Fiction

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I have written two novels of psychological suspense, Out of Sight and The Bad Mother, and the first three books of a new crime fiction series featuring murder detective Grace Fisher, Good Girls Don’t DieShot Through the Heart and The Special Girls. All are published by Quercus and I am currently working on the fourth Grace Fisher novel.

Shot Through the Heart: Who can you turn to, if not the police?

Essex, Christmas Day. As the residents of a small town enjoy their mince pies, shots ring out in the street. Five people are gunned down before the lone shooter turns his weapon on himself.

Grace Fisher, now Detective Inspector, is tasked with making some sense of this atrocity – all the more sensitive because the first of the victims was one of their own: a police officer. The case throws her back together with crime reporter Ivo Sweatman, but as she investigates it becomes clear that the police connection goes much deeper than she thought.

As the evidence of corruption grows and she is obstructed at every turn, Grace knows she is walking further into danger. Then, her young key witness disappears . . .

What far-reaching compromises will Grace have to make to safeguard the innocent?

“Isabelle Grey has already distinguished herself with a series of police procedurals that combines attention to detail with compassionate intelligence.” The Sunday Times

Good Girls Don’t Die: Accused of grassing up a fellow officer and driven brutally out of home and job, Grace Fisher is thankful to survive some dark times and find haven with the Major Investigation Team in Essex.

One female student is missing, last seen at a popular bar in Colchester. When a second student, also out drinking, is murdered and left grotesquely posed, the case becomes headline news.

Someone is leaking disturbing details to tabloid crime reporter Ivo Sweatman. Is it the killer? Or a detective close to the case?

With another victim, and under siege by the media, the murder enquiry hits a dead end. The review team brought in to shake things up is headed by Grace’s old DCI. Who is going to listen to her now?

“… kept me on the edge of my seat right to the end.” Clare Mackintosh

The Bad Mother: Are there secrets that should never be told? If so, how far must a mother go to keep them?

Tessa Parker runs a successful B&B in a seaside town. During a surprise visit, a long-lost aunt lets slip a family secret with devastating consequences.

Tessa confides in her ex- husband just as he reveals he has a new woman in his life. Navigating her own turmoil at a crucial moment in her children’s lives,Tessa tries to trace her birth father, with devastating results.

Her son goes missing. Has she left it too late to be a good mother?

“This book will have you doubting yourself, changing your theories and looking at things from different angles.” I Heart Books!

Out of Sight: Who pays the price once tragedy strikes?

In a small French town, Leonie is intrigued by a withdrawn Englishman who calls himself Patrice. He lives in a house inherited from his grandmother. He has no wife, no child, and refuses ever to get inside a car.

Patrice tells Leonie little about his past, but she’s certain her love will heal his emotional scars.

Too late, she discovers that, five years before, Patrice was living in Brighton. He was called Patrick, and he had a wife and toddler son. Until, one hot summer day, a moment of fatal forgetfulness changed his life forever.

Will Leonie be able to forgive him? And is it ever too late to change?

‘… this well-plotted debut novel … is good at ratcheting up tension … the subject matter is fascinating.’ The Daily Mail

On why I wrote this book, see my post.

2 thoughts on “Fiction

  1. […] but I’ve discovered authors in the past two years who have changed my mind: Mo Hayder, Isabelle Grey (DI Grace Fisher series), Sheila Bugler, Jane Casey (Maeve Kerrigan series) and, now, Robert […]

  2. […] but I’ve discovered authors in the past two years who have changed my mind: Mo Hayder, Isabelle Grey (DI Grace Fisher series), Sheila Bugler, Jane Casey (Maeve Kerrigan series) and, now, Robert […]

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