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Home Is Where The Nightmare IsBeautiful double room to let to single person Lisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their fir... read more
Darkness lies within...When twenty-two-year-old Gillian Thompson returns from university for the summer, it is apparent there is tension at home. An irritant to her father and a concern to her mother, Gillian’s home life is less than ideal.Geraldine, Gillian’s mother, has suffered abuse from Joe for years. However, it is not until Joe dies that the family dynamic shifts and Gillian starts out ... read more
The Sunshine Hideaway, with its big bay windows and stunning view of Sunflower Island’s golden beaches, is the only place Madison Skylar has ever truly thought of as home. Could returning to the island be the second chance she needs? When twenty-three-year-old Madison arrives at The Sunshine Hideaway, she discovers the beautiful little guesthouse is falling into disrepair. With the help of old... read more
Snow is beginning to fall around the cosy Castle Teashop, with its toasty log fire, scrumptious mince pies and delicious hot chocolates. Romance is in the air and Lily King is hoping some winter magic will help to make her dreams come true…Twenty-five-year-old Lily King is wondering when her life is going to start. She adores working at the much-loved Castle Teashop, surrounded by familiar fac... read more
‘I absolutely-totally-completely-bloody LOVE Keris’s books!’ The Writing GarnetWhen Piper James unexpectedly gets a message from her insanely hot teenage crush Rob Kingsford, inviting her to their school reunion, her heart flips. She hasn’t seen Rob in eight years – and he’s always been the one who got away. Throw in some old friends (and frenemies), a sister on the edge of a meltdown and a fe... read more
Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy.Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good f... read more
In a town full of liars, who can you trust?When Detective Finnegan Beck is demoted from his high-powered job in Dublin and relocated in disgrace to the small Irish town of Cross Beg, he predicts boredom will be his biggest threat.But then a beautiful, local teenage girl is found strangled in the cold, dark woods a mile from town. The prime suspect is the seemingly-gentle drifter who found Tany... read more
Looking for a psychological drama which will have you gripped? Then you will love the unmissable Uninvited from best-selling author J.A. BakerA fragile woman. An unwelcome intruder. A house full of secretsFaye and her husband Hugh have had a traumatic year. Wanting to start again, the couple decides to buy a large rundown property, Cross House in a village in North Yorkshire, hoping to leave t... read more
In a world of beauty and natural magic, the avarice of one royal family subverts the order of rule with lies and trickery, enabling them to seize the throne of the entire Empire. Tyranny and destruction are traits passed down the royal line, leading to present times with yet another despot on the throne. Emperor Klastos Faltesto’s apparent aim is to rid the land of any magic that he does not p... read more
The Quetzan saga continues in Throngs of Misfits, the second in the epic series The Assembly of Thirteen. In this book, the disparate tales of individuals met throughout The First Two Companions, begin to coalesce. However, our heroes fight on; nothing is straight forward.June Dunbar was the first Companion, the Blue Judge Companion. She triggered the beginning of the Assembly, but she had to ... read more
I suppose everyone has regrets, wonders what if? People all have their reasons for living here. Who knows what lies behind the pretty curtains and the well-groomed lawns of Mulberry Avenue?Lucy has a lovely husband, a job she adores as a teacher, and a house on Mulberry Avenue that she’s decorated just the way she wants – from the floaty curtains and the softest bed linen, right down to the pe... read more
A man places five objects in his father’s coffin and tells no one. Can a medium tell him what they are?Can we communicate with the dead? Some people hope it’s possible, and some are sure of it. Thousands of people consult mediums, but many wonder if their abilities are real. To find out for himself, author Stéphane Allix interviews six mediums. Without telling them that they are being tested, ... read more
When secrets run deep, revenge will surface...Matthew Trevelyar leaves his job in London to return to his Cornish roots in the village of St Agnes. After losing his wife to leukaemia, he wants to make a fresh start. His new life is going well until Matt returns to his cottage to discover a grim warning on his doorstop. The message is clear – Leave now and go back to London.Not wanting to give ... read more
Almodovar meets Orwell in this acclaimed, fast-paced contemporary noir novel exposing the most shameful secrets of the Franco eraa finalist for the Grand Prix des Lectrices d’Elle and winner of the Prix Plaidoiries pour un polar at the Festival Clameur(s) of DijonPresent-day Spain, a time of economic crisis and resurgent populist nationalism. The radical right has just won the election after ... read more
JAMES RYKER IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER.I need your help. Call me.Ex-intelligence agent James Ryker receives a coded message through a secret drop point, a means of communication known only to him and one other person. The problem is, that person is his ex-boss, Mackie... and he’s already dead.But the cry for help is real, and it’s a request Ryker can’t refuse.Travelling to New York alone and... read more
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A full-time freelance copy editor and proofreader of middle grade and YA fiction and nonfiction for major publishers.
Highly experienced editor specialising in children's books. From critiques to copy-editing, my skills are here to help your story shine.