But now a dead rock star to do when he realises too late that he can’t live without the stage - what does he do now? Easy Dave decides to set up as his own tribute act, and starts all over, soon discovering that building a new life isn’t as easy as he might have thought.
Dead Man Singing is a rollercoaster ride through Dave’s posthumous life; his brushes with fans, lovers, rivals, stalkers, gangsters, the law and the most dangerous enemy of all – himself. Can he come out of the other side of death alive?
Dead Man Singing is released: 28/09/2023 ISBN: 9781915853233 Price: £9.99
Steve Couch is a writer and editor living in Bournemouth with his wife and two sons. He has an English degree which he has put to good use over the years by being paid for watching films and playing computer games. When he’s not writing, Steve works as a football coach in local schools and at MAN v FAT football. Dead Man Singing is Steve’s debut novel.
Steve has curated two Spotify playlists for the book; one of which is a soundtrack running through all of the songs featured in the book in order Click Here, and the second is a selection of one song from each album that Dave Masters takes with him when he assumes a new identity and starts his new life after death Click Here.
What We Thought
Dead Man Singing will make you want to cry and laugh in equal amounts, as Dave Masters tries to relaunch his career amusingly after his faked death, a position fraught with danger. The reader will find themselves engrossed in this story that leaves them guessing the outcome until the last pages. Great book - great storyline!