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Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy. She is the associate producer of Brit thrillers Deviation (2012) and Assassin (2015), both starring Danny Dyer. Lucy is also head reader for the London Screenwriters' Festival and has written two non-fiction books, Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplays, plus its follow-up Drama Screenplays. She lives in Devon with her husband, three children, six cats and five African Land Snails.
July 2017 Debut of the Month. Slickly suspenseful Brighton-set thriller in which the darkest recesses of human nature and social media are exposed following a young woman’s death. This dynamic debut tingles with tantalising twists, distrust and long-buried secrets.Out of the blue, Poppy gets a call from her mum telling her that her younger sister, India, has died after falling from a bridge over a railway line. Poppy left her Brighton hometown on bad terms with her family some years ago, but now she’s back, and she definitely doesn’t buy the view that India committed suicide. She needs to know what really happened to her little sister, and her investigation drags her into complex web of unraveling secrets and shifting identities. First there’s India’s intriguing fairytale-themed blog posts, which offer teasing insights into her sister’s life, and the trail soon leads her to question pretty much everyone, from the local would-be celeb playboy, to the boyfriend she left behind, and even her closest family. Taut, tense, and twisty in the extreme, the super-smart plot careers and spirals at breakneck speed. ~ Joanne Owen Click here to read a Q&A with L. V. Hay about this book.
After leaving her marriage to jealous, possessive oncologist Maxwell, Lily and her six-year-old son have a second chance at happiness with teacher Sebastian. Kind but vulnerable, Sebastian is the polar opposite of Maxwell, and the perfect match for Lily. After a whirlwind romance, they marry, and that's when things start to go wrong. Maxwell returns to the scene, determined to win back his family, and events soon spiral out of control. Lily and Sebastian find themselves not only fighting for their relationship, but also their lives.