New Book News – Substitute is coming…

BOOK NEWS! I’m really excited to share the cover and blurb for my next thriller – SUBSTITUTE – which will be released in all formats on 12th August! I really enjoyed writing this one, and I hope you like it!

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Three people live. Three people die. You make the choice.

Like any mother, Chrissie wants to protect her family. She would do anything to keep them safe. So when a mysterious stranger turns up at her door, offering to prevent the deaths of the people she loves, it sounds too good to be true. The only problem: she must choose someone to die in their place. A substitute.

When her daughter Holly has a terrible accident, Chrissie has no option but to enter the programme. In that horrifying moment, she would do anything to save her. But even after Holly makes a miraculous recovery, Chrissie is convinced it’s just a coincidence. After all, who can really control the laws of life and death?

But as the dangers to her family escalate and her chosen substitutes begin to disappear, Chrissie finds herself in an underworld of hidden laboratories and secretive doctors. And the consequences of playing by their rules are far deadlier than she ever imagined…

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The Last Resort: Some Research Pics

Today is the official release of my latest psychological thriller – THE LAST RESORT. It takes place on a remote island, so of course I had to do some proper island research to get a feel for the isolation, the landscape, the vegetation, the weather and whatever potentially creepy ruins might be uncovered on the way. We travelled to the Isles of Scilly in August 2019 to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary (and like the characters in the book, we ended up stranded, as the Scillonian ferry broke down!) The layout of my fictional island of Nirrik is based on the uninhabited island of Samson. Most of the photos below are from Samson, but there are a few from the other islands too. If you’ve read the book, you might recognise some of these locations. If not, then I hope they inspire you to pick it up!

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Violet’s Journey – Day 30 – Tiergarten Lake (Berlin)

My latest novel – VIOLET – is set on the Trans-Siberian Express… taking in Beijing, Ulaanbataar, Irkutsk, Moscow and then on  to Berlin (via air). I took this journey for real in 2006, as part of a 6-month round-the-world trip, so I’m sharing a daily photo of locations that feature in the book.

This is the last one in the series…

Hope you enjoy!

If you’d like to read the fictionalised version of the journey (turned into a psychological thriller featuring a toxic female friendship that goes very wrong indeed), then click on the image below 🙂

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Violet’s Journey – Day 29 – Tiergarten Sunbathers (Berlin)

My latest novel – VIOLET – is set on the Trans-Siberian Express… taking in Beijing, Ulaanbataar, Irkutsk, Moscow and then on  to Berlin (via air). I took this journey for real in 2006, as part of a 6-month round-the-world trip, so I’m sharing a daily photo of locations that feature in the book.

Hope you enjoy!

If you’d like to read the fictionalised version of the journey (turned into a psychological thriller featuring a toxic female friendship that goes very wrong indeed), then click on the image below 🙂

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Violet’s Journey – Day 28 – Celebrations (Berlin)

My latest novel – VIOLET – is set on the Trans-Siberian Express… taking in Beijing, Ulaanbataar, Irkutsk, Moscow and then on  to Berlin (via air). I took this journey for real in 2006, as part of a 6-month round-the-world trip, so I’m sharing a daily photo of locations that feature in the book.

Hope you enjoy!

If you’d like to read the fictionalised version of the journey (turned into a psychological thriller featuring a toxic female friendship that goes very wrong indeed), then click on the image below 🙂

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Violet’s Journey – Day 27 – Gorky Park (Moscow)

My latest novel – VIOLET – is set on the Trans-Siberian Express… taking in Beijing, Ulaanbataar, Irkutsk, Moscow and then on  to Berlin (via air). I took this journey for real in 2006, as part of a 6-month round-the-world trip, so I’m sharing a daily photo of locations that feature in the book.

Hope you enjoy!

If you’d like to read the fictionalised version of the journey (turned into a psychological thriller featuring a toxic female friendship that goes very wrong indeed), then click on the image below 🙂

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Violet’s Journey – Day 26 – St Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow)

My latest novel – VIOLET – is set on the Trans-Siberian Express… taking in Beijing, Ulaanbataar, Irkutsk, Moscow and then on  to Berlin (via air). I took this journey for real in 2006, as part of a 6-month round-the-world trip, so I’m sharing a daily photo of locations that feature in the book.

Hope you enjoy!

If you’d like to read the fictionalised version of the journey (turned into a psychological thriller featuring a toxic female friendship that goes very wrong indeed), then click on the image below 🙂

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Violet’s Journey – Day 25 – Baboushka Dolls (Moscow)

My latest novel – VIOLET – is set on the Trans-Siberian Express… taking in Beijing, Ulaanbataar, Irkutsk, Moscow and then on  to Berlin (via air). I took this journey for real in 2006, as part of a 6-month round-the-world trip, so I’m sharing a daily photo of locations that feature in the book.

Hope you enjoy!

If you’d like to read the fictionalised version of the journey (turned into a psychological thriller featuring a toxic female friendship that goes very wrong indeed), then click on the image below 🙂

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Violet’s Journey – Day 24 – Moscow Train Cabin

My latest novel – VIOLET – is set on the Trans-Siberian Express… taking in Beijing, Ulaanbataar, Irkutsk, Moscow and then on  to Berlin (via air). I took this journey for real in 2006, as part of a 6-month round-the-world trip, so I’m sharing a daily photo of locations that feature in the book.

Hope you enjoy!

If you’d like to read the fictionalised version of the journey (turned into a psychological thriller featuring a toxic female friendship that goes very wrong indeed), then click on the image below 🙂

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Violet’s Journey – Day 23 – Platform Kiosk

My latest novel – VIOLET – is set on the Trans-Siberian Express… taking in Beijing, Ulaanbataar, Irkutsk, Moscow and then on  to Berlin (via air). I took this journey for real in 2006, as part of a 6-month round-the-world trip, so I’m sharing a daily photo of locations that feature in the book.

Hope you enjoy!

If you’d like to read the fictionalised version of the journey (turned into a psychological thriller featuring a toxic female friendship that goes very wrong indeed), then click on the image below 🙂

Sign up to my mailing list to get a free short story collection & be entered into exclusive giveaways by clicking HERE