Lake Child – Read the First Three Chapters Now!

Out 19th Sept 2019

To mark the one month countdown to LAKE CHILD, Trapeze & Orion Publishing have released the first three chapters on the Isabel Ashdown Books Facebook Page!

Start reading now …

CHAPTER ONE
I’m in the passenger seat of a stranger’s truck, on the snowy road between the forest and town, when the fox appears on the path ahead, her breath rising in the dark night, the white of her fur merging with the snow. Feet planted, eyes fixed; I know her. Beside me, the driver is a hazy figure, as indistinct as the fox is clear, a static fuzz, blurring into the snowstorm that sprays vicious slants of ice against the windscreen. There’s a slow-motion quality about the way in which the vehicle moves along the road, and I’m wondering if I’m dreaming, when, with a distant shriek of tyres, we come to an abrupt halt and all but the fox disappears from the landscape. I lean in, pressing close to the windscreen, my gaze locked with that of the animal, some ancient communication connecting us in thought … READ MORE

Writing Workshop with Isabel Ashdown, Isle of Wight

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be hosting a creative writing workshop in conjunction with Vaguely Sunny this autumn, in Sandown on the Isle of Wight, a place close to my heart. As many of my readers know, the island plays a strong role in several of my novels, and it continues to be a source of inspiration and welcome retreat.

This short workshop is for writers of any level – just come prepared to write, relax, join in and enjoy!

Spaces are limited, so if you like the look of it, book soon via Vic King on 01983 730930.

More details, including content, travel info and directions below:

Lake Child Launch Invitation

Dear Friends and Readers
You are warmly invited to join me and the Orion/Trapeze team at Waterstones in Chichester for the September launch of LAKE CHILD! Everyone is welcome – the event is free, but please book ahead as tickets go quickly. Details above. It will be a real treat to see you all for our annual book chat & wine.
Isabel x

Date: Thursday 12th September
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Waterstones, West Street, Chichester, West Sussex
Ticket Line: 01243 773030

Pre-Order Lake Child on Ebook £1.99

Good news for eBook fans … Lake Child has just dropped to a special pre-order price of £1.99 on Amazon Kindle!

 

If you’ve enjoyed my previous thrillers, please do spread the word with your book-loving friends!

July’s Book Giveaway

This month’s EXCLUSIVE Newsletter Prize is ONE advance copy of my new Norwegian thriller Lake Child – two months ahead of release!

Every UK subscriber is automatically entered into the monthly prize draw. Simply sign up to enter by midnight 31st July. GOOD LUCK!


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Over 600 Five Star Reviews for Little Sister!

I’m pleased to say that my bestselling psychological thriller Little Sister is still going strong, with over 600 5* reviews across Goodreads and Amazon … and currently just 99p on Amazon Kindle and Kobo eBook.

 

If you enjoyed Little Sister, please do spread the word with your book-loving friends!

The Dead Good Reader Awards – Beautiful Liars Shortlisted!

The readers have spoken … and Beautiful Liars has made the finals in the 2019 Dead Good Reader Awards!

THANK YOU to everyone who voted in the first round. There’s now a FINAL round to get through, so if you’d like to see Beautiful Liars scoop the ‘Cat and Mouse Award for Most Elusive Villain’ at this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Writing Festival in Harrogate, you know what to do! Huge thanks to followers on social media who have already voted this week … and good luck to ALL my fellow nominees – if you want some excellent book recommendations, just follow the voting link.

Your support is hugely appreciated ❤ VOTE HERE before 17th July 2019!

Crime Writing Events, Harrogate 2019

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate, 2019

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be returning to the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate this year, as part of Mari Hannah’s Creative Thursday line up AND Orion Crime’s Friday Incident Room. The Harrogate weekend is always a high point in my bookish calendar, so I’m stoked to be on the team!

CREATIVE THURSDAY: JUST BLOODY WRITE
I’m thrilled to be teaming up with award-winning crime writer Kate Rhodes to run the JUST BLOODY WRITE workshop. As well as our character workshops, attendees will hear from four successful authors who previously took the plunge to attend Creative Thursday and subsequently found themselves on the path to publication. Hear from this year’s Programming Chair Mari Hannah (from alumna to chair!), Lesley Thomson, J.S. Monroe and Chris Ewan on their journeys to publication and beyond, as they reveal all to Natasha Cooper.

Thursday 18 July | 9am-5.30pm
Venue: The Old Swan, Harrogate
Read more …

ORION CRIME INCIDENT ROOM
There are events all day on Friday, and I’m involved in a few. Firstly, I’ll be hosting Desert Island Crime, in which crime writers Mari Hannah, Emma Kavanagh, Tim MacGabhann, Chris McGeorge and Oscar du Muriel discuss their desert island books – the ones they couldn’t live without if they were stranded in the ocean.

Then there’s the Crime Girl Gang Podcast Live, where Niki Mackay, Elle Croft and Victoria Selman will discuss the famous Old Swan Agatha Christie disappearance on their live podcast with some special guests.

And let’s not forget the Orion Crime Proof Party – your chance to get your mitts on early copies of not-yet-released crime fiction, including my latest LAKE CHILD. An opportunity not to be missed!

Friday 19 July
Desert Island Crime: 2.00-2.5pm
Crime Girl Gang Podcast Live: 3.30-4.45pm
Orion Crime Proof Party: 5.00-6.00pm
Venue: The Library at The Old Swan, Harrogate
Read more …

We look forward to seeing a few of you there!

June’s Book Giveaway

For news, special content and giveaways, you’re warmly invited to join my free Readers’ Book Club. Every UK subscriber is automatically entered into the monthly prize draw, and this June one lucky reader will receive a rare set of signed hardback editions, normally only available in the US! Simply sign up to enter by midnight 30th June.


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