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.

Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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