Despite never having met Georgia Rose in real life, I feel she has become a friend over the time I’ve been blogging – not least because she has supported me tirelessly, sharing my posts unselfishly on her social media. When I realised that Georgia hadn’t featured on Linda’s Book Bag since we stayed in together to chat about Parallel Lies (here) and that she has a new book, A Killer Strikes, coming out on 1st January 2023, I simply had to feature her again. Luckily Georgia has allowed me to share a snippet from the book and I think you’ll agree, it is brilliant!
Let’s find out more about A Killer Strikes.
A Killer Strikes will be published on 1st January 2023 and is available for pre-order here.
A Killer Strikes
The perfect family… The perfect murders…
A family massacred. A village in mourning. Can anyone sleep safely while a killer is on the loose?
Laura Percival, owner of The Stables, notices something wrong at her friend’s house when out on her morning ride. Further investigation reveals scenes she’ll never forget.
While the police are quick to accuse, Laura is less so, defending those around her as she struggles to make sense of the deaths. And all the time she wonders if she really knew her friends at all.
A chance encounter opens up a line of investigation that uncovers a secret life. One that Laura is much closer to than she ever realised.
A Killer Strikes is a gripping domestic thriller. If you like character-driven action, suspenseful storytelling and dark revelations then you’ll love this exciting novel.
An Extract from A Killer Strikes
At the beginning of the third week of January, I’m riding Fifty back up School Lane towards home when, in the distance, I see a girl standing on the opposite verge to Number 9 staring at the property. She’s on the skinny side of slim, shoulders slightly hunched as if she’s not strong enough to square them, long dark hair that hangs like curtains, and she’s transfixed on something about the house. The police tape is still in place but, now broken in a couple of places, the tatty ends hang down on this still day. I get closer. The noise of us approaching does nothing to distract her from her focus. Until, that is, I call out to her.
‘Hey, are you okay?’ Then I immediately regret it.
She jumps like a startled rabbit at my voice, as though it’s broken her trance, and turns away from me scrabbling for her car door.
I stop, hoping she might too. ‘Don’t go. Did you know Jenny?’ She looks about her age.
She ignores me, climbing quickly into the car before slamming the door and driving off in a hurry. I haven’t seen her around here before and wonder why she’s come now. I curse myself for scaring her off. She could, of course, simply have been a friend leaving flowers, but there was something about the fact she couldn’t get away from me fast enough that I found curious.
Like I had caught her out.
Or she knew something.
Doesn’t that make you want to dive right in to A Killer Strikes? I’m so thrilled to be able to share that with you today. Oh, and it says something about Georgia as a person too that she asked me to add the following:
Many thanks for inviting me onto your super blog, Linda. I appreciate the support.
Isn’t that just lovely?
About Georgia Rose
Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. Following completion of the trilogy she was asked for more and so wrote a short story, The Joker, which is based on a favourite character from the series and the eBook is available to download for free here.
Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre and its sequel, Loving Vengeance, has now completed The Ross Duology.
Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination.
She has also recently started running workshops and providing one-to-one support for those wishing to learn how to independently publish and you can find her, under her real name, at www.threeshirespublishing.com.
Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing.
Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog.
You can find out more about Georgia Rose on her web site and on Facebook. You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter @georgiarosebook. You’ll also find all about Georgia on Amazon UK and Amazon US.