A lovely end to the year!

A quick blog post before Christmas, and my final one of the year. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had some great news.

THE MISSING was listed as one of Kobo’s best books of 2016.


THE MISSING was also one of iTunes bestselling book of 2016.


And it was one of Google Play’s bestselling books of 2016!


I also found out that THE MISSING will be distributed as part of World Book Night in 2017 and my short story BIRD IN A CAGE will be featured in the Quick Reads DEAD SIMPLE crime anthology. DEAD SIMPLE also features stories by Clare Mackintosh, Harry Bingham and Mark Billingham and you can pre-order it now for just 99p (published on 2nd February).


Some of my newer readers might not know this but, before I turned to crime, I wrote two romantic comedies under the name Cally Taylor that were published by Orion. The second book, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, was made into a feature film by Jumpstart, an independent British film company. You can read about my experience of watching something I wrote come to life here. Or, if you fancy watching something cheery, you can now rent or buy the film from Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Playstation, XBOX or FilmFlex (Virgin). The DVD will be out next Christmas. Here’s the trailer on YouTube

And finally, earlier this week I went to Mayfair in London for my agent Madeleine Milburn’s Christmas party and what an excellent party it was!


I’ve received the page proofs for THE ESCAPE that I need to look over and I still need to write about 40,000 words of my YA thriller THE TREATMENT before my deadline on 10th February but I’m downing tools now until 27th December. Have a wonderful Christmas and New year.

Leave a Reply