Category: Contemporary Fiction

  • #LoveSongsforSceptics

    My brother’s getting married in a few weeks and asked for help picking a song for his first dance. I suggested Kiss’s ‘Love’s a Slap in the Face’. It didn’t go down well. When she was a teenager, Zoë Frixos fell in love with Simon Baxter, her best friend and the boy next door. But […]

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  • #TheHighMoments

    New Year’s Day is the ultimate cliché for Scarlett: hangover, check feeling weepy, check broken sense of self, check check check Jobless and stuck living at home with an academic mother who has no time for pep-talks, the one saving grace for Scarlett is that her friend, Billie, still works at the pub down the […]

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  • #DaisyCoopersRulesForLiving

    Daisy Cooper’s life has been pretty uneventful – until the moment it suddenly ends. Unfortunately, her death is (literally) an accident: Daisy wasn’t meant to die for another fifty years. One terrible, embarrassing clerical error is behind it – and Death himself is to blame. As Daisy battles against her new reality, she starts to […]

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  • #WeBeginAtTheEnd

    ‘You can’t save someone that doesn’t want to be saved . . . ‘For some people, trouble just finds them.‘ Thirty years ago, Vincent King became a killer. Now, he’s been released from prison and is back in his hometown of Cape Haven, California. Not everyone is pleased to see him. Like Star Radley, his […]

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  • #TheAuthenticityProject

    Six strangers with one universal thing in common: their lives aren’t always what they make them out to be. What would happen if they told the truth instead? Julian Jessop is tired of hiding the deep loneliness he feels. So he begins The Authenticity Project – a small green notebook containing the truth about his […]

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  • #JackAndBet

    Friday 13th March 2020 Even the longest marriages have their secrets . . . Jack Chalmers is a man of few words, married to a woman of many. He and Bet have been together for seventy years – almost a lifetime – and happily so, for the most part. All Jack and Bet want is […]

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