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Book News – Amanda Robson Reveals New Book Obsession

ObsessionIf you’re a fan of Paula Hawkins and BA Paris, then the new book by Amanda Robson called ‘Obsession’ is just the book for you.

What the back cover says

It is a simple question – a little game – that will destroy her life.

Carly and Rob are a perfect couple. They share happy lives with their children and their close friends Craig and Jenny. They’re lucky. But beneath the surface, no relationship is simple: can another woman’s husband and another man’s wife ever just be good friends?

Little by little, Carly’s question sends her life spiralling out of control, as she begins to doubt everything she thought was true. Who can she trust? The man she has promised to stick by forever, or the best friend she has known for years? And is Carly being entirely honest with either of them?

Obsession is a dark, twisting thriller about how quickly our lives can fall apart when we act on our desires.

I don’t know about you, but this is a book I’m definitely looking forward to reading!

You can pre-order the ebook of Obsession from Amazon from 4th May 2017 and the paperback will be available to buy from 1st June 2017.

Lindsey Kelk Reveals New Book – We Were On A Break

We Were On A BreakLindsey Kelk has revealed her latest book and it seems that she is taking a break from her Tess Brookes series with her new book called ‘We Were On A Break’.

The story of ‘We Were On A Break’ is –

‘You’ve just had a holiday,’ I pointed out, trying not to yawn. ‘Wasn’t that enough of a break?’

‘I don’t mean that kind of break.’

There’s nothing worse than the last day of holiday. Oh wait, there is. When what should have been a proposal turns into a break, Liv and Adam find themselves on opposite sides of the life they had mapped out.

Friends and family all think they’re crazy; Liv throws herself into work – animals are so much simpler than humans – and Adam tries to get himself out of the hole he’s dug. But as the short break becomes a chasm, can they find a way back to each other?

More importantly, do they want to?

Another heartwarming and hilarious new romantic comedy from the Sunday Times bestselling author, I can’t wait to be snuggled up this funny tale.

You can pre-order We Were On a Break from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 6th October 2016.

Cecelia Ahern Reveals New Book – Lyrebird

LyrebirdCecelia Ahern is back this November with her latest magical book, called ‘Lyrebird’.

The story of ‘Lyrebird’ is –

Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her, and who you are after.

A documentary crew discover a mysterious young women living alone in the mountains of West Cork. Strikingly beautiful she has an extraordinary talent for mimicry, like the famous Australian Lyrebird. The crew, fascinated, make her the subject of her story, and bestow the nickname upon her.

When they leave, they take Lyrebird with them back to the city. But as she leaves behind her peaceful life to learn about a new world, is she also leaving behind a part of herself? For her new friend Solomon the answer isn’t clear. When you find a rare and precious thing, should you share it – or protect it…

Another intriguing and mysterious story from one of Ireland’s loved authors, ‘Lyrebird’ sounds like an captivating read.

You can pre-order Lyrebird from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 3rd November 2016.

Who’s That Girl? By Mhairi McFarlane

Who's That Girl?‘Who’s That Girl?’is the latest book by Mhairi McFarlane

When Edie is caught in a compromising position at her colleagues’ wedding, all the blame falls on her – turns out that personal popularity in the office is not that different from your schooldays. Shamed online and ostracised by everyone she knows, her boss suggests an extended sabbatical – ghostwriting an autobiography for hot new acting talent, Elliot Owen. Easy, right? Wrong. Banished back to her home town of Nottingham, Edie is not only dealing with a man who probably hasn’t heard the word ‘no’ in a decade, but also suffering an excruciating regression to her teenage years as she moves back in with her widowed father and judgey, layabout sister. When the world is asking who you are, it’s hard not to question yourself. Who’s that girl? Edie is ready to find out.

It’s fair to say that Mhairi McFarlane is one of my favourite authors, her stories are clever with witty dialogue and she always creates a heroine, that I would love as a friend to go out with.

The story begins when copywriter, Edie attends a wedding of her work colleagues and ends up being kissed by the groom. Hailed as the scarlett woman, she leaves the bright lights of London for her home in Nottingham. Her understanding boss has given her a project that she can work on whilst in Nottingham as her colleagues pass around a petition to get her to leave the agency. Her new job is become a ghostwriter for Elliot Owen’s autobiography, a young British actor who is taking the world by storm with his new medieval series. The story follows on as the pair work together and Edie tries to sort out her messy life.

The thing with Mhairi, is she creates characters that you care about and this was the case with Edie, our reluctant heroine of the story. Stuck in an unfortunate position of being hailed as a marriage wrecker, she retreats home to distance herself from the drama. She’s an inspirational sweetheart of a character, outspoken, witty and slightly damaged from her past. She made me laugh with her unique dialogue and her interactions with her bossy, spoilt and save the planet younger sister Meg and troubled father. The family are dysfunctional due to their history and each one has issues that they bottle up. Elliott is a charming man and is very lovable with his humour and banter and the moments Edie has with him makes for poignant and tender scenes.

The story is riddled with so many fabulous characters, that had me gasping in shock and delight at people’s behaviour. One particular character is Margot, Edie’s nosy neighbour who Edie who grows close to as they share alcohol and cake and reminisce on old times.

I genuinely loved this story so much, that I have bags under my eyes to prove it, as I spent the last couple of nights sitting up late reading. It’s funny from the very beginning and is filled with charming and relatable characters that you can’t help falling in love with. A modern love story, riddled with drama, old ghosts and a moody sister, ‘Who’s That Girl?’ is a deliciously honest, tender and fun tale that leaves the reader bursting for more.

You can pre-order Who’s That Girl? from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from April 2016.

Fiona Gibson’s Writers Tip

“FionaIf your aim is to write light, humorous fiction, then it’s important that the process is as fun as you can make it. I think we can all pay too much attention to that inner critic – the voice in our head that keeps telling us, ‘This is awful. You’re wasting your time!’ In fact, a first draft is usually going to be pretty ropey with billions of faults, but the important thing is to keep on, and finish it, then go back and polish it up. Also, do bear in mind that commercial fiction does need to rollick along at quite a sprightly pace, so be ruthless at cutting and trimming back, as you edit. You want your reader to be pulled along with you, desperate to know what happens next.