2014 Round-Up

So 2014 was the year of the Scottish Referendum, Michael Schumacher’s accident, the mystery of flight MH370, the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the massive Ebola outbreak, Pistorius’ never-ending trial, the sad passing of Robin Williams, George Clooney being taken off the market and of course, the infamous Ice Bucket Challenge.

For me, it was the year I was shortlisted for the CWA Margery Allingham competition, changed jobs (twice), moved house, got a book deal, spent the summer in a caravan and turned 40…

It was also the year that I struggled to write! Getting the book deal was fantastic. I really enjoyed working with my editor and getting the book polished, and I was so excited to see the cover and hear about lots of exciting things that will be happening next year – the year of BLACK WOOD‘s release. But trying to focus myself enough to finish another novel has been a challenge. I haven’t even written a short story. I’m hoping to fix this soon 🙂

So while I wasn’t able to write, I was still able to read…

Just a few of my favourites from 2014 (in no particular order)

  • THE FINAL SILENCE – by Stuart Neville
  • WATCHING OVER YOU – By Mel Sherratt
  • CARNAL ACTS – by Sam Alexander
  • CRY BABY – by David Jackson
  • THE DEFENCE  – by Steve Cavanagh (out 2015)
  • SOMEONE ELSE’S SKIN – by Sarah Hilary
  • LONG WAY HOME – by Eva Dolan
  • BIRD BOX – by Josh Malerman
  • WOLF – by Mo Hayder
  • TENACITY – by James Law (out 2015)
  • THE JUDAS SCAR – by Amanda Jennings
  • THE HIDDEN GIRL – by Louise Millar
  • THE HUMMINGBIRD – by Kati Hiekkapelto
  • THE TELLING ERROR – by Sophie Hannah
  • FROM THE CRADLE – by Mark Edwards and Louise Voss
  • DYING FOR CHRISTMAS – by Tammy Cohen
  • THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN – by Paula Hawkins (out 2015)
  • DISCLAIMER – by Renee Knight (out 2015)

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Christmas will be a difficult time for our family this year, but we aim to make the most of it. Make sure you do too 🙂 xx

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