I am delighted to let you know that the third novel in the Diana Rivers mystery series is now available online on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk ( as well as our continental cousins sites of Amazon.de, .fr, it and .es).
This book, "The Surgeon's Blade" is more grittier and more of a mystery thriller than the previous two novels of the series, "The Assassins' Village" and "Children of The Plantation" and the early reviews describe it as more chilling, tense and a ‘real corker of a read’. I've listened to my followers and friends and I hope I've come up with a new novel that will have great appeal to a wide audience.
I have included a short synopsis to whet your appetites and sincerely look forward to hearing your own reviews about the new book.
When nursing sister, Libby Hunter wakes up in hospital following a traumatic sailing accident she discovers two deeply disturbing things. One - she has lost her memory and two – the stranger, (Nigel) whom she finds sitting by her bedside when she awakes claims to be her fiancé.
During her hospital stay, Libby regains most of her memory, except the bizarre thing is she cannot remember ever being engaged to surgeon, Nigel. Against her will Nigel persuades Libby into agreeing to move in with him. Working on instinct she finds excuses to put him off until she is completely sure of her true feelings.
During a series of attacks on nurses in London and Southampton, Libby finds herself in great danger when her home is broken into one night. Who is the intruder and does he plan on harming her? And is this connected in any way to the recent attacks on nursing staff. Will Libby be the attacker’s latest targeted victim?
Distressed Libby turns to pilot, Robert for help and understanding, but is he as respectable and kind as he appears to be? Is her fiancé, Nigel trustworthy, especially when his ex-wife, Stella enters the scene and Libby suspects them of rekindling their relationship?
The night time intrusion to Libby’s house sets in motion a downwards spiral of cataclysmic and terrifying events, culminating in our favourite sleuth, Diana Rivers stepping in to help solve the case in this chilling mystery thriller.
For a glimpse of early reviews please go to: Amazon Customer 5 Star Reviews
I was born in Manchester and educated in Singapore, Malaya and Hampshire, England. I qualified as a Registered nurse and after some years changed careers to oversee a number of travel and sport related companies.
In 2005,I decided to read for a science degree with The Open University. I truly believe that the dedication and stamina needed to sit for a degree gave me the confidence to finish writing my first novel. January 2009 saw the publication of, “The Crossing”. This novel is based on a true incident and I thoroughly enjoyed the six months or so research that went into the book and the 18 months writing and editing.
In spring 2011 I published my second novel, “The Assassins' Village”, a murder mystery set in the Troodos Mountains of Cyprus. This novel was chosen as best book #1 on the Harper Collins/Authonomy site out of over 8000 books during November 2009. (Excerpt from the review can be found under my Amazon author page). Available in paperback and eBook.
Summer 2011, “Children of The Plantation” was published. This is the second in the bestselling Diana Rivers’s mystery series. This time the story is set in exotic Malaysia. “Children of The Plantation”was Amazon’s number 1 in movers and Shakers for 48 hours during October 2011.
I am thrilled with, “The Surgeon’s Blade”, book number three in my mystery thriller series and I sincerely hope you will be too. Please note any of the books of the series can be read in any order.
Finally, some of you may have looked at my books on Amazon and wondered what I have done with The Bamboo Mirror and Echoes of Life and Love. I have amalgamated both books into one volume now entitled, The Bamboo Mirror. This is an anthology of six stories ranging from ghost to mystery to murder and romance. Each story is written in a different style from the others as an experiment in writing and I hope you enjoy something that I consider a little different.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this and a huge thank you to my dedicated readers and followers to whom I owe so much.