The Silence Before Thunder

She thought she knew them well.
Maybe not well enough.

'Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see' - Proverb
Link to The Silence Before Thunder Sample Chapter

It’s midsummer and the annual writing workshops are about to begin at the sprawling Devon home of novelist Eleanor Lambe. A motley crew of old friends arrive to act as tutors including her former lover, the poet Frank Marwell, and his new fiancée. There’s rivalry and tension in the air.

That same night, Eleanor falls from her clifftop garden and lies in hospital, damaged, silent. Her niece, Jo, arrives to sit at her bedside, confused and upset. They’re saying that Eleanor jumped, her romantic and professional life in tatters, but that’s not the feisty woman that Jo knew. And Eleanor’s home holds too many memories for her, both good and bad. But someone knows more than they are saying and Jo is determined to find out who.

A sensitively told and compelling mystery, infused with vivid characters, heartache, loss and a dash of humour.

Click on the book cover to read the first chapter.

Praise for The Silence Before Thunder

‘Storytelling at its best.’ A R Worton

‘A brilliant story. I struggled to put it down!’ Marilyn C

‘A wonderful read, which, like every good mystery, keeps us precariously on the edge from beginning to end.’ Lorraine Devon Wilke

‘A great read, a gripping mystery, in a beautifully evoked setting.’ Devongirl

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The Silence Before Thunder is also  available as a paperback from Amazon, and by order from Waterstones and most bookshops. It is also in stock at The Harbour Bookshop in Kingsbridge and the Dartmouth Community Bookshop.

Book Clubs

My books are sometimes chosen to be read by book clubs and I’m thrilled to know that people are engaging with my stories and characters. It’s also interesting for me to hear your impressions and to see my characters through your eyes. If you have decided to read The Silence Before Thunder and would like more information about it, do get in touch. If your club is local to me, I should be happy to come and discuss it with you at a meeting if you would like; alternatively, we may be able to hook up on Skype.

I have prepared a list of questions you may choose to consider after reading The Silence Before Thunder. Click here to download a copy for your club.

Book Clubs

My books are sometimes chosen to be read by book clubs and I’m thrilled to know that people are engaging with my stories and characters. It’s also interesting for me to hear your impressions and to see my characters through your eyes. If you have decided to read The Silence Before Thunder and would like more information about it, do get in touch. If your club is local to me, I should be happy to come and discuss it with you at a meeting if you would like; alternatively, we may be able to hook up on Skype.

I have prepared a list of questions you may choose to consider after reading The Silence Before Thunder. Click here to download a copy for your club. Be aware that the questions may contain spoilers!