Saturday 01 April 2023
Speaker, Morpeth Book Festival, Morpeth
Saturday 25 March 2023
Speaker, High Force Hotel & Waterfall, High Force Hotel & Waterfall, Middleton-in-Teesdale
Saturday 25 February 2023
A Poisoned Dinner with LJ Ross, Alnwick StoryFest, The Poison Garden, Alnwick
Saturday 21 January 2023
Speaker, Wallsend Library, Wallsend Library, Newcastle upon Tyne
Saturday 10 December 2022
Speaker, Newcastle Noir Crime Festival, Newcastle upon Tyne
Kate Irving arrives at her grandfather’s cottage at Frenchman’s Creek in the dead of night with her young son, a small suitcase and little else. Its scattered community of fishermen, farmers, artists and jetsetters barely bat an eyelid, because theirs is a rarefied world, tucked beneath the lush forest that lines the banks of the Helford estuary, deep in the heart of Cornwall, where life is slow and people generally mind their own business. Unless, of course, your grandfather happens to be a pillar of the local community…
Kate’s left the past behind and guards her privacy and her son fiercely. She’s wary of accepting the friendship her new neighbours offer, but their kindness is too great to refuse and she begins to feel she has found her place in the world. That is, until tragedy strikes, and her new friends look to her for the answers…
Kate soon learns that the past always catches up with you, in the end—the question is, will she be able to face it, when it does?
Suspense is peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced mystery, set amidst the spectacular Cornish landscape.