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C. J. Cooke - Author

About the Author

C.J. Cooke is an acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist and academic with numerous other publications under the name of Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Born in Belfast, she has a PhD in Literature from Queen's University, Belfast, and is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, where she researches creative writing interventions for mental health. I KNOW MY NAME was C.J. Cooke's first psychological drama and was inspired by her creative work in mental health.There is a TV adaptation is in development. C.J. Cooke lives by the sea with her family.

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The Blame Game

The Blame Game

Author: C. J. Cooke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2019

ONE DIED. WHO LIED? A horrific car crash in Belize has devastated Helen Pengilly's family, leaving her daughter in a coma and her husband Michael missing. Alone and terrified, Helen's memory is dragged back to that day 22 years ago. To protect their family, Helen and Michael both said they would forget what happened. But now it seems that there is someone who will stop at nothing to make them remember... Who is playing the blame game? What readers are saying about The Blame Game: `addictive and powerful' `A cleverly crafted thriller with a unique story' `a great read' `A heart-wrenching story of grief, guilt and family, and the extreme lengths you'll go to save those you love' `This is a book all psychological thriller lovers should read... addictive' `A fantastic, edge of the seat family expedition turning into a gripping read' `A real page-turner' PRAISE FOR C.J. COOKE: `Grip-lit at its best' ELLE `Stunning' C.L. TAYLOR `Will keep you guessing the whole way through!' C.J. TUDOR

Broken Memory

Broken Memory

Author: C. J. Cooke Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2018

Du weit nicht, wer du bist. Du weit nicht, wer sie sind. Aber sie kennen deinen Namen. Raffiniert, abgrndig, manipulativ - Intelligente psychologische Spannung aus der Feder der preisgekrnten irischen Autorin C.J.Cooke, die Sie garantiert bis zur letzten Seite gefangen nehmen wird!Eine Frau erwacht am einsamen Strand einer Insel im Mittelmeer, verletzt und ohne jede Erinnerung. Zum Glck wird sie von vier Freunden, von Beruf Schriftsteller und Autoren, gefunden, die diese Insel als Rckzugsort gewhlt haben, um sich in Einsamkeit und karger Abgeschiedenheit ganz dem Bcherschreiben und Schreibprozess widmen zu knnen. Sie wollen sich um die gestrandete Frau kmmern, bis sie ihr Trauma berwunden hat, ihre Erinnerung zurckgekehrt ist und es ihr gut genug geht, um die Insel zu verlassen. Doch irgendetwas stimmt nicht mit den zwei Mnnern und zwei Frauen, das kann ihr unfreiwilliger Gast, auch mit Gedchtnisverlust, fhlen: Jeder von ihnen scheint etwas zu verbergen - und: Was wissen sie wirklich ber ihren Gast?Zeitgleich sucht man in London verzweifelt nach einer jungen Mutter und Ehefrau, die am helllichten Tag spurlos verschwunden ist. Ohne Geld und Ausweis, ohne Koffer oder Auto, ohne Flugticket und ohne ihre Kinder. Sie ist spurlos verschwunden. Der Ehemann verzweifelt. Stck fr Stck lassen die Ermittlungen die perfekte Fassade von Ehe- und Familienglck brckeln Auf intelligente und hochspannende Art und Weise spielt die Autorin C.J. Cooke, die sich an der Universitt in Glasgow mit der literarischen Gestaltung psychisch labiler Helden beschftigt, in ihrem Psycho-Thriller "e;Broken memory"e; mit Themen wie Erinnerung, Gedchtnisverlust, Identitt und Mutterschaft.

I Know My Name

I Know My Name

Author: C. J. Cooke Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2017

...But what if that's the only thing you can remember? Kommeno Island, Greece: I don't know where I am, who I am. Help me. A woman is washed up on a remote Greek island with no recollection of who she is or how she got there. Potter's Lane, Twickenham, London: Eloise Shelley is officially missing. Lochlan's wife has vanished into thin air, leaving their toddler and twelve-week-old baby alone. Her money, car and passport are all in the house, with no signs of foul play. Every clue the police turn up means someone has told a lie... Does a husband ever truly know his wife? Or a wife know her husband? Why is Eloise missing? Why did she forget? The truth is found in these pages...

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