It’s Goodreads Giveaway win number ten this week 🙂
THE BONES OF YOU
I have a gardener’s inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft‑petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer.
Children who don’t die before their parents.
When Kate receives a phone call with news that Rosie Anderson is missing, she’s stunned and disturbed. Rosie is eighteen, the same age as Kate’s daughter, and a beautiful, quiet, and kind young woman. Though the locals are optimistic—girls like Rosie don’t get into real trouble—Kate’s sense of foreboding is confirmed when Rosie is found fatally beaten and stabbed.
Who would kill the perfect daughter, from the perfect family? Yet the more Kate entwines herself with the Andersons—graceful mother Jo, renowned journalist father Neal, watchful younger sister Delphine—the more she is convinced that not everything is as it seems. Anonymous notes arrive, urging Kate to unravel the tangled threads of Rosie’s life and death, though she has no idea where they will lead.
Debbie Howells lives in West Sussex with her family. Having worked as cabin crew and a flying instructor, she then spent several years running a very successful wedding flower business.
She started writing as an escape from a busy summer of weddings. Her first books This Your Life and The Impossible Search for the Perfect Man were written under the pen name Susie Martyn and self-published as eBooks on Amazon.
Encouraged by positive feedback, Debbie used her love of flowers and first hand experience to write the contemporary women’s fiction novel Wildflowers, the first book self-published under her own name.
When none of the above secured her an agent, she started writing her first psychological thriller, The Bones of You and she is now proud to be represented worldwide, by Juliet Mushens of The Agency Group.
Catch up with all Debbie’s latest news at her website.
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The story around ‘The Bones Of You’, came from a growing awareness of the whole issue of emotional abuse. I studied psychology at university so why people are the way they are has always fascinated me. I just started reading and researching and it went from there. It’s about the power that some people are able to wield over others.
I have a quiet, obstinate belief that if you have a dream, you’re the only person who can make it happen. But I also know that, no matter how dedicated you are, at any second life can throw you a curveball and that there are other factors at play, such as timing, luck and opportunity, too. So, if you’ve ever wondered about that long-shot idea you have, that you’ve always pushed to the back of your mind, what do you have to lose? It’s worth taking a leap of faith for the simple reason that, unless you try, you’ll never know…
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Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’
Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’
Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’
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