DEBUT CRIME NOVEL
NEW COVER for the 2018 reprint
design by Lucy McSpirit
A body has been found brutally murdered in a Manchester primary school.
Two weeks before this terrible discovery there is a violent confrontation between the head teacher and an irate parent - a father who has been denied access to his child and banned from the school. The police, politicians, national press and social media vie with each other to feed the ignorance, intolerance and prejudice of the community. It's not long before tensions in the neighbourhood ignite.
Within the school, emotions are raw, staff are at the limit of their tolerance. Bullying is rife and trust is low.
The main characters face mounting pressures until one of them reaches their breaking point and kills. It is not until the final moments of the story that the identity of the murderer and the victim are disclosed.
Published as Amazon ebook
1st March 2017
Published in Paperback
12th March 2017
PRAISE FOR BREAKING POINTS
'This is a gripping read.' Lizzie Gates, author of The Wolf of Dalriada - Troubador & Amazon
'This is a fast paced, entertaining read with lots of action, a great story.' Jacqueline Farrell, author of Covenant - Amazon
'Crime writing that keeps you guessing 'til the end.' Carol Fenlon, author of Impress Novel Prize winner: Consider the Lilies
IN THE PRESS
3rd March 2017
With thanks to the Lancashire Post and Community Reporter, Natalie Walker who after attending the popular How to Write Books for Children workshop at Barton Grange Garden Centre, wrote a wonderful article about how I started writing, my books and inspirations.
COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
I now run courses and workshops for adults who want to start writing books.
They are held in the events room at Barton Grange Garden Centre, Brock, Lancashire. It's a lovely country-based venue by the Lancaster canal.
Sundays 7th, 11th &18th
10.15am - 1.15pm
NEW EVENT 2021
Illustrating books for children
Wednesday April 28th
All my events for 2020 are postponed for the time being.
Wednesday 21st 10.00am - 1.00pm
All bookings at Barton Grange