crime fiction

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! I had hoped to spend today being spoilt with prosecco and cake in some nice cafe - but I'm grateful that my family are healthy and safe at the moment, and spending time with them, no matter what, is the best Mother's Day present. All four of my psychological thrillers are aboutRead More »Happy Mother’s Day!

One Year Later – Bethany

I recently saw a set of three mugs in one of my favourite shops. They read: I'm the oldest child - I make the rules. I'm the middle child - I'm the reason we have rules. I'm the youngest child - the rules don't apply to me. I had great fun creating Bethany’s character. She’sRead More »One Year Later – Bethany

Labyrinth – the setting

Setting is so important to me. It's almost like another character, setting the tone and the mood as well, as obviously, the location. My last four psychological thrillers, Bone by Bone, The Stolen Child, My Mother's Secret and One Year Later, are all, or partially set in Bristol, where I lived for many years.  TheRead More »Labyrinth – the setting

Labyrinth – new thriller!

My exciting news is that I'm working on a new book. Provisionally called Labyrinth, it's a re-imagining of Vertigo, the movie directed by Hitchcock. It's a slight departure for me, as it's less psychological thriller / family drama and more of a crime thriller. It's set in Hackney in London, and as you'd imagine, fromRead More »Labyrinth – new thriller!

One Year Later – Dante

I did not die and yet I lost life’s breath… I always like to have a theme or a leitmotif running through my novels and in this one, One Year Later, it’s Dante’s The Divine Comedy. There’s the obvious aspects - it’s set in Italy, it’s hot as hell, but it’s about a young man’sRead More »One Year Later – Dante

One Year Later – Nick Flowers

Here's an extract from One Year Later, told from Nick Flowers' perspective, the day his niece, Ruby-May, died.   If you prefer to read it, you can download a different extract told from Nick's point of view here: One Year Later - Nick Flowers   https://youtu.be/B9dk99onT-I

One Year Later – The Prologue

Here's the prologue to One Year Later. Let me know what you think!   If you prefer to read it, you can download it for free here: One Year Later - Prologue   https://youtu.be/F6qf4QRVfcg

One Year Later

Here's what One Year Later is all about.   https://youtu.be/lVmBz2DAQw0