Excited to reveal the cover for my second novel! Release date: May 18th, 2019. Pre-order options coming soon. See you on the beaches of Costa Rica!
MORE OR LESS ANNIE
Discovering home isn’t home and you aren’t you is no walk on the beach.
Life’s turned out just as Annie expected. Unfortunately. Low self-esteem, abandonment issues and a twenty-year-old marriage that’s going nowhere trap her in a dull existence. Browsing luxury travel websites is her only pleasure but escape from her gossipy English village seems nothing more than an internet reverie. That is, until Luck launches a new window and whisks her away to Casa Luna.
Taylor controls everything about her penthouse Chicago life until scandal sends her tumbling down Luck’s corporate ladder. Unemployed, and unemployable, she packs her Louis Vuitton suitcases full of vengeance and heads to Central America. There, her former boss is rumoured to be setting up a new venture. If she’s going down, he’s going with her.
Annie and Taylor collide in the exotic waters of Costa Rica, where life becomes anything but a walk on the beach. Why has a tabloid reporter followed Annie to paradise? And what’s a fifty-year-old cold case got to do with it? As Annie’s past slides into shocking focus, Taylor smells opportunity. Annie has a decision to make: Give up control of her life once and for all ‒ or wrestle command from past demons.
Spectacular tropical beaches and luxury villas beckon as MORE OR LESS ANNIE sweeps the reader along on a journey of hope and self-discovery. Join Annie as she fights for a new identity ‒ one piña colada at a time.
Inspiration for the book:
Anyone who’s been to Costa Rica will understand the choice of location. It’s a beautiful country, eco-friendly, quiet and full of exotic plants and wildlife. It’s exactly the kind of place you’d go if you could go anywhere. Annie’s character came to me during a discussion about what I would do if I could do anything. We want to believe if money were no object, life’s problems would dissipate. Deep down we know better, and Annie finds this out in no uncertain terms when a windfall signals the beginning of a whole new set of problems. No matter where you go, your old baggage travels with you.
Quote from MORE OR LESS ANNIE
‘Annie stared at everything that should feel so strange: the flowers with huge waxy heads that would never survive an English frost, the speckled islands surrounded by shimmering skirts of azure and turquoise. None of this should make sense. Yet, somewhere in her soul, this place settled like a handful of glitter thrown into still air.’