Amelia final cover

Book one of my new saga, Out of Darkness, is released on Monday 27th November.

All her life Amelia Hicks has felt like an outsider. A former Suffragette and mother to an illegitimate child, she has been cast aside by her wealthy family and sent to live with an elderly aunt in Hove. When her aunt dies, Amelia finds herself at the mercy of her unloving father who sends her to London to live with Blanche Armstrong, her glamorous and capricious cousin and her shell-shocked husband Richard. Amelia finds herself thrust back into society, coping with Blanche’s ever changing moods and fighting the growing attraction between her and Richard, who is carrying his own demons after his experience in the First World War.

Amelia’s life takes a dramatic turn when she receives news of the son she gave away five years ago, and when a scruffy man with amnesia turns up at the shelter at which she is a volunteer, she realises it is David, her beloved older brother who was declared missing presumed dead after the Battle of the Somme.

After so long in the shadows, Amelia steps back into the light when a whole new world opens up before her. She finally gets the chance to make a difference to the lives of those most in need, and finds love in the most unlikely place. But will she choose to stay in London and continue her campaigning work, or will she sacrifice all that she has come to love, to move to the other side of the world for a chance to be a mother to the son she last saw when he was an hour old?

 

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I am proud to reveal the cover of Out of Darkness – released winter 2017 – more details to followAmelia Cover 1

Tainted Love

March 15, 2017

tl-cover-1When Phillipa is given a cold case – investigating the gang rape of student, Kelly Shanks, twenty six years ago, she thinks the hardest thing to do will be to prove the guilt of the group of elite men accused of the crime. With Kelly having committed suicide shortly after the attack, leaving a note saying ‘Maybe Now You’ll Believe Me’, Phillipa is left with only the memories of the people who were closest to her, to get to the truth. But she soon realises there is more to this case than meets the eye. Why has justice evaded the men accused of the crime, despite numerous accusations against them over the years? Are the very people who claim to have loved Kelly being honest with her? And is Phillipa in more danger than she could possibly realise?

In a race against time to get answers, it begins to dawn on her that this could well be her last ever case.

Tainted Love is available on Smashwords and Amazon (more outlets to follow)

 

tl-cover-1When Phillipa is given a cold case – investigating the gang rape of a student, twenty six years ago, she thinks the hardest thing to do will be to prove the guilt of the group of elite men accused of the crime. With the victim having committed suicide shortly after the attack, leaving a note saying only ‘Maybe Now You’ll Believe Me’, Phillipa is left with only the memories of those people who were closest to her, but is everyone telling the truth? Why has justice evaded these men despite numerous accusations against them over the years? And is Phillipa in more danger than she could possibly realise? In a race against time to get answers, it begins to dawn on her that this could well be her last ever case.

Tainted Love will be released on 16 March 2017.

Happy New Year!

It’s been a long time since I’ve been near this website and I can only apologise for my break last year. 2016 was a tough year for so many of us, me included and I just needed to concentrate on other things.

But I’m back and early March will see the release of Tainted Love, the new Phillipa Hardcastle mystery. Phillipa will be tasked with investigating the suicide of a student, twenty six years ago, and what starts as something ordinary turns into a highly dangerous game, where not only Phillipa, but those around are under threat.

More to come over the next few weeks, but here is the cover and I hope you’re looking forward to reading it….

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Final cover v1The honeymoon period is definitely over for Phillipa Hardcastle. Husband Joe is on secondment with the CIA and Phillipa has been left to her own devices. She throws herself into work, trying to clear the name of Jordan Garry, a young man accused of instigating riots that have broken out across South London. Carmel Garry, Jordan’s mother, is convinced her son is being used as a patsy for Truth and Justice, a shadowy anarchist movement hellbent on destroying the establishment, and Phillipa sends Sam, her trusty assistant, on his first proper undercover assignment, infiltrating Truth and Justice to find out why it seems they are working with the Metropolitan Police.

Meanwhile, in an attempt to occupy her time, Phillipa also takes on the case of Jane Watkins, a missing woman who disappeared at the same time as Siobhan Stone, a glamorous political aide. The two women both worked for the same MP and it soon becomes apparent to Phillipa that their cases are linked. In order to solve it, she has to enter the heart of government, not realising that her undercover work will provide her with more answers than she ever anticipated.

I am excited to announce that ‘Hysteria’ the new Phillipa Hardcastle mystery, will be released on 16th October 2015. More details to follow…….