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Cover Reveal – Left For Dead

I’m so pleased to share the cover for the third book in my DI Amy Winter series, left for dead.


What do you think? I love how the cover represents the story, which begins with a young woman found in a shop window display. Here’s a snippet from the book…

“In the midst of the busy London streets, a sense of quiet awe descended as shoppers took in the display. A pearl-encrusted tiara sat neatly on the mannequin’s hair. The diamanté and pearl droplets stitched into the fabric of the bridal gown made for a dazzling effect. It was as if she had been dipped in ice. Amy peered closer, scrutinising the bouquet of red roses, stark in her ivory hands. Slowly, the smile evaporated from her face.”

I was inspired the write the story of the ‘Loveheart Killer’ after a trip to London when I took in the lifelike window displays. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but you’ll get the most out of the series if you read them in order.

Book one is Truth And Lies, book two is The Secret Child, book three is Left For Dead, and book four will be Flesh And Blood, to be released in 2021. Thanks so much to my valued readers for spreading the word.


A victim on display. A detective on the rails.

Shopping with her sister, DI Amy Winter is admiring a Valentine’s Day window display of a perfect bride encrusted in diamonds and resplendent in lace—until she notices blood oozing from the mannequin’s mouth.

This is no stunt. A post-mortem reveals the victim was left to die on her macabre throne for all to see. When a second victim is found, it emerges that both women were ‘Sugar Babes’ arranging dates with older men online—and Amy finds herself hunting an accomplished psychopath.

As she tracks down the killer, Amy’s instincts go into overdrive when the charismatic head of the agency behind the display makes no attempt to hide his fascination with her serial-killer parents. What exactly does he want from Amy? With her own world in freefall as her biological mother, Lillian Grimes, appeals her conviction, Amy pushes the boundaries of police procedure when a third ‘Sugar Babe’ disappears…Is she as much at risk as the killer’s victims?

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