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SAFE HOUSE

October 31st, 2019

SAFE HOUSE is set Cornwall. It's where my husband is from and we spend much of our spare time there, so I've always wanted to set a book there.
In SAFE HOUSE, Charlie moves to a remote Cornish village after she is released from prison for providing a false alibi for her boyfriend. Her alibi made it possible for Lee Fisher to kill again.
Now living under a new identity, Charlie struggles to put the past behind her but she isn't the only one. Someone knows who she is and what she has done.
And they don't think she deserves a second chance.
Released 31 October 2019.

STICKS AND STONES PAPERBACK

May 2nd, 2019

Aaaaaaand she's out in paperback with a snazzy new cover!


‘Revenge is a dish served with lashings of relish in this vivid, blackly comic suspense novel, as three women fight back against an abusive partner. I cheered them on to the bloody end’

LOUISE CANDLISH, author of OUR HOUSE


'A revenge thriller to make you punch the air in solidarity’
 EVA DOLAN, author of THIS IS HOW IT ENDS

‘Witty and satirical while illuminating a dilemma often faced by women when their marriages break up’​
MARCEL BERLINS, THE TIMES

‘A cracking pace, plenty of twists and some well judged dark humour’​
LAURA WILSON, GUARDIAN

‘A page-turning debut… a twisiting tale of revenge’
MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘A page-turner of a domestic thriller and a fabulous story of revenge with incredibly well drawn leading characters’
NUDGE

‘A gripping story, sensitively told’ 
LAURA MARSHALL, author of FRIEND REQUEST

‘Deliciously dark and gripping’ 
EMILY KOCH, author of IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE

STICKS AND STONES HARDBACK

July 12, 2018

A wickedly dark debut thriller about three women who've all been involved with the same man and realize the one thing they have in common is that they all want revenge against him...


Divorces are often messy, and Imogen's is no exception. Phillip Rochester is controlling, abusive, and determined to make things as difficult as possible. When he shows up without warning demanding that Imogen move out of their house by the end of the month or he'll sue for sole custody of their young son, Imogen is ready to snap. 

In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable--something that puts her in control for the first time in years. She's desperate to protect her son and to claim authority over her own life. 

But she wasn't expecting both Phillip's ex-wife and new girlfriend to get tangled up in her plans. These three very different women--and unlikely allies--reluctantly team up to take revenge against a man who has wronged them all.

THE EXES' REVENGE

September 11, 2018

The Exes' Revenge is what 'Sticks and Stones' is called in America and Canada. I love the different cover and title.