Wednesday 18 December 2019

Book five is coming

I’m delighted to report that I’ve finished most of the editing work on my fifth novel, allowing me to take a break before I get to see the first page proofs in January.

My publisher and I have now settled on a final title of How to Save a Life. Check out the blurb above for a taste of what it’s all about.

How to Save a Life will be released in the UK on Thursday 11 June 2020.

That might sound quite far off, but it’s actually less than six months away. We’ll be there in no time.

What’s more, it’s already available to pre-order (click HERE). So what are you waiting for?

I’ll be providing regular updates between now and then on social media and, of course, here on my website. Watch this space.

In the meantime, I wish you all a wonderful festive period and a happy new year.

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Book review

Plume by Will Wiles

I was over the moon when I heard Will Wiles had written a new novel.

His first two books, Care of Wooden Floors and The Way Inn, were both instant favourites, despite being wildly different from each other.

The former was like an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm written by Magnus Mills; the latter was pure surrealism, shifting from a satire about business conferences and hotel chains to something more akin to The Matrix or Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

So I wondered where on earth would Wiles go with book three. London, as it turns out, where we see a boozy magazine journalist slowly losing his grip, trapped in a dying industry while being swallowed up by modern city life.    

It’s a relentless and suffocatingly gripping story that’s perfectly observed, sinister and yet also wildly witty. 

Wiles is a very talented writer who really ought to be more widely known. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

Plume is out now, published by Fourth Estate.

Saturday 25 May 2019

USA Today bestseller

Some exciting news from across the pond.

Friday 26 April 2019

Sun review

Celebrating an amazing five-star review for My Sister’s Lies in today’s Sun newspaper, where it’s also Pick of the Week.
Grab your copy here:

Thursday 21 March 2019

Release day

Today is publication day for my fourth novel, My Sister’s Lies. Yippee!

It’s available in paperback, ebook and audiobook formats from all the usual places.

If you’ve enjoyed any of my other books, then I really hope you’ll try this one too.

And if you haven’t yet read any of my work, then why not start here? It’s a standalone novel, set primarily in Manchester, about sibling rivalry, secrets and lies.

I do hope you enjoy it.  

Friday 15 March 2019

Blog tour

A bumper blog tour has been lined up to mark the release of My Sister’s Lies next Thursday (21 March).

Huge thanks to all the dedicated book bloggers taking part, as well as to my publisher Avon for arranging. 

Here are the details:

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Audiobook sample

My Sister’s Lies will be released in just two weeks’ time, on Thursday 21 March. In case you can’t wait that long, here’s an excerpt from the start of the audiobook to keep you going.

Friday 1 March 2019

Chance to win

Fancy getting your hands on a free signed paperback copy of My Sister's Lies before it's released on 21 March?

I'm running a giveaway on Twitter. Here's the link to take part:

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