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After 20 years working as a journalist on some of the biggest magazine brands in the UK, including Grazia, heat and ELLE, my first crime novel was published in March 2016.

9781447284178 hardbackGone Astray chronicles the disappearance of a teenage girl called Rosie Kinnock whose parents Mack and Lesley previously won £15 million on the lottery.

The police investigation is told from the perspective of the Family Liaison Officer – DC Maggie Neville – assigned to the Kinnocks to support them during the search for their daughter.

Gone Astray is the first crime series to feature a FLO as the central police character.

Read the first chapter of Gone Astray at

“Stunningly accomplished debut”

The Daily Mail described Gone Astray as a ‘stunningly accomplished debut… deserves to shoot to the top of the bestseller lists’ while Stylist called it ‘a full-bodied police procedural thriller from start to finish – with a whirlwind plot and sensational sub-stories, it’s a real binge-read kind of book’.

Fabulous said it was ‘a clever but all too believable crime thriller that’s right on the money when it comes to creepy, twisted plots, while Bella’s verdict was ‘gripping’. 

Red called Gone Astray “gritty, no-nonsense” and named it one of the 9 best new crime thrillers to read in 2016.

Gone Astray has also been named one of’s Stunning Debuts of 2016 and was also among DeadGoodBooks’ Debuts To Watch Out For in 2016.


My next novel, Wrong Place, another DC Maggie Neville thriller, will be published in February 2017.