A little taster

I don’t want to give too much away about my next novel, Winterdyke which I hope to publish before long, but I*’m going to share a little taster. I’m in the final stages, checking, double checking, and two really, really kind and eagle-eyed people, husband and a friend, reading it through, and filling in all the details to get it launched into the world!

This is the seventh in my series of books about Thomas Radwinter; the first was going to be a stand alone novel about Thomas exploring his family history. However, somehow it has become a series, and I hope this one, Winterdyke is a little different. I don’t want to say too much, I don’t want to spoil any surprises, so forgive me if I’m a little enigmatic.

Here is the excerpt from Winterdyke – Thomas is picked up to be taken to undertake some research for a family who live some way away from his home town, Easthope.

The whole thing was so unusual, and almost like something from a film that it really took my mind off how gloomy – and how alone I was feeling. The big black car had glided up outside my office, blocking the road it was so big, and with a real chauffeur in a black suit and black leather gloves. He took my bags and put them in the boot after opening the back door for me to climb in. I was sitting directly behind him, so I couldn’t converse, even if there hadn’t been a screen between us. He’d parked the car so I had to get in that side and I wondered if it’s what posh people do, sit behind the chauffeur?
He spoke to me over an intercom as we set off, going round the traffic island with the war memorial and then heading out of town towards Strand. He told me cold drinks were available in the fridge, and a flask of coffee or hot water for tea, and a selection of snacks.
I thanked him, trying to sound as if I travelled like this every day. He asked if I’d like the radio or music on, and I asked for Coast FM, our local station which plays a pretty bland selection of music, mostly light pop, cheering up songs… and I did want cheering up, I needed cheering up. I asked how long the journey would take and he said in a non-committal sort of a way, it depended on the traffic, which was obvious. He spoke in a closing-down-the conversation tone.

Here is a link to my other Radwinter books – do let me know what you think of them!


These are the titles in order:

  • Radwinter
  • Magick
  • Raddy and Syl
  • Beyond Hope
  • Earthquake
  • Saltpans

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