I live in a small village in the lovely county of Cumbria, although my books are set in Oxfordshire where I was born and raised. I spent five years serving in the Royal Navy on submarines in the late 70's/early 80's. The navy introduced me to lots of different characters and taught me the importance of teamwork and acting responsibly.
I have always had an overwhelming urge to write. Poems, short stories, novels, even random stuff that just pops into my head. I sold a couple of short stories to magazines back in the nineties, but then I was widowed and left on my own to raise two young daughters. I didn't write for a long time as I adjusted to my new role in life. Now, thankfully, I have rediscovered my passion for writing and it's all systems go!
My three favourite authors are Stephen King, Tom Sharpe and Catherine Cookson. My favourite book is Misery by Stephen King, and I think the film adaptation is superb.
The Revelation Room
Whilst searching for a missing girl, private investigator Geoff Whittle is kidnapped by a highly dangerous cult. Close to death, he makes a desperate call to his son, Ben, asking for help. He tells Ben not to call the police because "everyone will die". Haunted by the phone call and terrified by what they might find, Ben and his friend, Maddie, track down one of the cult members spreading the word in Oxford city centre. They soon realise that their only option is to join the cult and rescue Ben's father from the inside.
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