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The Photograph

In a quiet Sydney suburb, soon-to-be-married Sonny Day sets off on his bike to catch the train to work. He never makes it to the station. After his fiancée Chrys reports him missing, DI India Hargreaves launches a low-key investigation.   

Weeks later, a man’s body is found, mutilated and buried, on a nearby building site, but it’s not Sonny, and with no solid leads, both investigations stall…until a letter arrives from Sonny, claiming he’s met someone else.  

Chrys insists Sonny wrote it under duress. She convinces India to investigate further, beginning with the photograph that came with the letter and ending in Scotland and the discovery of more mysterious deaths. But two questions remain unanswered. 

Whose body was buried on the building site? And where is Sonny Day? 

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The Wave

Lucy Jones and Kelly O’Brien each have their problems. When they meet in Phuket in December 2004 and share their troubles, the future begins to look more promising. Lucy devises a plan to help Kelly escape from her controlling, violent partner. But a tsunami sweeps through the resort causing tragedy and chaos. 

After recovering from her injuries, Lucy, whose husband died in the tsunami, travels to Llandudno in Wales to visit her in-laws. Thirteen years later, still in Llandudno and having established a successful business there, an unexpected visitor turns up on Lucy’s doorstep who turns her whole world upside down. She then has to consider how far she will go to protect all she holds dear. 

The Wave is a psychological thriller set in: Phuket, Thailand; Melbourne, Australia and Llandudno, Wales.

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Small Sacrifices

Be careful what you wish for.

She wanted to be famous. But not like this.

Ellen Gibson always dreamed of being a star. At a young age those dreams were shattered.

Discovering she holds the winning ticket in a 55-milion Powerball jackpot, Ellen sees it as her opportunity to be in the limelight. But at what cost?

Detective India Hargreaves and her small team are called in to investigate the disappearance of five- year-old Joshua Gibson, but the investigation is taken over by the big guns from Police Headquarters when it turns out to be a kidnapping.

When the media and the lead investigator suspect Ellen of being behind the kidnapping, her fame disintegrates into a nightmare and she seems powerless to stop events spiralling out of control …

Small Sacrifices is more than a crime/mystery story set in Australia. It will be available in paperback and e-book.

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Drawing Danger

When she was very young, Cate witnessed the murder of her mother.  The killer was never found. Cate’s never forgotten the killer’s face. He haunted her nightmares for many years.

Determined to keep the image of the man who murdered her mother alive in her head, Cate begins obsessively drawing him, which brings trouble for her at home and at school. However she can’t stop and continues her passion in secret, naively confident and determined that when she is an adult, the police will be able to help her trace this killer. Her first police visit brings disappointment. But after spotting the killer years later on a suburban street, she once again approaches the police. This time around, Cate’s visit to the police triggers a series of tragic deaths and puts her life at risk.

Will Cate be able to overcome her grief, feelings of guilt, and fear of endangering the lives of family members, to work closely with the police to catch this ruthless killer?

Set in England and Australia, ‘Drawing Danger’ is about a young woman’s struggle to bring her mother’s killer to justice. It is the first book in the Detective India Hargreaves series.


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The Breakdown

How desperate would you be if you lost your only daughter?

Annie Huxley, brought up by her grandparents on a remote cattle station, always believed her parents were dead. While on holiday with her family she decides to visit her parent’s graves in the NSW country town where she was born. There she discovers the first lie. It’s not long before Annie uncovers further riddles.

To discover the truth Annie has to track down her grandmother’s second husband Len in England. What she learns turns her world upside down. Could the impulsive actions by a grieving mother have shattered so many lives? Has Annie’s life been a complete work of fiction?

Returning to Australia, Annie makes contact with Detective India Hargreaves in an attempt to get to the bottom of it all. As things begin to move forward a suspicious death occurs which throws the investigation sideways …

THE BREAKDOWN is a crime mystery novel set in Australia and the UK. It is the second book in the Detective India Hargreaves series and is available to buy in both paperback and digital formats.

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