Not Mine 

To Take

What if your hopes and dreams become your worst nightmare?

When bestselling novelist Erin Moran discovers her husband’s infidelity, the threads holding together her life, ten-year marriage and career, start to unravel.

 

Under pressure from her agent and best friend, Olivia Pope, to rewrite her rejected latest novel, Erin seeks sanctuary on Scalaig – an idyllic tidal island on the west coast of Scotland.

 

Broken and depressed, with only her faithful golden retriever Bella for company, Erin settles in for a summer of renewal at her beloved Scalaig Lodge. What starts out as an escape soon becomes something far more sinister.

 

The locals in the nearby town of Scaloon, seem resentful of her presence, and Erin can’t understand why?

 

Alone and isolated, cut off from the mainland twice a day, Erin’s imagination runs wild. 

 

Are the rumours of kidnap and murder the stuff of legend perpetuated to scare away strangers and interlopers? Or is Erin being warned off?

 

After a series of unexplained events, Erin questions her sanity…

 

Is someone out there? Is someone watching her every move? Is someone biding their time?

Available May 2021
 

Not Hers To Take

All lives are precious. Are some lives more precious than others?

Ruby Harper is lost…

 

Betrayed by the man she loves, ostracised by her wealthy mother and high-flying sister, Ruby runs away to a world populated by drug users and abusive men.

 

When her mother dies prematurely, Ruby finds the strength to rebuild her shattered life and start anew.

 

But life is never that simple… Ruby has something precious... Something people want… 

 

Who can she trust?

 

Her sister? Her best friend? Her lover?

 

Who stands to gain the most from Ruby’s death?

Available May 2021

Not Theirs To Take

What do you do when it’s time to move on, but your past won’t let you?

A wife's burning ambition... A husband's stubborn reluctance... The secrets and lies are tearing Sally's life apart...

 

London restaurant maitre d' Sally Tate is dying inside.

With her marriage faltering and denied an equity stake in the Michelin starred restaurant where she has worked for the past thirty years, Sally decides the time has come to chase her dream of owning a seafood restaurant on a picturesque Cornish headland.

 

Keen to progress and complete The Compass At Point Tregan, Sally finds herself confused and disillusioned by husband Greg’s sudden reluctance to move to Cornwall. After a furious argument, resolving to go it alone, Sally leaves London without him.

Alone in a dilapidated boathouse on an isolated headland, strange things keep happening...

Haunted by her past, with the locals closing ranks around her, Sally’s supercharged imagination runs wild and the fine line between what’s real and imagined, the past and the present, blurs…

Discovering three girls disappeared from the area in the early 1980s, she relives her own abduction and her sister's disappearance...

Resolving to unlock the truth, Sally asks around, and her dream rapidly becomes a waking nightmare…

The Third Sister

Is blood always thicker than water?

Even the strongest human psyche can only take so much. Jenny Payne is no exception.

 

Jenny hates her life. Shaped by childhood trauma, and duty bound to care for her depressed alcoholic mother and younger sister Lucy, Jenny is a shadow of the woman she aspires to be.

 

Following a hit-and-run on the night of The Glorious Twelfth, just hours after an incident at the local pub, and about to share a secret with Jenny, Lucy mysteriously disappears.

 

Injured and traumatised, Jenny withdraws into herself and retreats to the family home rented from wealthy landowner Hugo Armstrong-Bond.

 

With Hugo and his son Miles closing ranks about the nature of their relationship with Lucy, and Hugo’s wife Adriana taking a sudden unhealthy interest in Jenny’s wellbeing, Jenny becomes suspicious and convinced they know much more about Lucy’s disappearance than they are letting on…  

 

Enlisting help from elder sister Kim, Jenny endeavours to uncover the truth… 

 

Suffering chronic migraines and debilitating insomnia, Jenny’s tortured mind demands answers...

 

Where is Lucy? Alive? Dead? What secret was she about to share?

 

The Third Sister is a dark and twisty psychological suspense mystery that will keep you guessing into the early hours.