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‘Dark, Sexy Debut’ sells to Awesome Orenda Books


    So, I’ve got a book deal!

    I’m delighted to tell you all my psychological thriller, The Other Twin will be published by Orenda Books.

    Orenda is one of my favourite publishers, so to say I am delighted is an understatement. Head honcho Karen Sullivan is a powerhouse and best of all, she really GETS the book. Here’s what she says about THE OTHER TWIN, so you can get a flavour of what it’s about:

    ‘This is a book whose premise grabbed me from the outset, and the writing, sublime and complex plotting, and very contemporary setting and storyline made it stand out from the rest. The Other Twin focuses on twenty-something Poppy and her quest to find out the truth behind the death of her sister India, who has fallen to her death from a bridge over the London to Brighton railway. Taking the reader into the lanes of Brighton, into the city’s gay scene and well-heeled families, The Other Twin is not just a fabulously layered, dark and twisty psychological thriller, but also an expose of the social media generation, where resentments, attachments and accusations are all played out online and identities are made and remade according to what is convenient or expedient at the time. This is an exceptionally relevant thriller, with an unforgettable cast of characters, a relentless tension and a chilling denouement, and Lucy is an unbelievably talented writer. I am looking forward to see her soar in the Orenda stable, and could not be more excited to welcome her to the team.”

    If you follow me online on Twitter and Facebook, you’ll know how I’m interested in mental health issues, as well as LGBT matters and social media use/misuse, so hope I can do these subjects justice … But more than that, I hope you’ll find it a DAMN GOOD YARN!!!

    Many thanks of course to my wonderful agent Hattie Grunewald and to Karen – as well as all of you!!!

    Thanks so much for being on the journey with me so far!


    Fellow crime fiction/mystery & thriller authors – I always want to hear from you for my CRIMINALLY GOOD feature. I’m happy to tie in with your book releases, appearances, blog tours and events too. For full details, CLICK HERE and/or contact me – but be quick, ‘cos slots fill up fast!

    Rampant readers – I LOVE to hear your ‘Best of 3’ crime fiction reading recommendations. Pick them at random or theme them if you like … FULL DETAILS HERE. Everyone welcome (including authors, as long as you don’t recommend your own books!).


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