I’m delighted to count lovely Anne Coates as a personal friend and it always amazes me that someone so bright and bubbly writes such incredible crime fiction.
Anne’s third book in the Hannah Weybridge Series, Songs of Innocence (available here) was published earlier this summer and to celebrate that Anne is kindly offering a wonderful audio version of her first two books in the series: Dancers in the Wind and Death’s Silent Judgement to a lucky UK winner. You can enter the giveaway at the bottom of this blog post.
Anne stayed in with me to tell me all about book two Death’s Silent Judgement in a post you can read here. Anne has been on Linda’s Book Bag telling us (here) about writing a sequel and again explaining the influence of reading on writing in a fantastic post you can read here.
Anne’s latest book is Songs of Innocence and it is available for purchase here.
Songs of Innocence
A woman’s body is found in a lake. Is it a sad case of suicide or something more sinister? Hannah Weybridge, still reeling from her friend’s horrific murder and the attempts on her own life, doesn’t want to get involved, but reluctantly agrees to look into the matter for the family.
The past however still stalks her steps, and a hidden danger accompanies her every move. The third in the bestselling Hannah Weybridge thriller series, Songs of Innocence provides Hannah with her toughest and deadliest assignment yet…
Here’s a little bit about each of the books Anne is kindly offering to a lucky winner:
Dancers In the Wind
SHE IS HUNTING FOR THE TRUTH, BUT WHO IS HUNTING HER?
Freelance journalist and single mother Hannah Weybridge is commissioned by a national newspaper to write an investigative article on the notorious red light district in Kings Cross. There she meets prostitute Princess, and police inspector in the vice squad, Tom Jordan.
When Princess later arrives on her doorstep beaten up so badly she is barely recognisable, Hannah has to make some tough decisions and is drawn ever deeper into the world of deceit and violence. Three sex workers are murdered, their deaths covered up in a media blackout, and Hannah herself is under threat. As she comes to realise that the taste for vice reaches into the higher echelons of the great and the good, Hannah realises she must do everything in her power to expose the truth …. and stay alive.
You can listen to a sample here.
Death’s Silent Judgement
Death’s Silent Judgement is the thrilling sequel to Dancers in the Wind, and continues the gripping series starring London-based investigative journalist Hannah Weybridge.
Following the deadly events of Dancers in the Wind, freelance journalist and single mother Hannah Weybridge is thrown into the heart of a horrific murder investigation when a friend, Liz Rayman, is found with her throat slashed at her dental practice.
With few clues to the apparently motiveless crime Hannah throws herself into discovering the reason for her friend’s brutal murder, and is determined to unmask the killer. But before long Hannah’s investigations place her in mortal danger, her hunt for the truth placing her in the path of a remorseless killer…
You can listen to a sample here.
About Anne Coates
Anne Coates is a freelance editor and author. While editing and abridging other peoples’ novels and non-fiction, she has contributed short stories to magazines like Bella and Candis and wrote two novels that never saw publication. One afternoon she re-read the second one, saw its potential and rewrote it, restructuring the narrative and adding and subtracting scenes. This work became Dancers in the Wind to be published by Urbane Publications on 13 October, 2016.
Some of her short stories appear in two collections: A Tale of Two Sistersand Cheque-Mate and Other Tales of the Unexpected both published as e-books by Endeavour Press. Anne has also written seven non-fiction books ranging from a history of Women in Sport (Wayland) to Applying to University (Need To Know) and Living With Teenagers (Endeavour Press).
Anne lives in London with three cats who are all rather disdainful of her writing as they have yet to appear in her fiction although a dog has!
Audio Books of Dancers in the Wind and Death’s Silent Judgement
For your chance to win an audio book of BOTH Dancers in the Wind and Death’s Silent Judgement click here.
Anne will provide the Audible codes and instructions for the winner. I am not responsible for the delivery of the codes!
UK ONLY and the giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday 15th July.