And for my next trick…
…I will reveal why I have been so slack adding news to my website. I have been hard at work (mostly) on my new novel, which is currently in the ‘post-production’ stages. Entitled The Child Who, it will be published in the UK in March 2012. The blurb goes something like this:
A quiet English town is left reeling when twelve-year-old Daniel Blake is discovered to have brutally murdered his schoolmate Felicity Forbes.
For provincial solicitor Leo Curtice, the case promises to be the most high profile – and morally challenging – of his career. But as he begins his defence Leo is unprepared for the impact the public fury surrounding Felicity’s death will have on his family – and his teenage daughter Ellie, above all.
While Leo struggles to get Daniel to open up, hoping to unearth the reasons for the boy’s terrible crime, the build-up of pressure on Leo’s family intensifies. As the case nears its climax, events will take their darkest turn. For Leo, nothing will ever be the same again . . .
Exclusive to this website is an extract from what is pretty much the final draft. Read it here, and don’t forget to check back for updates.