Exclusive Interview

Today the Beautiful Liars Blog Tour stops off at The Tattooed Book Geek, for an exclusive interview with book lover and blogger Drew.  Here’s a taster – you can read the rest of the interview by following the link at the end:

1. Would you please tell us about Beautiful Liars?
In Beautiful Liars we meet Casey, a strange and solitary woman who moves into a new home and vicariously inhabits the life of the previous owner – by answering a letter in her name. The letter in question comes from TV personality Martha Benn as she attempts to launch an 18-year-old cold case investigation into the disappearance of her childhood friend Juliet. Before long, Casey’s deception takes over her every waking thought, and her desperation to maintain the connection with celebrity Martha starts to border on instability. Is she dangerous? And will her obsession jeopardise Martha’s case? Only time will tell.  To read the full interview, visit The Tattooed Book Geek.

Beautiful Liars is on eBook special offer at £1.99 – pre-order it here!

Teen Perspectives in Fiction

This week the Beautiful Liars Blog Tour kicked off in the run-up to eBook release on 19th April!  On Wednesday I chatted to Karen at My Reading Corner about the theme of adolescence in my writing, and shared some of my own reading recommendations.

‘I remember that sense of being the outsider, the invisible person beyond the glass, looking in – and I think in life, that’s possibly one of the most unsettling emotions there is.’  To read the full feature, visit My Reading Corner.

Beautiful Liars is on eBook special offer at £1.99 – pre-order it here!

Join my book club and win prizes!

Subscribe to my quarterly newsletter, and be in with a chance to win a book prize every month!  The prizes are donated by Trapeze and Orion Publishing, and range from latest blockbusters to unreleased new discoveries.  Sign up here to enter (and to receive the occasional update from me).

Previous prizes have included latest thrillers from authors Sharon Bolton, Daniel Cole, Stephanie Marland and Elle Croft.  Next month’s giveaway … The Devil’s Claw by Lara Dearman, a dark and gripping novel set on the island of Guernsey.


Little Sister in 99p Kindle Spring Sale

Little Sister is currently in the 99p Kindle Spring Sale … so if you haven’t read it yet, now’s your chance to pick it up for less than the cost of a cuppa!

And if you’d like to keep up with all my other news and offers (and be in with a chance each month to win a mystery giveaway from Orion and Trapeze Books), you might like to sign up to my newsletter here.

Happy reading 🙂

Fishbourne Literary Festival

On Saturday 24th March I will be at the 3rd Fishbourne Literary Festival, talking on the theme of ‘escape’ in my novels and about my recent move into the genre of psychological thriller.

Tickets will give you access to further talks by writers Margaret Drabble, Adam Mars-Jones and Beatrice Crawford, in what promises to be a fascinating day of readings and conversation. I hope to see a few of you there!

All profits from ticket sales will go to local charities.  For ticket info visit www.fishbournelovesbooks.com


Spring Newsletter Now Live!

My Spring Newsletter is now live, with details of giveaways, eBook price drops and an exclusive 3-chapter sample of Beautiful Liars!

In other news, Little Sister has now released in Poland, with other countries to follow over the coming weeks and months.  It’s fascinating to see the various covers and titles it will trade under – see what you think of Manipulantka by clicking on the READ ME image and visiting my newsletter online.

Thanks for reading x

Book Club Competition

My next newsletter goes out next week, and all subscribers are in with a chance to win a copy of Little Sister as well as getting access to an exclusive three chapter sampler of Beautiful Liars – two months ahead of its eBook release in April.

If you’re already signed up to my newsletter you’ll be automatically entered into the draw – and if not, you can add your name here.

Thanks for all your support – and I hope you enjoy the sneak preview!

Beautiful Liars Paperback Giveaway

Can’t wait until June to get your hands on the new paperback of Beautiful Liars?  Then try your luck over on Goodreads, where the lovely people at Trapeze and Orion are giving away 20 rare proof copies.  Good luck!

Beautiful Liars: £1.99 eBook Pre-order Offer

It’s less than three months until my new thriller Beautiful Liars releases on eBook – and right now you can pre-order your copy for just £1.99 …

Eighteen years ago Martha said goodbye to best friend Juliet on a moonlit London towpath.  The next morning Juliet’s bike was found abandoned at the waterside.
She was never seen again.

Nearly two decades later Martha is a TV celebrity, preparing to host a new cold case crime show… and the first investigation will be that of missing student Juliet Sherman. After all these years Martha must reach out to old friends and try to piece together the final moments of Juliet’s life.

But what happens when your perfect friends turn out to be perfect strangers? 
For an exclusive extract, read on …

Writers and their Teenage Jobs

Collected is a weekly series of articles from Royal Literary Fund writers, and this week’s feature is from me. A few weeks ago, I sent out the question: Writers! What was your best and worst casual job as a teenager?  The responses were fascinating (and often amusing), inspiring me to write this piece:

Cafes, Chemists & Holiday Camps
How youthful work experiences can make a better writer

As I reflect on my own development as a writer, I am certain my teen experiences of weekend and holiday work were instrumental in my creative growth, arguably more so than my years spent limping through O levels at the local high school. Growing up in a small seaside community, I yearned for independence and dreamed of escape to ‘other places’. I developed the unnerving suspicion that nothing went unnoticed, that somehow everyone had an eye on each other’s business. My Saturday job in the local chemist confirmed this … read more