On Friday 16 March, I drove my hire car into the visitors’ car park at Colyton Grammar School and parked next to the classroom where – around 25 years earlier – my friends and I spent break times firing as many paper aeroplanes as we could out the window. I took a tour of the school – the facilities staggering compared to my day – and kept quiet about all the detentions I’d had in the re-kitted classrooms.
I’m giving away two signed copies of Don’t Close Your Eyes in paperback. This is the British version but I’m happy to send them anywhere in the world.
UPDATE: Competition closed and winners now notified. Thank you to everyone who took part, there will be more prize draws soon!
…So the day is finally here. My second novel, Don’t Close Your Eyes, is published in paperback in the UK and Ireland!
I’m still in The Netherlands for the moment, glamorously dealing with my son’s chicken pox and using my literary skills to do loads of laundry as we’ve still not caught up after Christmas’s Norovirus outbreak.
But I’m vicariously living through friends and readers who are kindly sharing pictures of tube and rail posters like this one from my schoolfriend Charlotte. Isn’t it beautiful? I’m so grateful to my publisher, Corvus Books.
It’s an absolute privilege to publish a second book, and I really hope you enjoy it.
This competition has now closed, but there will be more in the future!
I have three signed hardback copies of Don’t Close Your Eyes to give away. This is the British version, but I’m happy to send worldwide.
And it’s out! Nearly a year since I wrote ‘THE END’ (metaphorically anyway, I don’t actually write that), it’s finally out!
I had the most amazing launch party, the most horrific hangover and am now knee deep into the edits on book three…
And if you’ve already read it and would like to leave a review, I’d be immensely grateful.
The big day is finally here! Don’t Close Your Eyes is now available from all good retailers and online bookstores!
So excited to say that my second novel, Don’t Close Your Eyes, is available for just 99p across all e-tailers for this week: Kindle, Kobo and iTunes.
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).