CUT ADRIFT – the second instalment in the action-packed, ‘pulse-pounding’ Jen Shaw series – OUT Feb 2023
Jen Shaw is climbing in the mountains near Alajar, Spain. And it’s nothing to do with the fact that an inscrutable acquaintance suggested that she meet him there… But when things don’t go as planned and her brother calls to voice concerns over the whereabouts of their mother, Morwenna, Jen finds herself travelling to a refugee camp on the south coast of Malta. Free-spirited and unpredictable as ever, Morwenna is working with a small NGO, helping her Libyan friend, Nahla, seek asylum for her family. Jen is instantly out of her depth, surrounded by stories of unimaginable suffering and increasing tensions within the camp. Within hours of Jen’s arrival, Nahla is killed in suspicious circumstances, and Jen and Morwenna find themselves responsible for the safety of her daughters. But what if the safest option is to leave on a smuggler’s boat?
E BOOK available Feb 3rd 2023
PAPERBACK available Feb 28th 2023
Paperbook and Ebook available to pre-order at the suppliers below:
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Excerpt from ON THE EDGE Audiobook below
Jen Shaw has climbed all her life: daring ascents of sheer rock faces, crumbling buildings, cranes – the riskier the better. Her entire life revolved around free climbing, and the adrenaline high it gave her. Until one day her luck ran out and someone she cared about got hurt. So she’s given it all up now. Honestly, she has.
Yet, when Jen awakens to find herself drugged and dangling off the local lighthouse during a wild storm less than twenty-four hours after a family emergency takes her home to Cornwall, she needs all her skill to battle her way to safety.
Has Jen fallen back into her old risky ways, or is there a more sinister explanation hidden in her hometown? Only when she has navigated her fragmented memories and faced her troubled past will she be able to piece together what happened – and trust herself to fix it.
“A promising debut …original mystery” Sunday Times
“..sweeps the reader along ” The Times Crime Club
“A brilliant debut for an all-new series.”
“Fans of The Girl On The Train will love it” Love Reading
“A great read.” Promoting Crime Fiction
“Never less than intriguing.. bodes well for future books in the series” Herald Scotland
“a gripping premise, a well executed plot and an evocative Cornish setting” NB Magazine
“filled with twists and turns.. a great debut” Living North
“an exciting first instalment” The Indiependent