“Taut” is now available!

Craig’s first novel, Taut, is now available for purchase in paperback or Kindle editions:



Treat yourself to a great read. Check out some of the recent reviews:

Top Customer Reviews

on March 23, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Taut is a book you can judge by its cover. Or at least its name. Watkinson weaves a tight narrative that you’ll find impossible to put down. Yes that’s a cliche but I literally could not leave my beach chair while reading this book (and I was in Hawaii!). The characters compel the reader to shout back at them as they make a series of questionable choices — choices made all the more maddening because they’re the ones you might make too. Choices maybe you have already made.

The story could be ripped from today’s headlines and at the end you feel a huge sense of “there but for the grace of god…” Despite the familiar themes, don’t look for predictability in the pages of Taut. As an actor himself Watkinson seems to know full well how to avoid Hollywood cliches and endings.

Seriously, buy this book. Take some time off work. And prepare those around you both for the ongoing verbal outbursts you’ll have reading Taut and for the fact that you might be occupied for a few days.

on March 5, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Unexpected in the most delightful way. The intrigue of the story keeps you glued and the intelligent humor lends lightness where needed to break the tension. My main complaint about this book is that it kept me up at night turning pages.
on January 1, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Greg Weston is an irresistible protagonist. Smart, likeable, and flawed, he has a self awareness that carries the reader right along with his questionable decisions and keeps us rooting for him even as he inadvertently adds to his own danger. The story is riveting and suspenseful, the characters real and colorful, and the writing both smoothly paced and detailed.
Great read!

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