J.L. Harvey - Author

About the Author

The author has spent her working life in journalism and education.  Originally from Manchester, she now lives in a small village in Country Durham with her husband, collie dog and two horses. She has an MA in Creative Writing.

She has nearly completed her second novel, which will be published in the Spring, 2021.

Instagram: @dominoesjlhauthor

Featured books by J.L. Harvey

Crash

Crash

Author: J.L. Harvey Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Crash starts off as the perfect thriller novel. We follow a character called Alex Taylor who has woken up in a hospital after a near fatal car crash but he has no memory of the event. With such an exciting premise, it really hooks and pulls you into a world of unknowns that promises suspenseful mystery. But as the plot progresses it simmers down into being humdrum realist fiction that looks at the everyday, banal workings of village life. The affair that becomes the main focus of the story later on felt too rigid and elements of the writing such as the overuse of exclamatory sentences, meant to emphasise strong feelings of emotion, ended up having the opposite effect. However, I did enjoy its use of characterisation; Crash is a novel about people and in this regard it has a firm hold on human interaction and thought. This book is the ideal slow burn, character-driven story for the traditional reader. Lois Cudjoe, A LoveReading Ambassador

Dominoes

Dominoes

Author: J.L. Harvey Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2020

This is a very well written, composed and thoroughly enjoyable love story. A chance encounter at an airport between Jake and Amy sends their worlds spinning in a new direction. Each has their own partners and commitments, but as their instant connection develops into an affair, the fear of discovery, jealousy and threats from outside could put everything in jeopardy. This relationship tale has a dark and thrilling edge that builds suspense and keeps you reading until the very end. There are so many different ways that the author could have taken us with Dominoes, and the twists and turns along the way kept me gripped right to the last page. Only criticism is that I felt it stopped rather abruptly and unexpectedly. There are darker elements to this love story and in true Domino style, everything that unfolds is the result of the briefest, simplest of encounters. I thought that this book was very well crafted and I really enjoyed reading it. 

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