I’ve had some great news. I won first prize in novel category of the Yeovil Prize. I can’t believe it! First prize! It was such a brilliant surprise and the fact that it is for the novel means such a lot. I had some fabulous comments on it from Sophie Hannah too. She said this about it:
‘I loved this because its emotionally and psychologically ambitious, has a strong compelling authorial voice, and is a psychological crime novel that gets right to the heart of why people do harm to one another. I liked the fact that the killer/baddie is not demonised, but rather shown to the reader in all her flawed complexity, so that we can’t help identifying with her. A brilliant brave idea, very well executed.’
That anyone would say this about something I’ve written is wonderful enough, but to get this from an actual crime writer? Amazing! I couldn’t be more pleased.