No sooner has author Emma Kavanagh’s debut novel hit the bookshelves, than hot on its heels comes her second, latest psychological thriller.
Planning way ahead, Philippa Cotton at the Cornerstone Press Office, sent me through a paperback copy of Hidden, as part of my agreement to take part in a virtual blog tour for the book, in April 2015. So whilst I shall run a few promotional posts between now and then, I shall be including my final review of the book in my tour post.
Have You Ever Felt Watched?
A gunman is stalking the wards of a local hospital. He’s unidentified and dangerous, and he has to be located. Urgently.
Police Firearms Officer Aden McCarthy is tasked with tracking him down. Still troubled by the shooting of a schoolboy, Aden is determined to make amends by finding the gunman – before it’s too late.
To psychologist Imogen, hospital should be a place of healing and safety – both for her, and for her young niece who’s recently been admitted. She’s heard about the gunman, but he has little to do with her. Or has he?
As time ticks down, no one knows who the gunman’s next target will be. But he’s there. Hiding in plain sight. Far closer than anyone thinks…
Emma was born and raised in Swansea, South Wales and, and first announced that she wanted to be a writer at the grand old age of 5. She believes that she was dazzled by the riches that would fall to writers after being awarded a gold star and a lollipop for a 6 line short story. Ah, the ignorance of youth.
Emma took a somewhat circuitous route to authordom. Having decided that if she was going to write then she perhaps needed something to write about, she studied psychology in Cardiff University and then, continued on into her PhD. The logical step, having achieved her much longed for doctorate, was to carry on into psychological research.
She started her own consultancy business, specialising in providing training to police officers and military personnel on the psychology of critical incidents. Her main area of focus was the use of firearms and she spent many fulfilling years travelling across the UK and Europe providing training and consultancy to police forces and NATO. It was, by anyone’s standards, an unusual life.
But still, it wasn’t writing. So, now that she had something to say, Emma faced the demon of the blank screen and started to write her first book. It was not good. It was, however, undeniably a book shaped creation and it gave her the courage to try again. This next book was better, although still, the holy grail of the publisher’s deal remained just out of reach. She took some time off, had her first son, and then, when he was three months old began to write the book that would become Falling, her debut psychological thriller.
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Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’
Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’
Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!