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  • Untitled March 20, 2021
    The Inspiration behind The Invitation A lot has been said in these past few days about crime fiction as a genre, and I even had a heart-searching moment last week about my choice to write in this area. But I think that if recent events have taught us anything, it’s that the problem isn’t women, […]
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  • Untitled March 12, 2021
    5 Books that Inspired The Invitation  I was thrilled to be asked by my publishers, Harper Collins HQDigital, to write a blog post about some of the books that inspired my latest psychological thriller, The Invitation. I wrote the book during the first UK lockdown – well, the first draft, anyway. As you’ll see when […]
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  • Untitled March 11, 2021
    Dark Days I’ve been meaning to run a series of posts leading up to the publication of my new psychological thriller, The Invitation, on 26th March. But events in London this week, with the shocking disappearance of Sarah Everard, have thrown a pall over all that and have even made me question the genre I’m […]
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  • Untitled February 19, 2021
    Meet the author with Lizzie Chantree I’m thrilled to have friend and fellow author Lizzie Chantree here today, introducing her latest book, The Little Ice Cream Shop by the Sea. Lizzie is an entrepreneur herself and her novels always feature feisty businesswomen making their way in the world – and finding love along the way. […]
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  • The Invitation – Available for Pre-Order Now December 15, 2020
    Click to Pre-Order Now Thirteen guests. One killer. No escape. On an island on the coast of Cornwall, cut off from the mainland by the tides for most of the day, thirteen old friends meet at Tregowan Castle for a weekend of revelry. By the next evening only twelve are still alive. Amongst them is […]
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  • Toto & Coco November 3, 2020
    If you’re looking for a gripping Lockdown 2.0 read, then thank heavens Toto & Coco has just come out. This extraordinary true story has it all. Spies, sex, the great, the good, the very, very bad – and Coco Chanel on top. It’s also written by the wonderful Alan Frame, my former boss on The […]
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  • Readers, writers… and riders 🙂 October 16, 2020
    One of the funny things about writing a book is the way you lose control of it, once you put it out there. When you’re sitting writing, it’s all your own world, to move in any way you please (although it often doesn’t feel like that, as the characters seem to develop their own free […]
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  • Writer’s London by Carrie Kania and Alan Oliver May 24, 2020
    I’ve been lucky enough to have been sent a copy of Writer’s London by Carrie Kania and Alan Oliver, and what a pleasure it’s been leafing through it during lockdown. Both the authors are Londoners, one by adoption via New York, and a love of the city, of writing and writers, permeates the pages. It’s […]
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  • Crochet: the perfect Coronavirus hobby May 4, 2020
    I was pleased to see in the Guardian today that crafting hobbies like knitting and sewing have soared in popularity during the lockdown. The craft beating all the others hand down, however, was my own beloved crochet. I’ve long been a fan; finding it so much easier than knitting and so much less fiddly than […]
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  • My Life in 37 Therapies – Review May 1, 2020
    Why is it that when you’ve apparently got all the time in the world, everything takes four times as long as normal to do? When I was sent a copy of My Life in Thirty-Seven Therapies by Kay Hutchinson to review, I rubbed my hands together in glee and looked forward to starting it straight […]
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