Jodie Chapman – Q&A

Jodie Chapman is the author of Another Life which was published by Michael Joseph on 1 April 2021. Jodie kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Another Life. Another Life tells the story of Nick and Anna who fall in love on the cusp of adulthood, but Anna comes…

Don’t Turn Around by Jessica Barry – extract

Jessica Barry is the author of Look For Me (previously known as Freefall). Her latest novel, Don’t Turn Around, is published by Vintage on 15 April 2021. Today I have an extract from the book. Chapter 6 TWO AND A HALF YEARS EARLIER Rebecca’s palms were slick with sweat, and she wiped them discreetly down…

Eleni Kyriacou – Q&A

Eleni Kyriacou is the author of She Came to Stay, which was published by Hodder & Stoughton in paperback on 25 February 2021. Eleni kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about She Came to Stay. She Came To Stay is set during the Great Smog of 1952 and is…

A. J. Gnuse – Q&A

A. J. Gnuse is the author of Girl in the Walls, his debut novel, published by Fourth Estate on 1 April 2021. He kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Girl in the Walls. Girl in the Walls is the story of eleven-year-old Elise, an orphan who has snuck…

V. L. Valentine – Q&A

V. L. Valentine is the author of The Plague Letters, published by Viper Books on 1 April 2021. She kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Plague Letters. It puts you right smack in the middle of the last great plague epidemic to hit London – in 1665….

Carole Johnstone – Q&A

Carole Johnstone is the author of Mirrorland, published by Borough Press in ebook on 1 April 2021 and hardback on 15th April 2021. Carole kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Mirrorland. Mirrorland is a gothic thriller set in Edinburgh, Scotland. It’s about estranged identical twin sisters, Cat and…

The Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear – extract

The Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear is the 16th Maisie Dobbs novel. It was published by Allison & Busby 23 March 2021. Today I have an extract to share. That’s when he saw two men ahead, illuminated by a Bomber’s Moon and falling incendiaries. He didn’t like what he saw – there was shouting,…

Gytha Lodge – Q&A

Gytha Lodge is the author of She Lies in Wait and Watching from the Dark. Her latest novel, Lie Beside Me, is published by Michael Joseph on 18 March 2021. Gytha kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Lie Beside Me. Lie Beside Me centres on Louise Reakes’s awful…

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr – giveaway

The Prophets is the debut novel of Robert Jones Jr and was published by Riverrun on 5 January 2021. It tells the tale of Samuel and Isaiah, two slaves in love, who are betrayed by another slave Amos. The lovely people at Riverrun have given me a copy to giveaway.  For a chance to win…

Louise Fein – Q&A

Louise Fein is the author of People Like Us which was published in paperback by Head of Zeus on 4 March 2021. Louise kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about People Like Us. People like Us is a story of forbidden love, set in 1930’s Leipzig, in the years…