The Mist is the third in the Hidden Iceland series, by Ragnar Jónasson, featuring DI Hulda Hermansdoöttir.
1987. An isolated farm house in the east of Iceland.
The snowstorm should have shut everybody out. But it didn’t.
The couple should never have let him in. But they did.
An unexpected guest, a liar, a killer. Not all will survive the night. And Detective Hulda will be haunted forever.
This instalment in this fantastic series, reminiscent of Agatha Christie, with a Scandinavian twist, follows The Darkness and The Island and will be published in April 2020 by Michael Joseph. Pre-order your copy here.
Following the first book (of the same name as the series), once again we follow shop girl Lily Collins as she attempts to navigate her new role at Marlow's department store in the height of WW2.
It’s 1942 and as shortages of staff – and goods – begin to bite, young Lily Collins is thrilled to step up to sales junior in her job at Marlow’s department store.
But bombs are still falling and Lily and fellow shop girls Gladys and Beryl need a stiff upper lip to wave boyfriends, husbands and brothers goodbye, especially with a baby on the way and grim news on the wireless. When Jim, who works with Lily at the store, seems restless, things are bad enough, but nothing can prepare Lily for the secrets that come tumbling out when her favourite brother comes home on leave…
Somehow, she must keep smiling through. Community, family and friends rally round as her home town – and the whole country – is tested once again.
The eBook will be available in October 2019, and the paperback in January 2020 from HarperCollins.
Her rib-tickling stories have gained fans all over the world (including novelist Armistead Maupin, as shown below!) and we cannot recommend these books enough.
Life’s A Drag (The Dome Press, February 2017, £8.99 RRP)
Roz and Jamie have moved to leafy Suffolk from London in search of a quiet life so it is a surprise to find that the village is embarking on its riotous annual drag competition.
Fuelled by large quantities of alcohol and ubiquitous community spirit, they soon find themselves caught up in a battle for the identity of the village itself.
Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Drew is fighting his own battle to save his club and the livelihoods of his closest friends. Though they seem worlds apart, it soon becomes clear that appearances are not everything and that sometimes human connections can surprise us. A heart-warming, romantic comedy.
Sky’s the Limit (The Dome Press, June 2018, £8.99 RRP)
Sky is devastated when she finds that her husband is in love with someone else, even more that it is her oldest friend Nick. She has lost the two most important men in her life and can't ever trust either of them again. To escape, she goes alone on a dream trip to Marrakesh and meets Gail, on a mission to meet the father of her child, a man she loved but thought did not want her. In Marrakesh, Sky and Gail both find unexpected joys - and surprises. For Sky these lead to France, to a beautiful chateau and a family whose relationships seem as complicated as her own.
We love this haunting tale of friendship and the secrets kept within even the strongest of bonds.
Praise for The Cliff House:
“Haunting and evocative.” Clare Mackintosh
“A beautiful, stirring story of loss and obsession.” Lisa Jewell
“Absorbingly atmospheric… beautiful and sinister.” The Times
“A very special and utterly unforgettable tale of obsession, desire, grief and deceit - read it.” Heat
If you’ve yet to get your hands on this gorgeous book (seriously, where have you been?), you can buy a copy by clicking this link.