Rebecca Reid – Q&A

Rebecca Reid’s debut novel, Perfect Liars, is published by Transworld in ebook on 1 September 2018 and in paperback on 21 February 2019. Rebecca kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Perfect Liars. Perfect Liars is the story of three women who’ve been friends since childhood (even though they…

Helen Cullen – Q&A

Helen Cullen’s debut novel, The Lost Letters of William Woolf was published by Michael Joseph on 12 July 2018. Helen kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Lost Letters of William Woolf. William Woolf works as a letter detective in the Dead Letters Depot of East London; daily…

In the Dark by Cara Hunter – the crime scene

Cara Hunter is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Close to Home. Her latest novel, In the Dark, the second book to feature DI Fawley was published by on 12 July 2018. A woman and a child are discovered in the cellar of a house, the owner of the house claiming no knowledge of…

Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman – extract

Sticks and Stones is the debut novel of Jo Jakeman. It is published by Harvil Secker on 12 July 2018. Harvill Secker have kindly allowed me to share an extract with you. One The day of Phillip’s funeral I expected to feel free, unburndened, but when the curtains close around Phillip Rochester’s satin-lined coffin, all…

Mark Edwards – Q&A

Mark Edwards is the author of The Magpies, Because She Loves Me, Follow Me Home, The Devil’s Work and The Lucky Ones. He has also co-written various crime novels with Louise Voss including Killing Cupid andThe Blissfully Dead. His latest novel The Retreat, was published by Thomas and Mercer on 10 May 2018. Mark kindly…

What inspires my writing by Jane Corry – guest post

Jane Corry is the author of My Husband’s Wife and Blood Sisters. Her latest novel, The Dead Ex, was published by Penguin on 28 June 2018. Jane has written about the inspiration behind her writing. There’s only one thing which inspires my writing. It’s very simple but also vital. And that’s Life. I’ve given it…

Ivy and Abe by Elizabeth Enfield – extract

Elizabeth Enfield is the author of Ivy and Abe, which is published by Michael Joseph on 28 June 2018. Michael Jospeh have kindly allowed me to share an extract from the book. Eventually, I allow myself a quick sidelong glance. He definitely reminds me of someone, or perhaps it’s just the hat. I go back…

Joy Rhoades – Q&A

Joy Rhoades is the author of The Woolgrower’s Companion which was published by Vintage on 8 June 2018. Joy kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Woolgrower’s Companion The Woolgrower’s Companion is the story of one young woman’s fight to save her farm, set against the backdrop of…

Laura Pearson – Q&A

Laura Pearson’s debut novel, Missing Pieces, was published by Agora Books on 21 June 2018. Laura kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Missing Pieces. It’s about what happens to an ordinary family when they suffer a terrible tragedy. Three-year-old Phoebe has died and her parents and older sister…