Try Not to Breathe

Try Not to Breathe shortlisted for Crimefest Audible Sound of Crime award

25th April 2017
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I’m over the moon to announce that the UK audiobook of Try Not to Breathe (Bolinda) has been shortlisted for the prestigious Crimefest Audible Sound of Crime award.

From The Bookseller:

The shortlist for the six awards have been revealed, ahead of the Crimefest Gala Awards Dinner which will take place in Bristol on 21st May.

Battling it out in the £1,000 Audible Sounds of Crime category for best unabridged crime audiobook published in the UK in 2016 are Rachel Abbott for Kill Me Again, read by Lisa Coleman (Bolinda / Audible), Fiona Barton for The Widow, read by Clare Corbett (Bolinda / Audible), Clare Mackintosh for I See You, read by Rachel Atkins (Sphere), Holly Seddon for Try Not to Breathe, read by Jot Davies, Lucy Middleweek & Katy Sobey (Bolinda), Ben Aaronovitch for The Hanging Tree, read by Kobna Holdbrook– Smith (Orion Publishing Group), Lee Child for Night School, read by Jeff Harding (Transworld Digital), Anthony Horowitz for Magpie Murders, read by Allan Corduner & Samantha Bond (Orion Publishing Group) and Peter May for Coffin Road, read by Peter Forbes (Riverrun).

Listen to an excerpt of Try Not to Breathe now.

Try Not to Breathe

#1 bestselling audiobook!

21st December 2016
screenshot of Try Not to Breathe bestselling audiobook on Amazon UK

I’m over the moon to say that Try Not to Breathe is currently the number one bestselling audiobook on Amazon.co.uk.

I love the way the vocal actors bring my characters to life in this version, and if you’ve not heard it yet it’s currently just 99p.

I love listening to audiobooks myself, especially on long trips. With a lot of schlepping about coming up for Christmas, I hope that Amy, Alex and Jacob can brighten a few of your journeys.

Download Try Not to Breathe the audiobook for 99p.

 

Don't Close Your Eyes

Don’t Close Your Eyes or you’ll miss this video

10th December 2016

How cool is this? My wonderful publisher Corvus has put together a video for Don’t Close Your Eyes and it makes me want to squeal. It also makes me want to read the book even though I already know what happens…

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Don't Close Your Eyes

Don’t Close Your Eyes – available to pre-order now

9th December 2016
Don't Close Your Eyes book cover

Want to get Don’t Close Your Eyes as soon as it comes out? Like, the second it’s released? Pre-order your Kindle copy today and the minute the clock strikes on 6 July 2017, it’ll be ready to download to your device.

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Here comes the blurb…

Robin and Sarah weren’t the closest of twins. They weren’t even that similar. But they loved each other dearly. Until, in the cruellest of domestic twists, they were taken from one another.

Now, in her early 30s, Robin lives alone. Agoraphobic and suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days pacing the rooms of her house. The rest of the time she watches – watches the street, the houses, the neighbours. Until one day, she sees something she shouldn’t…

And Sarah? Sarah got what she wanted – the good-looking man, the beautiful baby, the perfect home. But she’s just been accused of the most terrible thing of all. She can’t be around her new family until she has come to terms with something that happened a long time ago. And to do that, she needs to track down her twin sister.

But Sarah isn’t the only person looking for Robin. As their paths intersect, something dangerous is set in motion, leading Robin and Sarah to fight for much more than their relationship…

Writing

How I write books

15th November 2016

Okay, I’m waiting for something and consequently finding it impossible to focus on my work in progress so instead I’m going to write… about writing. I think this is where I insert a gif of a snake eating itself and procrastinate for even longer via a deep dive into Giphy.

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Since I was published, I’ve received a lot of interesting questions from readers, especially those working on books of their own. Something that comes up a lot is how I write, my process for turning this:

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Into this:

 

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So I thought I would attempt to boil it down and show you the raw ingredients.

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Writing

How Aaron Sorkin is making me a better writer

8th October 2016

Yes, I am deliberately making it sound as if Aaron Sorkin is giving me personal one to one advice. Of course he isn’t really. But I kind of feel like he is.

I’ve been taking his online screenwriting masterclass from the aptly named Masterclass.com and it’s exceptionally inspiring and useful, not just for fledgling screenwriting attempts, but for writing in general.

There are 35 lessons in total and I’m not going to blabber the contents all over the place (not least because I’d get in trouble) but one lesson in particular really stood out. It’s called “Writing Habits”.

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