The second season of Toby Whithouse’s stellar Being Human premieres in the UK this Sunday, and if you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough of this show about three twenty-something housemates trying to live normal lives, despite the fact that one is a werewolf, one is a vampire, and the other is a ghost. If so, you’re in luck because on February 4th three novels that tie in to Being Human are being released by BBC Books.
They’re entitled Being Human: The Road, Being Human: Chasers, and Being Human: Bad Blood; and below the images showing the cover artwork (click each for a bigger, better look) are their synopses.
Being Human: The Road: Annie has learned quite a bit about her new friend Gemma: she’s from Bristol, she used to work in a pharmacy, and she’s never forgiven herself for the suicide of her teenage son. She also died ten years ago and doesn’t know why she’s come back through that door.
Perhaps it has something to do with the new road they’re building through the rundown part of town. The plans are sparking protests, and Annie knows those derelict houses hold a secret in Gemma’s past. Will stopping the demolition help Gemma be at peace again? Annie, George and Mitchell get involved in the road protest, but they’re more concerned by mysterious deaths at the hospital. Deaths that have also attracted the attention of the new Hospital Administrator…
Being Human: Chasers: George’s friend, Kaz, arrives at the flat with a staggering request: she and her partner Lucy want to have a child, and they’d like George to be the father. George is warming to the idea – he’s always wanted kids, and he can be as involved in the baby’s life as he wishes – but he is wary: what if his condition is genetic?
Mitchell and Annie don’t approve of the new plan, but Mitchell is wrestling with a difficult decision of his own. A patient at the hospital, Leo, is surprisingly good company for a pasty older bloke who believes the 1980s were a golden age. But he seems a little too interested in Mitchell’s family and history – and he has a surprising request of his own in store for his new friend…
Being Human: Bad Blood: One of Annie’s oldest friends has come looking for her – and what’s more amazing is that she’s found her. Denise is the ultimate party girl, and she’s determined to bring Annie out of her shell. Mitchell is delighted, but George really thinks the last thing they need to do is to go out and meet new people.
Annie and Denise throw themselves into organising a Bingo night at the local sports hall – after all, it’s for charity, and what’s not to love about having a good time? But why is Denise back in town? Why have Bristol’s vampires suddenly started hanging around wherever they go? And why does George get the feeling that Bingo night is going to go horribly, horribly wrong?
Click here to pre-order your copies today, and keep your eyes on Dread Central for an update on when those of us in the States can expect to see Series 2 for ourselves. For more on the series itself, follow @bbcbeinghuman’s Twitter page, and visit the official Being Human site on the BBC.
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