It’s disgustingly early here in the States, but my UK friends are just starting their day. I have something exciting to share with you. Anne Pettigrew’s new book Not The Deaths Imagined will be hitting shelves on August 1st, and today we get to see the cover!
Here’s the blurb:
In a leafy Glasgow suburb, Dr Beth Semple is busy juggling motherhood and full-time GP work in the 90s NHS. But her life becomes even more problematic when she notices some odd deaths in her neighbourhood. Though Beth believes the stories don’t add up, the authorities remain stubbornly unconvinced.
Soon, Beth’s professional reputation is challenged. There follows a chilling campaign of harassment and she finds her professional reputation – and family – are put at risk.
Is a charming local GP actually a serial killer? Can Beth piece together the jigsaw of perplexing fatalities and perhaps save lives? And as events accelerate towards a dramatic conclusion, will the police intervene in time?
From the author of Not the Life Imagined, this slow-burning tartan noir novel from a Bloody Scotland Crime Spotlight author follows Beth on another quest for justice. Reflecting Pettigrew’s own medical expertise, Not The Deaths Imagined re-affirms the benefits of growing up in a loving family and the need for friends in hard times, while offering insight into the twisted development of a psychopathic mind.
Great plot, right? Now here’s the cover!
I love covers like this, straightforward, elegantly simple, and hinting at the story inside.
Where to buy: Oh! I can’t wait! I’ll be reviewing this later on, but if you’re as intrigued as I am, here’s the preorder links –
Ringwood Publishing: https://bit.ly/2B0I0C2
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/31eOqIC
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2B4gMuk
About the Author:
Glasgow-born, 31 years a Greenock GP, graduate of University of Glasgow (Medicine 1974) and Oxford (MSc Medical Anthropology 2004). Worked also in psychiatry, women’s health, and journalism (Herald, Pulse, Doctor, Channel 4). In retirement took Creative Writing tuition at Glasgow University aiming to pen novels about women doctors (rare in literature except as pathologists or in Mills & Boon). Runner-up in SAW Constable Award 2018, chosen as a 2019 Bloody Scotland Crime Spotlight Author – ‘one to watch.’ Member of several writers’ groups and a short story competition winner, she lives in Ayrshire and enjoys good books, good wine, and good company.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pettigrew_anne @pettigrew_anne
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