I received some great news this week when I was told by my publisher that The House Guest has sold over 100,000 copies!
Thank you to Thomas & Mercer for sending me this shadowbox (I have twelve of them now!) and an even bigger thank you to everyone who has bought the book.
If you’ve not yet read The House Guest it’s about a British couple who are house-sitting in Brooklyn for a couple they met on a cruise. Then one rainy summer afternoon a young woman turns up on the doorstep, claiming to know the house owners. The couple invite her in and… well, if you’re a regular reader of my books you’ll know everything is not as it seems.
Here’s the blurb…and you can buy it on Amazon
When British twenty-somethings Ruth and Adam are offered the chance to spend the summer housesitting in New York, they can’t say no. Young, in love and on the cusp of professional success, they feel as if luck is finally on their side.
So the moment that Eden turns up on the doorstep, drenched from a summer storm, it seems only right to share a bit of that good fortune. Beautiful and charismatic, Eden claims to be a friend of the homeowners, who told her she could stay whenever she was in New York.
They know you’re not supposed to talk to strangers—let alone invite them into your home—but after all, Eden’s only a stranger until they get to know her.
As suspicions creep in that Eden may not be who she claims to be, they begin to wonder if they’ve made a terrible mistake…
I’ve had some great news as The House Guest has been shortlisted for Mystery Book of the Year alongside some other excellent books in this year’s Capital Crime Awards.
If you’re a member of their book club you can vote now at the Capital Crime website otherwise you can just wish me luck and I’m sure you’ll see the results when they are revealed.
Voting ends on Sunday, 11th October with The Readers Award winners being announced on Tuesday, 13th October 2020.
I’ve got some great news to share with my readers. . .
Thank you everyone who has helped send Here To Stay back to the summit of the Kindle chart!
It’s currently at the top spot on Amazon with some really great reviews. I appreciate you all leaving them and buying the book.
I’m also delighted to announce that it has now sold over 250,000 copies since it was published last September.
If you’ve not yet read it, you can find out more about it or buy a copy here.
This is what it’s about. . .
A beautiful home. A loving wife. And in-laws to die for.
Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot’s life like a whirlwind, and they marry and settle into his home. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple of weeks, he is keen to oblige – he just doesn’t quite know what he’s signing up for.
The Robinsons arrive with Gemma’s sister, Chloe, a mysterious young woman who refuses to speak or leave her room. Elliot starts to suspect that the Robinsons are hiding a dark secret. And then there are the scars on his wife’s body that she won’t talk about . . .
As Elliot’s in-laws become more comfortable in his home, encroaching on all aspects of his life, it becomes clear that they have no intention of moving out. To protect Gemma, and their marriage, Elliot delves into the Robinsons’ past. But is he prepared for the truth?
Some great news for fans of crime and thriller books. . . Capital Crime is offering a Book Club Subscription (three, six or twelve-month options available) where each month you will get two carefully selected books each month.
I’m pleased to announce that in September The House Guest will be one of the books selected in the deal. And, members will also be able to access an exclusive video where I will be talking about the book.
I’m in good company as the other book subcribers will receive next month is Richard Osman’s (TV quiz show Pointless) The Thursday Murder Club – can an unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it’s too late? The first subscription box is a great choice whether you like a spine-chilling thriller (The House Guest), or an Agatha-Christie-like mystery.
The Capital Crime Book Club is an affordable monthly subscription service that offers a year-round, inclusive, home for readers, and a regular link between authors and fans. From only £10 per month, subscribers will get two carefully curated crime and thriller books delivered to their homes, access to exclusive author content, competitions and prize giveaways, and membership to a community that’s passionate about crime fiction.
I have a few online events coming up over the next couple of weeks that I need to tell you about. First, there’s this one which should be a lot of fun.
Thursday 25th June, 4pm
*Planes, Trains and Pick-Up Trucks*
Mark Edwards and Ed James talk about setting books in America and the research trips they undertook to get it right…which almost ended in disaster.
I’ll update this story soon with more details of how you can watch this live event as soon as I have them.
Visit the Lyme Crime Facebook page for more information and updates.