“I actually held my breath.” – Rachel Genn, author of The Cure
“… a character who generates anger and disgust in the reader, and yet is entirely captivating, and whose success the reader urgently cares about. This is powerful, and at times heart-breaking writing.” – Jane Rogers, author of Mr Wroe’s Virgins and The Testament of Jessie Lamb
Twenty-one year old Violet Kale has fallen out of love with life. A dissolute figure she drifts along with her friend Lisa (mother of a baby daughter Maria), reluctant to take responsibility for anything except her own pleasure.
When Violet wakes up after a 3-day drug and alcohol binge to the sound of her friend’s baby Maria crying with hunger, on a whim she steals Maria away, heading on a journey to a new land, and seeing in the child a chance of a new future, and a hope for salvation…
A Monster by Violet is Laura Wake’s stunning debut novel – emotive, gripping and highly original, this is a compelling read.
The Rwandan Hostage is the second volume of Christopher Lowery’s African Diamonds Trilogy and continues the tale of corruption, murder and greed that began with the bestselling The Angolan Clan. Heroine Jenny Bishop is back with a vengeance! The abduction of her nephew at the world cup final in South Africa brings to light a long-hidden event in her sister’s history, which heralds a terrifying threat to the lives of her closest family. In a desperate attempt to find her nephew and bring him to safety, Jenny joins forces with ex-Chief Inspector, now private investigator, Pedro Espinoza. Together they uncover an international conspiracy dating back to the horrific events of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Jenny is in a race against time to find the abductors, before the damning revelations threaten to tear her family apart. Set against a European-African backdrop, the fast-paced plot twists and turns in a gripping series of events and action. The Rwandan Hostage is a compelling international mystery that will enthral all thriller fans, in the best traditions of Gerald Seymour, Frederick Forsyth and Richard North Patterson.