Bag the swag – Limited edition The Hollows box sets to be won!

Bag the swag – Limited edition The Hollows box sets to be won!

What’s in the box…?

To celebrate the launch of my new book The Hollows, published on July 8th, I’m giving away five, limited edition box sets.

Each box contains a signed copy of the book, two The Hollows pens – one blue and gold, one gun metal grey, with a torch and touchy tool – a The Hollows postcard, three luxury art postcards featuring a character from the book and also a map of the Hollow Falls resort. All of this swag comes packaged in a beautiful white box featuring the Hollow Falls logo. You will also get a Hollow Falls tote bag!

UK entrants: All you have to do is sign up on my website here and fill in the form to receive a postcard in the post. The three lucky winners in the UK will also receive a golden ticket.

Overseas entrants: To enter from outside of the UK, fill in the same form here and one name will be drawn from the hat at the live launch party on Thursday, 8 July.

One more chance to win: There is one final opportunity to enter the competition if you post a picture of The Hollows book cover – the postcard or download the image from Amazon – with the hashtag #thehollows. It can be simply the cover or the postcard  on its own or with a pet, yourself, a glass of wine – whatever takes your fancy!

The closing date for all entries is midnight UK time on Tuesday, 15th June.

Don’t worry if you don’t win, there will be the chance to buy one of the box sets from my online shop, date to be announced, It will be a first-come first-served basis.

Good luck!

The Hollows cover reveal!

The Hollows cover reveal!

I’m excited to reveal the cover for my brand new novel, The Hollows, which is out on July 8th 2021.

What do you think? I love it. I think it perfectly captures the atmosphere of the book; that feeling of being trapped in the deep, dark woods…

Here’s a reminder of the blurb and the pre-order link:

With his marriage over and his career in freefall, journalist Tom decides to reconnect with his fourteen-year-old daughter, Frankie. Desperate to spend precious time together now that they live an ocean apart, he brings her to Hollow Falls, a cabin resort deep in the woods of Maine.

From the outset there’s something a little eerie about the place—strange whispers in the trees, windchimes echoing through the forest—but when Tom meets true-crime podcasters David and Connie, he receives a chilling warning. Hollow Falls has a gruesome history: twenty years ago this week, a double slaying shut down the resort. The crime was never solved, and now the woods are overrun with murder-obsessed tourists looking to mark the grim anniversary. It’s clear that there’s something deeply disturbing going on at Hollow Falls.

And as Tom’s dream trip turns into a nightmare, he and Frankie are faced with a choice: uncover the truth, or get out while they still can.

Available to pre-order here
Publication date for The Hollows!

Publication date for The Hollows!

THE HOLLOWS has a publication date!

Put July 8th 2021 in your diaries. We’ll be living in the glorious post-pandemic future by then (I’m thinking positively) and you’ll all be in the mood for a creepy cabin in the woods novel.

Here’s what it’s all about: A dad and his teenage daughter go to stay at a cabin resort in the Maine woods, and find the place crawling with dark tourists…drawn by the ritual murders that happened 20 years before.

You can pre-order it here. More details to follow. . .

The House Guest shortlisted for Mystery Book of the Year!

The House Guest shortlisted for Mystery Book of the Year!

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.


It’s Here To Stay! 250,000 sales and a Number One spot

It’s Here To Stay! 250,000 sales and a Number One spot

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?

Special delivery – Capital Crime book club subscription

Special delivery – Capital Crime book club subscription

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.

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