On this edition for Northern Reads in February, we cap the month off with Jo Fenton and her brand new release Revelation.
I’d like to thank you, Kellie, for allowing me to appear on your blog today.
Revelation is my latest novel, released by Darkstroke Publishing on Monday 24th February.
It is set in Manchester in 1989, and is about students, Becky and Dan, whose friend, Rick, was found dead in suspicious circumstances. It’s a story of unrequited love, grief, friendship, betrayal and revenge.
The setting is the Halls of Residence where I lived as a student, and other areas around Manchester University and Fallowfield.
I remained in Manchester after graduating, as my parents moved to North Manchester at the end of my first term at University, and I’ve lived in the area ever since. I definitely consider myself an adopted Northerner!
Revelation is the start of a series of books, featuring Becky as a Manchester-based detective.
In Revelation, she investigates the death of her friend, Rick. In subsequent books, we meet her as a middle-aged adult – married with kids, and a recent trauma.
My detailed knowledge of the area and community where I live features strongly in the novels, and adds a distinct local flavour. However, readers will not need to know the area to enjoy the books.
Book 2, Paparazzi, is in progress, and will hopefully be ready for release next winter.
About the book:
A student, Rick, is found dead in halls of residence.
His friends get caught up in the aftermath: Dan, who was in love with Rick; and Becky, who is in love with Dan.
Their fraught emotions lead them into dark places – particularly a connection to a mysterious Kabbalistic sect.
Will Becky discover who killed Rick in time to save her best friend?
About the author:
Jo Fenton grew up in Hertfordshire. She devoured books from an early age and, at eleven, discovered Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer. She now has an eclectic and much loved book collection cluttering her home office.
Jo combines an exciting career in Clinical Research with an equally exciting but very different career as a writer of psychological thrillers.
When not working, she runs (very slowly), and chats to lots of people. She lives in Manchester with her family and is an active and enthusiastic member of two writing groups and two reading groups.
Revelation was released on Amazon on 24th February
It’s available to buy at mybook.to/beckywhite1
My other books are also available on Amazon:
The Brotherhood: https://t.co/YXdn8AM506
The Refuge: http://mybook.to/therefuge
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