Out Of The Dark
Daniel Quinn has rented a flat at the top of a high rise block in Birmingham where he watches the same video over and over again, an old British film noir called Out Of The Dark. This film holds some important information for him, something which will help him deal with his recent tragic events. But what is he looking for in this corny black and white B flick? Who is the mysterious Agnes who is bedridden after falling down the stairs? And why does a man called John Ireland wants to buy up all the garages on the street?
Out Of The Dark is an unsettling story of grief, obsession and duplicity told using a puzzle box of stories within stories that twist and turn at every opportunity. It is also about film noir itself and as Daniel dissects the recurring motifs of his favourite film genre he reveals more about himself than he does about the movie. The edges of the film and real life begin to blur. Is Daniel is being pulled into a similar whirlpool of deceit, corruption and violence?
Out in Autumn 2020 on Confingo