Beautiful Liars Launch Invitation

You are warmly invited to join me for a glass of wine (or two!) this June as I launch my new thriller Beautiful Liars at my hometown Waterstones in Chichester.  Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance to secure a place.  Details on the banner above – look forward to seeing a few of you there!



How I Write: The Bestseller Experiment

This week I had the great pleasure of chatting with writer and podcaster extraordinaire Mark Stay on The Bestseller Experiment, as he asked me questions about getting published, my writing processes, and how I set about plotting the many twists and turns in my latest thriller Beautiful Liars.  We also hear from my ace fiction editor Sam Eades, who shares some of her wisdom regarding novel endings and routes to publication.  Featuring a wealth of fascinating guests – from Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston to Joanne Harris of Chocolat fame – The Bestseller Experiment is a must-listen for anyone interested in writing, reading and ways with words.  Click on the image to tune in!

And breaking news … to celebrate May Bank Holiday, the eBook for Beautiful Liars has just been price dropped to 99p!

Locations in Beautiful Liars

This week the Beautiful Liars Blog Tour continued as I talked to The Quiet Knitter about some of the locations in the book, and shared a couple of exclusive short previews:

‘As a novelist, I’m constantly discovering new things about myself and the way I write.  With experience I find that I must be fixed on a location before I can write a word, and being a coastal girl at heart, it’s no surprise that most of my books share a coastal theme.  Beautiful Liars is my first departure from the sea – taking us to the diverse locations of rural Derbyshire, modern London and importantly, the Regent’s Canal.  Arguably, you could say that I still find myself gravitating towards water …’  To read the full feature, visit The Quiet Knitter here.

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

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


February Newsletter Now Live!

My February 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!