Congratulations to Brian McGilloway, who last week saw the paperback publication of his Sunday Times bestseller, The Empty Room.
What do you do when your child disappears?
Pandora - Dora - Conlon wakes one morning to discover her 17-year old daughter Ellie, has not come home after a party.
The day Ellie disappears, Dora is alone as her husband Eamon has already left for the day in his job as a long-distance lorry driver.
So begins Dora's ordeal of waiting and not knowing what has become of her girl. Eamon's lack of empathy and concern, Dora realises, is indicative of the state of their marriage, and left on her own, Dora begins to reassess everything she thought she knew about her family and her life. Increasingly isolated and disillusioned with the police investigation, Dora feels her grip on reality slipping as she takes it upon herself to find her daughter - even if it means tearing apart everything and everybody she had ever loved, and taking justice into her own hands.
Talking to fellow bestselling authors, Fiona Cummins, Cara Hunter and Abigail Dean, Victoria's panel will be on Sunday 5th March at 10.30am, taking place at Whitby Library.
To book your slot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also published last week was the brand new, heart-pounding psychological thriller from Carys Jones, She Had It Coming, now available in paperback, eBook and audio.
'Someone needs to bring her down a peg or two...'
When Pippa's best friend goes missing on a school run, no one thinks twice. Heather is pretty, popular and more than a little wild.
Most people think she ran away for the attention ... Others say girls like her always get what's coming to them.
But when Heather turns up dead, everything changes. Because Pippa was the last person to see her alive... and now Abbie's own house of cards is about to come tumbling down.
Congratulations to client Matt Johnson, whose “extraordinary” account of police officer John Murray’s investigation into the murder of fellow officer, Yvonne Fletcher, has been bought by Ad Lib Publishers.
Editorial director Duncan Proudfoot acquired world all language rights to No Ordinary Day from Broo Doherty at the DHH Agency. The book will be published on 8th June 2023 in paperback.
Johnson said: "As WPC Yvonne Fletcher lay dying, her close friend John Murray cradled her in his arms. As she breathed her last, he promised her he would not rest until those
To read the full press release, click here.
So Pretty, the bone-chilling new novel from Ronnie Turner, was published last week in paperback, eBook and audio. With endorsements from fellow authors such as Fiona Cummins, C. J. Cook and Lisa Hall, M. W. Craven calls it "Stephen King on crack ... I dare you to open it."
When Teddy Colne arrives in the small town of Rye, he believes he will be able to settle down and leave his past behind him. Little does he know that fear blisters through the streets like a fever. The locals tell him to stay away from an establishment known only as Berry & Vincent, that those who rub too closely to its proprietor risk a bad end.
Ada moved to Rye with her young son to escape a damaged childhood and years of never fitting in, but she’s lonely, and ostracised by the community. Ada is ripe for affection and friendship, and everyone knows it.
As old secrets bleed out into this town, so too will a mystery about a family who vanished fifty years earlier, and a community living on a knife edge.
Teddy looks for answers, thinking he is safe, but some truths are better left undisturbed, and his past will find him here, just as it has always found him before. And before long, it will find Ada too.
Finally, there was much in the way to celebrate last week at the DHH office, when we heard that Heather Darwent's debut, The Things We Do To Our Friends, headed straight into the Sunday Times hardback bestseller chart, at no.8, with its first week on sale (w/c 9th January).
With The Wall Street Journal calling it "quick, smart and satisfying", this twisted thriller about toxic female friendships is certainly one to add to your TBR list, if you haven't already!