Never Forget by Michel Bussi – extract

Michel Bussi is the author of After the Crash, Black Water Lilies, Don’t Let Go and Time Is A Killer. His latest novel, Never Forget, was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson on 9 July 2020. Today I have an extract from Never Forget. Fécamp, 13 July 2014 From: Lieutenant Bertrand Donnadieu, National Gendarmerie, Territorial Brigade…

The Englishman by David Gilman – extract

David Gilman’s novels include The Last Horseman, Night Flight to Paris, Master of War and Viper’s Blood. His latest novel, The Englishman, was published by Head of Zeus on 9 July 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. French Foreign Legion Operating Base Republic of Mali February 2013 The temperature was already nudging…

Jane Fallon – Q&A

Jane Fallon’s books have sold over a million copies and include Tell Me A Secret, Foursome, The Ugly Sister and Faking Friends. Her latest novel, Queen Bee, is published by Michael Joseph on 9 July 2020. Jane kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Queen Bee. Laura needs to…

All My Lies Are True by Dorothy Koomson – character introduction

Dorothy Koomson’s novels include The Ice Cream Girls, Tell Me Your Secret, The Day You Left and the Brighton Mermaid. Her latest novel, All of My Lies Are True is published by Headline on 9 July 2020. As something a little different, Dorothy is introducing a character from All of My Lies Are True on…

Sherryl Clark – Q&A

Dead and Gone by Sherryl Clark was published by Verve Books in ebook on 25 June 2020 and is out in paperback on 27 August 2020. Sherryl kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Dead and Gone. Judi Westerholme is working at the local pub in Candlebark when a body is found that…

Cow Girl by Kirsty Eyre – extract

Cow Girl by Kirsty Eyre is published by Harper Collins on 3 September 2020. Cow Girl was the winner of the Unpublished Comedy Women in Writing Award 2019. Today I have an extract from the book. CHAPTER ONE #SaveOurDairy I crouch beneath the mottled underbelly of a cow, her speckled udder dangling inches from my…

The Half Sister by Sandie Jones – extract

Sandie Jones is the author of The Other Woman and The First Mistake. Her latest novel, The Half Sister, was published by Pan Macmillan on 25 June 2020. Today I have an extract from the book Kate sees the familiar nameplate on Dr Williams’ office door and feels a knot in her stomach. She doesn’t…

Maggie Hamand – Q&A

Maggie Hamand’s third novel, Virgin and Child, was published by Barbican Press on 2 April 2020. Maggie kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Virgin and Child.  It’s a Vatican thriller with a difference, as it explores serious issues of sexuality and gender within the Catholic Church, wrapped up in a gripping narrative. It…

The Never Have I Ever Club by Mary Jayne Baker – extract

The Never Have I Ever Club by Mary Jayne Baker was published by Aria on 18 June 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. The fluorescent strip lights seared into Robyn’s brain in a shade of white she’d decided to name Guantanamo Ivory. She assumed she could thank the daytime drinking for her…