A. J. Sahnow is a London-based author with a predilection for the strange, the eerie and the unsettling. He is the author of The Groop, a horror / psychological thriller influenced by weird fiction, as well as a writer of short stories and poetry, and an avid Dungeons & Dragons fan, both as a DM and as a player. His campaign diaries can be read as a series here, under the Chaos Rains moniker.

He counts among his favourite writers: H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, T. S. Eliot, Cormac McCarthy, Raymond Carver, Junji Ito, William Wordsworth, Michael Moorcock, Edmund Spenser and Jeff Noon.

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The Groop


People are going missing on a world-changing scale, and only one man seems to care. Lydia Dove has been missing for four months. Sean Mallory, stuck in a dead-end job and afflicted by invasive dreams, believes that if he can find her, then maybe he can find others. Taunted by anonymous emails and troubled by his past, even he doubts his ability to see it through – but the ever-growing mystery of the missing is too alluring to resist.

Through his trips to the nearby city, explorations of the surrounding small towns, and interactions with individuals who seem to know more than they let on, his grip on reality is starting to falter. Perhaps trying to find Lydia is the last thing that he should do.

The first novel by A. J. Sahnow, a London-based writer and musician, The Groop is a mystery/thriller influenced by horror and weird fiction.


Available at:

Paperback | Kindle

Paperback | Kindle


Sahnow has also recorded music as Noun Verb Noun, which can be found on Spotify and bought from his Bandcamp page; as well as this, he wrote and directed short films at university, which can be found on YouTube.

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