People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield – extract

Clare Whitfield’s debut novel, People of Abandoned Character, is published by Head of Zeus on 1 October 2020. Today I have an extract of the book. He asked about my family, and I told him the old scarlet fever story, that my grandparents had raised me and now everyone was dead. I had no one….

Love Me Like You Do by Aimee Brown – extract

Love Me Like You Do by Aimee Brown was published by Aria Fiction on 17 September 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. ‘She’s not dead,’ he says, gently touching my now-tingling hand, softly resting it on my chest. I pull it away suddenly with a gasp as the pain shoots from my…

Zoe Somerville – Q&A

Zoe Somerville is the author of The Night of the Flood, which was published by Head of Zeus on 3 September 2020. Zoe kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Night of the Flood. It’s a dark love story set in the early 1950s on the Norfolk coast….

Nadine Akkerman – Q&A

Nadine Akkerman is the author of Invisible Agents, published by OUP on 11 February 2020. Nadine kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Invisible Agents. It’s a study of the women spies of the seventeenth century, how they operated, and the way in which they used the prejudice of…

Nicola Gill – Q&A

Nicola Gill is the author of The Neighbours. Her latest novel, We Are Family was published by Avon on 3 September 2020. Nicola kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about We Are Family. Laura and Jess may be sisters but that’s just about all they have in common. Laura has a laid-back take…

Stacey Halls – Q&A

Stacey Halls is the author of The Familiars. Her latest novel, The Foundling is published in paperback by Zaffre Books on 3 September 2020. Stacey kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Foundling. The Foundling is set in Georgian London, and is about a young woman, Bess, who…

Fifty-Fifty by Steve Cavanagh – extract

Steve Cavanagh is the author of the Eddie Flynn series, including The Defence, The Liar, The Plea and Thirteen. His latest novel Fifty-Fifty is published by Orion on 3 September 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. JANUARY EDDIE For a trial lawyer, there are two words in the English language that terrify…

Glenn Cooper – Q&A

Glenn Cooper is the author of the Cal Donovan series which includes Sign of the Cross, Three Marys and The Debt. His latest standalone novel, The Cure, was published by Aries Fiction on 20 August 2020. Glenn kindly answered a few of my questions 1. Tell us a little about The Cure. The book is…

The Girl from Vichy by Andie Newton – extract

The Girl from Vichy by Andie Newton was published by Aria Fiction on 13 August 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. I tried to relax again, putting the woman out of my head long enough to think about the convent, but then someone yelled that the train was making an emergency stop….

Lissa Evans – Q&A

Lissa Evans is the author of Wed Wabbit, Their Finest, Spencer’s List, Odd One Out, Big Changes for Stuart, Old Baggage and Crooked Heart. Her latest novel, V for Victory, is published by Doubleday on 27 August 2020. Lissa kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about V for Victory….