Thursday 28 November 2019

What She Saw Last Night - UK paperback out now

It's paperback day in the UK! What She Saw Last Night is out in paperback now from all good bookshops, as well as ebook and audio.

If you like it, I'd love it if you would write a short review on Amazon or Goodreads (on the other hand, if you hate it, I'm okay with you not doing that).

It's had some great reviews from readers, bloggers and the press. Scroll down to find out more, and you can buy from the links below.

UK paperback
Big Cartel (signed copies)
UK audio

A secret that could kill her.

A truth no one believes...

Jenny Bowen is going home. Boarding the Caledonian Sleeper, all she wants to do is forget about her upcoming divorce and relax on the ten-hour journey through the night.

In her search for her cabin, Jenny helps a panicked woman with a young girl she assumes to be her daughter. Then she finds her compartment and falls straight to sleep.

Waking in the night, Jenny discovers the woman dead in her cabin ... but there's no sign of the little girl. The train company have no record of a child being booked on the train, and CCTV shows the dead woman boarding alone.

The police don't believe Jenny, and soon she tries to put the incident out of her head and tells herself that everyone else is right: she must have imagined the little girl.

But deep down, she knows that isn't the truth.


"If you like your thrillers fast-paced, with lots of surprises along the way, this is
definitely for you." - Heat

"A chase thriller that begins as a locked-room puzzle" - Morning Star

"A truly original thriller, reminiscent of Hitchcock and Christie. " - Woman's Way 

"A taut, emotional thriller that rolls along at speed before derailing you several times - this is gut-punchingly good." - SJI Holliday 

"A killer premise combined with page-turning, pulse-pounding suspense - this brilliant psychological thriller is a real must read!" - Stephanie Marland 

"A pacy, high-octane thriller with shades of John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock and a brilliant premise." - Paddy Magrane 

Tuesday 26 November 2019

What She Saw Last Night - blog tour and reviews

Excitingly, I have a blog tour for the first time, ahead of UK paperback publication of What She Saw Last Night on Thursday. It's a mammoth tour with over 40 blogs involved, coordinated by the indefatigable Tracy Fenton of 

The first batch are already up, and I'll be sharing as they're posted. It's fantastic to see so many passionate book bloggers enjoying the book and telling people about it.

There's been a flurry of press reviews too, including...

Heat, who I'm pleased caught the Lady Vanishes influence...

Woman's Way, who called it "A truly original thriller, reminiscent of Hitchcock and Christie." Which I'll definitely take.

The Crack, who said "the author keeps a cracking pace up and this tall tale more or less on the tracks."

...and finally the Morning Star, where Mat Coward accurately calls it "a chase thriller that begins as a locked-room puzzle", and puts me in flattering company with Jessica Eames, Jenny Blackhurst, and The Boss himself:


What She Saw Last Night is out in paperback in the UK this Thursday, but to be honest it'll most likely turn up tomorrow if you order it right now.

Sunday 3 November 2019

What She Saw Last Night - paperback tour

What She Saw Last Night is published in paperback in the UK later this month (either on the 26th or 28th, depending on whether you believe Amazon or Waterstones).

To celebrate, I'm doing three Train Noir events with Susi Holliday, of which more here, and two solo library events for Book Week Scotland.

18 November - Aberdeen (with SJI Holliday)
Central Library, 6pm

19 November - Glasgow
Dennistoun Library, 6:30pm

21 November - Kilbirnie
Kilbirnie Library, 6:30pm

22 November - Oban (with SJI Holliday)
Waterstones Oban, 7pm

25 November - Edinburgh (with SJI Holliday)
Waterstones Princes Street, 6:30pm

As far as I'm aware, all of these are free but ticketed, so get in touch with the venue for more details. Hope to see you on the trail!

What She Saw Last Night is available in ebook and audio now, and UK paperback from November 2019: click here to buy