Psychological thriller Bright Lies asks: what would you sacrifice for love? Jack was homeless and friendless, but he’s turned his life around. Now, he’s a DJ in Birmingham’s trendy Digbeth, with ambitions to open his own club. When he rescues Emily from the streets, he just sees a woman in trouble. He doesn’t know she’s only 15 and trapped in a web of secrets and lies. As she faces the ultimate threat, Jack can save her only if he kisses goodbye to his future…
Awarded 5 stars by respected US website Readers’ Favorite, Bright Lies was described by their reviewer as “compelling drama that will keep you turning page after page”!
Join me for the book’s online book launch on Monday 23rd November at 8pm. In a discussion chaired by radio host Michael MacMahon, I’ll be chatting with ex-police officer Marie Wright and forensic psychologist Prudence S Thomas. Book free tickets here.
As I love the buzzy city of Birmingham, I was thrilled to tell local radio listeners about Marty Bridges and Kat White, the feisty protagonists of the Trail series. Marty is, of course, a hard-nosed Brummie businessman, while glamorous Kat has adopted the city as the home of her premium craft vodka. Listen to Dave Massey’s Brum Radio show at 8 minutes in.
Boost your Mood with a Book
There’s no need to be blue if you’re staying in to stay safe. It’s well-known that reading can lift your mood, so why not curl up with a book? Journalist Emily Lowes has masses of self-care inspiration in her blog, including a 5 minute guided mindfulness session and a carefully curated reading list. I’m thrilled that it features the Trail series!
Pleased to meet you!
Live events planned for the spring have sadly been cancelled because of the Coronavirus. However, I love meeting readers, and I’ll keep you posted about live readings of my fiction both on this page and in my newsletter (sign up here and get a free e-book).
and the reading is easy. Hark back to those lazy, crazy days with a sizzling summer mystery. Read my fabulous FREE short crime story, “Pebbles”, premiered at a reading at Birmingham’s Gunmakers Arms on 8th July.
The Magic Money Tree! A crime story on the radio…
John Bly makes a fortune from New Year’s Eve evildoing, so why should this time be any different? This festive little crime story was broadcast by BBC Radio Bristol. Want to hear it? You can see me reading the story in this video, and download it to read yourself here.
Easy reading with large print!
Did you know 10% of us are dyslexic? I believe everyone deserves a paperback that’s easy to read, so I’m thrilled that all of my books are available in a dyslexia-friendly large print format as well as standard paperback and ebook editions. Bright Lies is on sale in a more traditional large print format too. Find out more here.
If you have an old copy of Up In Smoke – with a cover decorated with dollar signs – let me know, and I’ll replace it with a new one. I’ve made a few tweaks to the book, and I’d like you to have the most up to date version – with Donna Marie Finn’s brilliant new book cover, right. Just email me at aaabbott[at]aaabbott.co.uk. I’ll send new e-books anywhere in the world and swap paperbacks in the UK (to send back your paperback, email me for my address, please. I’ll send you a new book as soon as I receive yours).