Motherhood can be a life-affirming experience but for Lucy, nothing comes naturally. She can’t trust herself with her baby and there’s good reason she thinks she’s a bad mother.
One of my toughest novels to write so far, The Affair is about fifteen year old Scarlett’s first relationship. She describes it as a love affair, her mum, Nina calls it abuse.
The Goodbye Gift is the first novel I’ve written where I didn’t know how it would end. I knew at the outset that one of my characters would be an organ donor but I had to write their stories as if one of their lives wasn’t about to end…
The Child’s Secret (2016) – A girl is missing… Her parents are hiding something… Who pays the price?
The Missing Husband (2015) – What if you were pregnant and your husband disappeared one day? And what if you had a secret that might have driven him away?
Where I Found You (2014) – A chance meeting on the park bench offers both Maggie and Elsa a lifeline and a friend. As they reveal their hopes and heartaches, can they see themselves – and each other – clearly enough to help, before it’s too late?
Another Way to Fall (2013) – When Emma realises that she won’t now have time to achieve the things she dreamed of, she decides to write her perfect life in a story.
Yesterday’s Sun (Richard and Judy Book Club 2012) – How could you ever choose between your own life and the life of your child?
If you fancy a quick read then take a look at these short stories which are about 100 pages long and available as e-books.