Sarah Blakemere's last will and testament will set a cat amongst the pigeons in the family; Sarah has left her luxurious home in a waterside development in Mandurah, Western Australia, to two female relatives in the UK, on the condition that they live in the house together for a year. After that period they can sell it and split the money between them, but if either of them doesn't last the full year, the next person on the list will be invited to try for the inheritance.
Will the experience do as Sarah had hoped and shake Portia and Fleur out of their ruts? And when they find another surprise bequest from Sarah, what will they do with it?
Amanda Jennings' forthcoming novel, The Haven (March 2022, HQ) has been reviewed in the Financial Times by Barry Forshaw:
"Amanda Jennings’ hypnotic The Haven has a young couple fleeing their quotidian life for a commune on a remote farm. But things turn nasty, rendering the novel’s title a distinct misnomer."
We were delighted to see two fantastic endorsements from fellow authors, Victoria Selman and Anthony Horowitz, for Graham Bartlett's forthcoming Bad For Good (June 2022, Allison & Busby):
"Woven with such authenticity and a keen eye for detail, Bad For Good is a cracking procedural that quite literally doesn’t pull any punches."
"Vicious criminals and dysfunctional police described by a man who who knows.”
When a one-night stand leads to a long-desired pregnancy, Susan will do anything to ensure her husband won't find out ... including the unthinkable. But when something horrendous is unleashed around the globe, her secret isn't the only thing that is no longer safe...
If you thought Eve's debut novel, The Waiting Rooms, was frighteningly plausible, just wait until you get your hands on this one *bites nails*
Becca Day's debut novel, The Girl Beyond the Gate (March 2022, Embla) has picked up two fantastic endorsements this week:
"Fast-paced and dripping with dark secrets; The Girl Beyond The Gate gripped me from the very start before propelling me towards that powerful ending. Highly recommended."
"Tantalisingly toxic. A fantastic debut with an OMG ending!"
1867. King's Road, Chelsea, is a sea of plant nurseries, catering to the Victorian obsession with rare and exotic flora. But each of the glossy emporiums is fuelled by the dangerous world of plant hunters - daring adventures sent into uncharted lands in search of untold wonders to grace England's finest gardens.
The book was given a 4* review from The Telegraph, and called "an engaging adventure ... inventive" by The Sunday Times.
Congratulations to client Maddie Please, whose most recent book, Sisters Behaving Badly (November 2021, Boldwood Books), saw an incredible week: it hit no.13 in the US, no.1 in Australia, no.2 in Canada and today, hit its highest point and entered the top 30 in the UK (while still sitting pretty in the top 10 for both Australia and Canada).