I am excited to announce that I have just started writing the sequel to my ghost story 'The House On Cold Hill'. The former Cold Hill House has now been developed as a housing estate, the proud owners of the first new houses are about to discover there are considerably more residents on the estate than they had realised, and some not terribly friendly ones are inhabiting their homes! This sequel is due to be published in 2019 as well as a new Roy Grace novel which I will write next year. My next Roy Grace 'DEAD IF YOU DON'T' will be published on May 17th 2018.
Ooo got a lovely big parcel from the amazing people at @penguinbookssouthafrica ! 🤓📚Thank you so much for all the books!! Very excited to start IF I DIE TONIGHT by A.L GAYLIN.
Premise: Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police station—and lives are changed forever.
Aimee En, once a darling of the ’80s pop music scene, claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man who’d rushed to help.
As Liam Miller’s life hangs in the balance, the events of that fateful night begin to come into focus. But is everything as it seems?
The case quickly consumes social media, transforming Liam, a local high school football star, into a folk hero, and the suspect, a high school outcast named Wade Reed, into a depraved would-be killer. But is Wade really guilty? And if he isn’t, why won’t he talk?
Told from a kaleidoscope of viewpoints—Wade’s mother Jackie, his younger brother Connor, Aimee En and Pearl Maze, a young police officer with a tragic past, If I Die Tonight is a story of family ties and dark secrets—and the lengths we’ll go to protect ourselves.
I just finished The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee - I’m so in love. I could keep reading that book forever and it’s definitely the sort of story I can go back and read again on a day when I’m feeling a bit down and need some cheering up. I think it’s a bit like Robin Hood Men in Tights... I know it backwards but it never ceases to make me happy when I watch it and the jokes never get old! It’s the perfect mix of humour, heart, tragedy and romance. Pure cotton candy cinnamon roll goodness
I have this theory that I like Neil Gaiman more as a personality than as an author. I mean, he’s an amazing human being and I adore keeping up with his work and life, listening to his speak or read his stories, he’s generous with fans and stealth signs books in airports and is loyal to his beloved fountain pen (which he used to sign my copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane) and his work is genius (plus his wife is one of my favourite people ever too), but when I open one of his books and read it, I just don’t love it. I mean, I enjoy them and I have quite a few of them, but something doesn’t quite click for me and it makes me a little sad. I love the film of Stardust - but the things I love the most are the adapted pieces, not necessarily from the original book. I struggled through Ocean, have not read/own/seen Coraline, forgot to watch American Gods and took way too long to finally finish The Graveyard Book recently. I don’t know what it is, I just can’t get a grasp on Mr Gaiman
Qotd: is there an author you wish you loved, but just don’t?
Book I finally read this year: #allthebooksof2017 #thegraveyardbook#neilgaiman#theartofneilgaiman#chrisriddell#theoceanattheendofthelane#spookyreads#signedbooks#potionscandleco#halloweenreads