The Beaten Track by Louise Mangos

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She thinks she is safe now that she’s home from her travels … but her nightmare has only just begun.

After her stalker takes his life and she’s jilted by a holiday lover, Sandrine comes home from her round-the-world backpacking trip perturbed, penniless and pregnant. She meets handsome, rich Scott who offers her love, security and all she and her new baby could ever wish for.

But their dream is about to turn into a nightmare …

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Published by Red Dog Press, The Beaten Track is released on 12 April 2022 in eBook, hardback and paperback. It can be preordered now from the Red Dog Press bookshop.

Limited special edition hardback

Order early to get one of 50 limited edition hardbacks of The Beaten Track. These are dedicated, signed and numbered by the author on bespoke bookplates and arrive giftwrapped and with a luxury bookmark a week before general release.

Link: The Beaten Track: limited edition

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About the author

Louise Mangos grew up in the UK but has spent more than half her life in Switzerland.

Her debut psychological thriller, Strangers on a Bridge, was a finalist in the Exeter Novel Prize and long listed for the Bath Novel Award. Her second novel, Her Husband’s Secrets (previously titled The Art of Deception), was published in June 2019.

She lives on an Alp with her Kiwi husband and two sons, and when she’s not writing you can find her on the cross-country ski trails or wild swimming in the lake, depending on the season.

She also writes short stories and flash fiction which have won prizes and been published in various anthologies. She has recently completed her MA in crime writing at UEA.

Twitter: @LouiseMangos
Facebook: @LouiseMangosBooks
Instagram: @louisemangos
Website: https://louisemangos.com


Not the Deaths Imagined by Anne Pettigrew

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Today, I’m delighted to help reveal the cover for Not the Deaths Imagined by Anne Pettigrew.


In a leafy Glasgow suburb, Dr Beth Semple is busy juggling motherhood and full-time GP work in the 90’s NHS. But her life becomes even more problematic when she notices some odd deaths in her neighbourhood. Though Beth believes the stories don’t add up, the authorities remain stubbornly unconvinced.

Soon, Beth’s professional reputation is challenged. There follows a chilling campaign of harassment and she finds her professional reputation – and family – are put at risk.

Is a charming local GP actually a serial killer? Can Beth piece together the jigsaw of perplexing fatalities and perhaps save lives? And as events accelerate towards a dramatic conclusion, will the police intervene in time?

From the author of Not the Life Imagined, this slow-burning tartan noir novel from a Bloody Scotland Crime Spotlight author follows Beth on another quest for justice. Reflecting Pettigrew’s own medical expertise, Not The Deaths Imagined re-affirms the benefits of growing up in a loving family and the need for friends in hard times, while offering insight into the twisted development of a psychopathic mind.

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Published by Ringwood Publishing, Not the Deaths Imagined is released on 1 August 2020 in eBook and paperback. It can be preordered now from Amazon on Kindle or from Ringwood Publishing.

About the author

Anne Pettigrew was born in Glasgow and was a Greenock GP for 31 years. She is a graduate of the University of Glasgow (Medicine, 1974) and the University of Oxford (MSc Medical Anthropology, 2004). She has also worked also in psychiatry, women’s health and journalism (The Herald, Pulse, Doctor, Channel 4).

In retirement, she took creative writing tuition at the University of Glasgow, aiming to pen novels about women doctors (rare in literature except as pathologists or in Mills & Boon).

She was a runner-up in the SAW Constable Award 2018 and was chosen as a 2019 Bloody Scotland Crime Spotlight Author ‘one to watch’. She is member of several writers’ groups and a short story competition winner.

She lives in Ayrshire and enjoys good books, good wine and good company.

Twitter: @pettigrew_anne
Facebook: @annepettigrewauthor
Instagram: @anne.pettigrew.author
Website: http://www.annepettigrew.co.uk

One Step Behind by Lauren North

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Jenna is a wife, a mother, a doctor. She’s also the victim of a stalker.

Every time she leaves her house, she sees him. Disturbing gifts are left at her door. Cruel emails are sent to her colleagues. She has no idea who this man is but she feels powerless against him.

Until the day he is brought into her hospital after a serious accident, and Jenna is given the chance to find out once and for all why this man is tormenting her. Now, the power is all hers.

But how many lines is she willing to cross to take back control of her life?

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Published by Transworld Books, One Step Behind by Lauren North is released on 16 July 2020 in eBook and 3 September 2020 in paperback. It can be preordered now from Amazon on Kindle and in paperback, and as an eBook from Kobo and iBooks.

About the author

Lauren North writes psychological suspense novels that delve into the darker side of relationships and families. She has a lifelong passion for writing, reading, and all things books. Lauren’s love of psychological suspense has grown since childhood and her dark imagination of always wondering what’s the worst thing that could happen in every situation. 

Lauren studied psychology before moving to London where she lived and worked for many years. She now lives with her family in the Suffolk countryside. Her debut novel, The Perfect Betrayal, was released last year.

Twitter: @Lauren_C_North
Facebook: @LaurenNorthAuthor
Instagram: @lauren_c_north
Website: https://www.lauren-north.com