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England, February 2018
‘The Beast from the East’ – a deadly combination of below-freezing temperatures, torrential rain and flurries of snow – has swept across the British Isles.
Most people are merely inconvenienced by it, but for some, the deadly storm will change their lives forever. With the icy conditions on the roads making navigating rush hour more perilous than ever, it only takes a moment for an accident to occur. Hannah Graham wakes up in hospital, suffering a life-changing injury – but she has no memory of the crash. Joe Parker escapes the accident but the person he loves most is not so lucky. Alan and Cassie Jones receive the worst news a parent can imagine a few hours after the collision. Three families have been affected, but who was to blame? As they struggle to piece their lives back together, can anything good come out of something so devasting?
THE ACCIDENT is a thought-provoking domestic thriller that will pull at your emotions and stay with you long after the pages have turned.
Eleven-year-old Danny Stone is brutally snatched from the street on his way home from school.
He finds himself imprisoned in a semi-derelict building, alone, cold and terrified of what might happen to him. Danny’s parents, Martha and Richard, are thrust into an unimaginable nightmare.With their only child missing and a ransom demanded, they are forced to meet the kidnappers’ demands or lose their son forever. As family secrets bubble to the surface, the Stone’s marriage is put under strain.
Will Danny make it out alive? Can his parents save him? Or will one horrific moment cause irreparable damage to all three of their lives…?
SNATCHED is a page-turning kidnapping thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. This emotional psychological thriller will stay with you long after the pages have turned.
“Such an intriguing read which had me gripped from early on – a compelling story with an ending that keeps you guessing and a heartfelt beautiful epilogue that sums up the amount of research needed to portray this storyline with the desired emotion and feeling brilliant.”
“I was hooked on this book till the very end…..brilliant last few pages….not what you expected to hear… a brilliant read.”
A heart-wrenching kidnapping thriller. Perfect for fans of Cara Hunter, Liane Moriarty, LJ Ross and Lisa Jewell. What do you do when the unthinkable happens?
A carefree birthday party goes horribly wrong. The children scatter to play hide and seek. But one little girl never returns.
Three-year-old Grace has vanished without a trace. Fourteen years later with the case long-since gone cold, Grace’s family have done their best to move on. But her sister, Elise, has never given up hope. And now Elise thinks she may have found her… Is Elise going crazy? Could Grace really have returned? And if she has, where was she taken…?
ABDUCTION is a page-turning kidnapping mystery which confronts every parent’s worst nightmare. This emotional psychological thriller will stay with you long after the pages have turned.
“I loved this book, full of twists and turns, couldn’t put it down. I couldn’t wait to get to the end to complete the story, a truly amazing read.”
“I loved it!! The type of book that you can’t put down and needed to read to the end. A sad event that brought such emotion and feel for each character.”
Her co-workers quickly accept her as one of their own, and it seems that finally she has everything she’s ever wanted in life, but is it so easy to shake off the hurt of the past? As events begin to conspire against her, Claire receives one shock after another, and her world begins to unravel as the past catches up with the present. Is it possible that dreams really can come true and that Claire can have the future she really wants and deserves, rather than settling for second best?
“Fantastic story full of colourful characters. A twist you don’t see coming and lots of reasons to smile. Brilliant as always!”
“Another lovely read by Gillian. Think you know where it is heading then bang, along comes the twist. A lovely story makes you feel warm inside.”
An agony aunt should have all the answers, drawn from the experience of her own perfect life, right? With a loving husband, two point four beautiful children and a charming home which is always neat as a pin, right? Wrong!
Laura Green’s life is hurtling downhill fast. Her husband has left her and their three children for a younger woman. She has a teenage daughter who isn’t speaking to her, and a mother who is living on another planet.
Throw into the mix a pushy, unwanted admirer and a best friend who has moved several hundred miles away and Laura is close to breaking point. Just when she thinks life couldn’t possibly get any worse, the letters begin to arrive…
“As with all of Gillian’s books this didn’t disappoint. Kept me guessing about the culprit til the end. Could empathise with Laura and her problems as a mum. A brilliant read!”
Victoria Patterson is in love with Josh Harper and daring to hope that she has at last found her soul mate. With the perfect job as a nurse on the ICU unit in a Manchester hospital, her future looks rosy, but is Josh really the man for her?
Sarah Jamieson is a midwife in Edinburgh and happily married with two beautiful children. Her participation in the making of a television documentary about maternity care in Edinburgh, resurrects painful memories of one of the worst times in her life.
One cold autumn evening, an extraordinary event stuns Victoria and changes the course of her life completely, eventually bringing the two women together and fulfilling the dreams of them both.
“I read this book in an afternoon – it was a heartwarming story. Gillian is one of my favourite authors and I couldn’t believe there was a book I hadn’t read.”
When Helen Reid is diagnosed with terminal cancer, time suddenly became a precious commodity, a gift not to be wasted. Attempting to make the most of her few remaining months, Helen plans to travel to Canada and enjoy time with family and friends. But the past is drawing her back to the very worst period in her life, to an incident which even now, years later, brings shame and regret. Is it possible to make restitution for that awful event which has haunted her over the years? Revisiting her home town brings Helen into contact with people she would rather not meet again but determination spurs her on to do what should have been done forty years ago, something which will hopefully bring the peace Helen so desperately needs.
“A beautiful story well presented. The reality of it could be felt with all those involved.”
These stories are full of humour, wit, tongue in cheek, or the simply mischievous! All stories are inspired by life, love, animals and chocolate. The perfect companion to tea and cake!
“I’m one of Gillians biggest fans and this collection of short stories did not disappoint. A dip into other people’s lives.”
“I enjoyed reading the book, sometimes I just want to read something short and this was perfect !!! Great reading!”
With an easy to read format and presented in a simple way, cutting through jargon, it offers down to earth help and support. The text is purposely short with chapters which can, if desired, be dipped into rather than read from cover to cover. It is a guide to the journey of regaining your self-respect and love of life, in order to live your life as a whole person and finally shake off the shadows of the past.
“Lovely well written honest book for anyone who has been in this awful situation. Made me feel someone understands how I feel for once.”
‘This book is honest, open and compassionate.’