Suspense and Thriller
LIES BEHIND THE RUIN by Helen Matthews
A fresh start or a deadly ending?
'I’m finding it hard to put into words how much I loved Lies Behind the Ruin without giving away too much'
Emma Willshire has overcome plenty of obstacles in her life. From student bride to single mum of a son, Owen, but she has found happiness with her second husband, Paul and another child, Mollie. Emma's dark days seem far behind her until a fatal accident happens at Paul's work and he is held responsible. On holiday in France, Paul's behaviour turns erratic. On impulse, he buys a cheap, dilapidated property and, to Emma's dismay, persuades her they can renovate it into a holiday home. Back in England, their problems spiral out of control. Escape to a new life in France seems the only solution, but with heart-breaking loss for Emma. As the couple strive to renovate their ruin and open a small business, shadows from the past threaten their happiness and safety. Because, how can you build a new life on toxic foundations?
PIVOTAL by Nikki Vallance
A family legacy with difficult conditions attached. A female-led ensemble
Finalist for The People's Book Prize 2019 and Page Turner Awards
'The whole book was very different, highly original, its construction impeccable, its characters enthralling'
Four lives. Three siblings. Two secrets. One Pivotal moment.When a mysterious bequest throws the lives of four women into chaos, they seek support from hypnotherapist, Dr Kath O' Hannon. Through a process of self-discovery, their new found knowledge weighs heavily, as they unpick four decades of life choices, and are forced to make bold decisions about the next stage of their journeys. Pivotal is a split-narrative, relationship mystery portraying the impact of a life-changing moment on four women with seemingly unconnected lives.