I'm a writer from Oldham in the North West of England. I write long and short commercial fiction with a subtext of the human condition. I also write news articles and opinion pieces.
How to Play Dead will be published by Corvus Atlantic Books on 7th November 2019
She's watching over them. And he's watching her...
Ria Taylor is everything to everyone. Wife and mother, the centre of her family. And the manager of a refuge for women whose partners have driven them out of their own homes.
But one night, with her husband away, Ria receives a terrifyingly sinister message. Someone is watching her. Someone who seems to know everything about her. She knows what she shoulddo - seek help, just like she tells her clients to. But Ria is the help. As events escalate, and terror takes hold, Ria must decide whether to run or hide...
My psychological thriller Perfect Ten is out now on Kindle ebook and in paperback.
An explosive debut thriller about one woman's search for revenge - and the dangerous chain of events she sets in motion...
We've all been there. On the losing end of a relationship.
Caroline Atkinson is powerless and angry. She has lost more than most - her marriage, her reputation, even her children. Then one day, she receives an unusual delivery: lost luggage belonging to the very man who is responsible, her estranged husband Jack.
In a leather holdall, Caroline unearths a dark secret, one that finally confirms her worst suspicions. Jack has kept a detailed diary of all his affairs; every name, every meeting, every lie is recorded. He even marks the women out of ten.
Praise for Perfect Ten
Reading this book felt like riding a high-speed, super-charged rollercoaster called Revenge. You'll go from cheering Caroline on to screaming at her to stop and then back again, all in the turn of a page. Hugely engrossing - a dark delight. Source: Catherine Ryan Howard
A wildly entertaining and compelling debut Source: Daily Mail
Tense and gripping... Jacqueline Ward knows how to ratchet up the tension in this timely debut for those of us affected by #MeToo Source: Sanjida Kay
Fascinating Source: Paula Daly
This is a deliciously vengeful tale of someone driven to despair and of the world that didn't believe her Source: Readings, Australia, Best Crime Reads October 2018
You won't be able to put this gripping novel down Source: Take-a-Break
Penetratingly sharp on the complexities of psychological abuse and the human heart, this compulsive, disturbing debut will be relished by fans of Gillian Flynn and Paula Daly Source: Joanne Owen, LoveReading
This is a deliciously vengeful tale of someone driven to despair and of the world that didn't believe her Source: Fiona Hardy, author of Rosebud
'If you want to read a book about psychological abuse and recovery, then look no further...' Amazon Reader, Kindle
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