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Novel Research

It’s an exciting day for me, my third novel, THE HALF TRUTH is published today. It’s a romantic suspense, set mainly on the south coast of the UK but also in London. I had some interesting search terms when researching it, things like, Glock 26 and Russian gang tattoos but my favourite was St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

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I’ve visited St Paul’s on several occasions, the first, as a child, when my sister, my mum and I stayed with my nan for a week. (She lived in De Beuvoir Square in London, which I also used in The Half Truth.) During that week, my nan took us to St Paul’s and I loved the Whispering Gallery – my sister and I had great fun whispering messages around the walls to each other. As an adult, I’ve appreciated the beauty and splendour of the building, both the interior and exterior.  Writing those scenes brought back very fond memories.

The Half truth

Every marriage has its secrets…

Tina Bolotnikov, widowed after her husband, Sasha, is killed in a car accident, relocates back to her hometown on the south coast of the UK, to bring up her young son. Her life back in London with her adored husband is now nothing but a memory; a history to pass onto her son.

DS John Nightingale saw his partner killed in the line of duty and has made it his personal and professional quest to bring to justice the Russian gang responsible. Five years on and the killer is still free but as reports come in of Sasha Bolotnikov’s brother returning to the UK, John is tasked with tracking him down and following him to the seaside town of Littlehampton.

Tina finds herself an unwitting connection to a world she knew nothing about. She thought she knew her husband. She thought their past was the truth. But now as the investigation draws her closer to DS Nightingale, professional lines are blurred, and only he holds the key to her future.

 

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8 thoughts on “Novel Research

  1. WAHOO! I am so excited and thrilled for you, Sue! Book 3 – The Half Truth! I loved the idea of this book from its infancy and cannot wait to read it. Many congratulations. You’re going from strength-to-strength and it’s fantastic to see. And what a fab cover, too. Wishing you a wonderful day 😀 xxx

    • Thank you, Laura. That workshop day was a great push for both of us. I hope you enjoy The Half Truth.

      Sue
      🙂 xx

  2. Woooo Hoooo!! Three cheers for our Sue! So excited for you. Many Congratulations on Publication Day. The Half Truth sounds great. I’m off to download my copy now. 🙂 Xxx

  3. Congratulations, Sue, you are totally on fire! I cannot wait to read this–will get my copy shortly. Happy launch day, and here’s hoping you sell zillions. Rock on! XX

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