Part one of soft sci-fi trilogy Take Her Back, The Girl with the Green Eyes tells the story of Bella D’accourt, a genetically engineered ‘designer baby’ whose emerging sinister traits lead her parents to hand her over to strangers when she is a child.
Long-listed for The Bridport Prize: Peggy Chapman-Andrews First Novel award in 2020 (reaching the top 20 of more than 1600 entrants) the novel was published in November 2021 by BAD PRESS iNK.
Since then it has reached the top 10 of an Amazon Bestseller list and been featured on Times Radio with Mariella Frostrup (see below).
Book two, The Child Left in the Dark, was published in autumn 2022.
Praise for Take Her Back:
“An impressive young novelist who should be on your radar” – Mariella Frostrup, Times Radio
“Brilliantly written, so many threads running through the storyline. The author is a master of keeping everything moving along until it all comes together perfectly.”
“The Girl with the Green Eyes is wonderfully written, seamlessly flitting between two time frames, with fantastic pieces of description throughout. Highly recommended.”