I see I haven’t posted since February! I’ve had a busy few months and things will be getting even busier over the summer and the autumn. I’ve a good few crime reads stacked up to review which I’m going to get cracking on next week. In the meantime, here’s some book news from me.
My next novel, The Shadowing, is published on the 16th September. It’s another Rhiannon Ward book set this time in the 1830s.
When Hester, a Quaker living in Bristol, learns of her sister Mercy’s death at a Nottinghamshire workhouse, she travels to Southwell to find out how her sister ended up at such a place.
Haunted by her sister’s ghost, Hester sets out to uncover the truth, when the official story reported by the workhouse master proves to be untrue. Mercy was pregnant – both her and the baby are said to be dead of cholera, but the workhouse hasn’t had an outbreak for years.
Hester discovers a strange trend in the workhouse of children going missing. One woman tells her about the Pale Lady, a ghostly figure that steals babies in the night. Is this lady a myth or is something more sinister afoot at the Southwell poorhouse?
As Hester investigates, she uncovers a conspiracy, one that someone is determined to keep a secret, no matter the cost…
I hope you enjoy another slice of gothic. The Shadowing can be pre-ordered here.