It’s Release Day for Evil Intent!

I’m delighted to announce that Evil Intent, my eleventh book(!), is released in e-book and paperback today!

In this novel, Helen finds herself in a race against time to trace the voracious murderer the press is calling The Pentagram Killer. Here’s the blurb:

When a series of women’s bodies is discovered in the heart of rural Hamptonshire with a pentagram carved on their chests, DCI Helen Lavery is forced into a cat-and-mouse chase with a murderer who ultimately turns the tables and targets her.

Meanwhile, she is shocked to discover that her younger son’s new best friend is the nephew of organised crime boss Chilli Franks – the man who has held a grudge against Helen’s family since her father first put him away in the 1990s.

As her personal and professional lives collide, Helen finds herself in mortal danger as she races to track down the serial killer and restore safety to the streets of Hampton.


Evil Intent is the fourth instalment in the DCI Helen Lavery series. If you haven’t read the rest of the series, don’t worry – it can easily be read as a standalone. However, if you want to start at the beginning, An Unfamiliar Murder, the e-book of the first Helen novel, is currently on sale at 99p on Amazon.

I’m absolutely thrilled with the early endorsements Evil Intent has received from other authors whose work I admire. Helen Fields called it ‘slick and brilliantly plotted’. Louise Beech said it was ‘powerful and unforgettable’, and Kate Rhodes described it as ‘everything a good thriller should be’.

Evil Intent is available here. I’m running a special giveaway on Facebook to celebrate the launch. If you are on Facebook, hop over and join me here for a chance to win. And if you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it, a review on Amazon or Goodreads would be much appreciated!

Huge thanks to everyone who has helped to bring Evil Intent to publication today. All the early readers and reviewers (you know who you are!), and to my delightful publisher, Legend Press, for all their hard work behind the scenes. And, of course, to you, the readers. This month marks my tenth year in publishing, and I couldn’t be more grateful for your support!




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